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SCRA Announces New SC Launch Director

Oct 9, 2020

SCRA Announces New SC Launch Director September 22, 2020 | PRESS RELEASES Summerville, S.C. – The South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) has announced that Russell Cook was recently named Director of SC Launch and Executive Director of SC Launch, Inc. Cook will be responsible for leading the strategic direction of the SC Launch program which provides mentoring, networking, and grant funding to eligible companies that are employing new technologies within the life science, technology, and advanced manufacturing industries. He will also serve as the liaison to the SC Launch, Inc. board of directors, which makes capital investments in SC Launch companies that successfully complete the due diligence process. Established in 2006, SC Launch, Inc., is an independent, nonprofit corporate affiliate of SCRA. “Russell’s extensive experience in business development, finance, and investments, as well as his senior corporate leadership, will be an asset to our SCRA team as we continue advancing innovation by supporting entrepreneurs and early-stage companies,” said Executive Director, Bob Quinn. “The SC Launch team is a well-respected group of professionals who have mentored and guided companies around the state, and Russell brings the right background and knowledge to help these companies become highly investible.” Prior to coming to the SCRA, Russell Cook was managing director for Comporium Ventures where he provided strategic guidance for portfolio companies, and managed key external business and economic development relationships. He currently serves as a trustee for South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, Inc., as a director for Boys Farm, and is a member of the South Carolina Council on Innovation Initiatives. Cook earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wofford College and furthered his education by completing certificate programs at Clemson University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also completed the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Advanced Symposium and earned the designation of South Carolina Certified Economic Developer. He will be based in SCRA’s Columbia office. ### Chartered in 1983 by the State of South Carolina as a public, nonprofit corporation, South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) fuels South Carolina’s innovation economy through the impact of its four programs. SC Academic Innovations provides funding and support to advance multi-institutional, translational research and accelerate the growth of university-based startups. SC Facilities offers high-quality laboratory and administrative workspaces for technology-based startups and academic institutions. SC Industry Solutions facilitates and funds partnerships between and among startups, industry, and academia. SC Launch mentors and funds technology-based startups that may also receive investments from SCRA’s investment affiliate, SC Launch, Inc. Media Contact

Russell Cook Investments

1 Investments

Russell Cook has made 1 investments. Their latest investment was in Postmates as part of their Seed VC on May 5, 2011.

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Russell Cook Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/16/2011

Seed VC

Postmates

$0.75M

Yes

Date

5/16/2011

Round

Seed VC

Company

Postmates

Amount

$0.75M

New?

Yes

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Sources

Russell Cook Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Russell Cook has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Postmates on July 06, 2020.

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Exit

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Valuation
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7/6/2020

Acquired

$991

114

Date

7/6/2020

Exit

Acquired

Companies

Valuation

$991

Acquirer

Sources

114

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