Investments

We are looking for privately-owned companies that want to expand their footprint and employee base in Central Pennsylvania. We look at large companies and small, including pre-revenue.

Investments

We are looking for privately-owned companies that want to expand their footprint and employee base in Central Pennsylvania. We look at large companies and small, including pre-revenue companies. Among our investment criteria, we are looking for the following qualities in potential opportunities.

Philosophy

At White Rose Ventures, we believe in pairing the appropriate amount of capital with ambitious entrepreneurs and operators that have the capability to execute on a vision that will sustainably grow their business and help raise the profile of entrepreneurialism throughout the region. We invest across the lifecycle of the business, including pre-revenue companies. We will challenge our founders and operators to dream. More importantly, we want them to craft a vision, then work backwards towards a milestone for their financing that is ambitious and practical.

Portfolio

Criteria

Alignment with Mission and Impact Initiatives

We want this initiative to help create a more vibrant midstate. Are the goals you have for your company and your team aligned with the community-based priorities of White Rose Ventures?

Entrepreneurial Resilience

We are here for the long haul, and you should be too. Are you committed to creating and following through on aspirational, yet practical growth goals with our investment and support?

Willingness to Collaborate with Business Community

The ethos of this fund is rooted in regional collaboration. Are you willing to enhance the growth of your business through deliberate collaboration with businesses and stakeholders across Central Pennsylvania?

Exceptional Team Values

Are you leveraging the skillset, commitment and determination of your team to build an enduringly profitable business and promote sound, successful business practices across your organization?

Impact Potential on Community

We want to help create an economically and socially vibrant region with our investment. Will our investment allow your company to do the same?

Commitment to Capital Efficiency

Will our investment augment your capital structure in a way that maximizes the creativity and flexibility of your company and it’s growth?

Commitment to Job Creation in the Region

With a dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem to support your company, will you start and / or expand your company footprint throughout Central Pennsylvania?

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