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Rocket ventures greg knudson vp of technology rgp director of rocket ventures knudsonrgp

Rocket Ventures

Greg Knudson

VP of Technology - RGP

Director of Rocket Ventures

[email protected]


Business opportunities

Business Opportunities

  • RV has a need to find “Spin-Off” opportunities

    • Small to large companies with technology / non-core segments

  • RV is looking for manufacturing companies for design, proto-type development, manufacturing

    • Lockrey Mfg. and Pinnacle Technologies models – across technologies

  • RV needs to find “JV” partners for start-up companies

    • Leveraging strengths (engineering, manufacturing, technology)


Rocket ventures program definition

Rocket Ventures - Program Definition

  • Pre-Seed, Early Stage Venture Fund

    • “Entrepreneurial Signature Program” for NWO

  • Program Financing:

    $15.0 Million ODOD

    $ 7.5 Million Private Investors

    $22.5 Million


Rocket ventures greg knudson vp of technology rgp director of rocket ventures knudsonrgp

Program Elements / Client Benefits

  • Enhanced Business Management Services

  • Networking

    • People, Engineering, Manufacturing

    • Distribution, Financing, Partners

  • The Pre-Seed Investment Fund


Rocket ventures greg knudson vp of technology rgp director of rocket ventures knudsonrgp

Portfolio Company Screening Criteria

  • 1. Location - Northwest Ohio

  • 2. Early Stage

  • 3. Scalability - $30M - $50M in 5 to 7 years

  • 4. Technology Cluster:

    • Biomedical,

    • Alternative Energy,

    • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies

  • 5. Intellectual Property (IP) Documented & Owned by / Licensed to Company

  • 6. Exit Strategy


Rocket ventures greg knudson vp of technology rgp director of rocket ventures knudsonrgp

Business Management Services


Rocket ventures greg knudson vp of technology rgp director of rocket ventures knudsonrgp

  • The Pre-Seed Fund

  • $13.5 Million

  • $6.0M State / $7.5M Private Investors


Rocket ventures greg knudson vp of technology rgp director of rocket ventures knudsonrgp

DenDroCo, LLC


Business opportunities1

Business Opportunities

  • RV has a need to find “Spin-Off” opportunities

    • Small to large companies with technology

  • RV is looking for engineering / manufacturing companies for design, proto-type development, manufacturing

    • Lockrey Mfg. and Pinnacle Technologies models – across technologies

  • RV needs to find “JV” partners for start-up companies

    • Leveraging strengths (engineering, manufacturing, technology, distribution)


Rocket ventures greg knudson vp of technology rgp director of rocket ventures knudsonrgp

Greg Knudson, VP and Director

Rocket Ventures

E-mail: [email protected]

419.252.2700 Ext. 313

www.rocketventures.org


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