OLSF Ventures (OLSF) is an early-stage health care and life science fund that has been operational since 2000. Since inception, OLSF has invested across all spectrums of health care and life sciences, from therapeutics, device, diagnostics, and tech enabled services. OLSF invests in Oklahoma and the surrounding region.
OLSF portfolio companies have raised over $400 million in venture capital funding after OLSF investment, over $2 billion in corporate co-development funding, and realized exits of over $1.0 billion for 5 companies. OLSF outperformed the California Benchmark Venture Capital Index, the NASDAQ Composite Index, and the Russell 2000 Index. In addition, OLSF portfolio companies have generated over 800 jobs, each earning an annual income three times greater than the state average.
OLSF invests in promising health care and life science technologies where businesses and management teams can be built. Investment decisions made by the Fund's limited partners and OLSF will be the first professionally managed money invested. Upon investing, OLSF remains active in all portfolio companies by shaping strategy, assuring capitalization and driving execution.
Post investment, companies that can successfully develop their core technology and business will result in the formation of stand-alone life science companies which are based on Oklahoma technologies. Companies whose technology and business is not robust enough to form a life science company or were not appropriate for other market and technical reasons, will result in technology licensing opportunities.