William Fuller, CEO of S4 Medical, shows how a complication in heart procedures paved the way for a new, revolutionary device that eliminates risk of harming the esophagus. VGV invested in S4 Medical this past summer of 2018.
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I’ve been in the medical device commercialization field for more than 20 years, previously I was the CEO and founder of another company (Centerline BioMedical) and I was CEO-in-residence at BioEnterprise.
Youngstown, OH -- Valley Growth Ventures, a $6 million micro-venture capital investment fund focused on investment in Ohio-based companies, with a heavy interest in the the Mahoning Valley, has made 3 investments since the fund closed in early March of 2018.
The 3 Investments have been made in:
The Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation (MVEDC) has been a partner with Valley Growth Ventures since the firm’s founding. MVEDC helped lead the grant submissions that formed the fund and with the initial set-up of VGV. Currently all back office operations, from accounting to financial transaction management, are performed through the partnership with MVEDC.
We had the opportunity to speak with MVEDC’s lending team leader and go-to woman, Teresa Miller, who also works with VGV as financial manager, about what’s going on at MVEDC currently.