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Non-Profit Foundation
thelaunchplace.org

Investments

16

Portfolio Exits

1

Partners & Customers

1

About The Launch Place

The Launch Place strives to energize and diversify Southern Virginia's regional economy through entrepreneurship development and business consulting services. It assists with business development and job creation and retention region­wide through its business consulting services, while having a dual responsibility to recruit and retain entrepreneurs to the Danville region in deploying a $10 million grant award given over five years by the Danville Region Foundation. A $4 million seed fund was established with this grant to invest in start­ups and experienced entrepreneurs.

Headquarters Location

527 Bridge Street Suite B-1

Danville, Virginia, 24541,

United States

434-799-5491

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Latest The Launch Place News

The Launch Place will partner with the Angel Capital Association for October training, pitch contest

Jul 6, 2021

The ACA Angel University courses will be open to angel investors, potential angel investors, and entrepreneurs, which according to a statement from The Launch Place, is the first time this format will be open to this audience. “The goal of the Big Launch Challenge is to provide early-stage startups the opportunity to pitch their ideas to investors, and for The Launch Place Pre-Seed and Seed Fund to generate deal flow,” said Eva Doss, president and CEO of The Launch Place, in a statement. The Launch Place, through the Big Launch Challenge , has awarded $159,000 to 14 companies. The competition requires that companies have fewer than 10 employees, have raised no more than $500,000, and have the potential for growing business operations in Danville, Virginia, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, or Caswell County, North Carolina, and that applications are submitted prior to the deadline, August 16, 2021.

The Launch Place Investments

16 Investments

The Launch Place has made 16 investments. Their latest investment was in CytoRecovery as part of their Grant on December 12, 2022.

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The Launch Place Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

12/1/2022

Grant

CytoRecovery

$0.25M

Yes

2

9/22/2022

Series A

Pattern Health

$3.3M

No

9

7/9/2021

Unattributed

Keepsake Tales

$0.05M

Yes

1

3/1/2021

Seed

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$99M

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10

2/16/2021

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

12/1/2022

9/22/2022

7/9/2021

3/1/2021

2/16/2021

Round

Grant

Series A

Unattributed

Seed

Seed VC

Company

CytoRecovery

Pattern Health

Keepsake Tales

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Amount

$0.25M

$3.3M

$0.05M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

9

1

10

10

The Launch Place Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

The Launch Place has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was iScribes on January 29, 2018.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

1/29/2018

Acquired

$99M

1

Date

1/29/2018

Exit

Acquired

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

Sources

1

The Launch Place Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

The Launch Place has 1 strategic partners and customers. The Launch Place recently partnered with Virginia Tech Foundation on May 5, 2005.

The Launch Place Team

1 Team Member

The Launch Place has 1 team member, including current Chief Executive Officer, President, Eva Doss.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Eva Doss

Chief Executive Officer, President

Current

Name

Eva Doss

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer, President

Status

Current

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