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||We formed Allos in early 2010 to help fill the gap in the Midwest between angel investors and the venture firms in the region who have shifted to later-stage investing. We only invest in early-stage companies, augmenting the capital provided by angel investors who have helped the companies reach a stage at which they are ready for their first institutional financing round. While Allos may be new, we are leveraging the investment experience and business-building skills and resources developed over the past decade by our investment team at Gazelle TechVentures and Blue Chip Venture Company, through those firms' investments in over 100 companies. Additionally, many of our investors are successful technology company entrepreneurs, allowing us to tap into an even broader experience base of business-building expertise.
Our team shares a common view of the benefits of a “hands-on” approach to venture capital investing - benefits both to our partner companies and our investors. This vision drives everything we do - from the number of investments we'll make (a select group of no more than eight), to the geography we cover (places we can drive to in 4-5 hours), to the industries we'll invest in (only things we know well - primarily software, technology-enabled business services, and in some cases, medical devices or diagnostics).