Our 2024-2025 investment programs—ONAMI's Center of Innovation Excellence Collaborative Fund and the US Treasury SSBCI-supported Oregon ToughTech Breakthrough Fund—anticipate making 10 to 15 pre-seed and seed stage equity investments, typically as SAFEs, convertible notes or restricted stock purchases.
Our focus is on Oregon science-based startups with high growth potential, i.e., in value, revenue and Oregon employment. We seek companies commercializing deep technology innovations relevant to Business Oregon's set of Target Industries, and, in our case, especially, electronic and optical materials and components, biomedical technologies and devices and other industrial sectors. (See ONAMI's current portfolio.)
Investment eligibility requires that a company be domiciled in Oregon with 51% or more of its employees living in Oregon. Preference will be given to C-Corps less than five years old solving critical/high value technical problems in large markets with a unique competitive advantage, defendable IP and an investable management team or clear path to building one.
The process consists of up to four stages:
If ONAMI's investment fund program sounds like a fit for your company, we're eager to hear from you. The process begins when you email Jay Lindquist and Skip Rung at Investment@onami.us.
We look forward to helping you build another successful Oregon technology company!
These investment and support programs are funded in part by the Oregon State Lottery and the US Treasury SSBCI Program, both administered by the Oregon Business Development Department (Business Oregon).