Seed Fund

The Launch Place Seed Fund looks for investment opportunities in which our capital can serve as a critical catalyst to specific milestone achievements, whether it is follow-on capital, first customer(s), or another significant breakthrough in the company’s growth. Our Fund’s investment can be first money for companies seeking angel and other equity-based investors, and in some instances, our capital can act as an accelerator for companies needing more limited capital to launch. We have the flexibility to structure deals as debt, convertible debt or equity. The typical range of investments made in the portfolio companies ranges from $100,000 to $250,000, with the ability to fund up to $500,000 per company.

Our objective is to provide portfolio companies with the capital, competencies and care they need to efficiently achieve success. Consequently, we combine our strategic investments with our business consulting, training and mentoring programs so that management teams have the right tools at the right time in their company’s growth.

The Launch Place Seed Fund is a fully owned subsidiary of The Launch Place governed by its Board of Directors. All investments are evaluated by an independent Investment Committee.


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Seed Fund Management

Eva DossEva Doss

President and CEO

Eva Doss has twenty years of experience in business consulting, strategic planning, business development and equity fund establishment and management in the United States and Europe. During her career Eva established new business ventures and seed investment opportunities, and developed strategic business partnerships for companies internationally.

Eva has also worked with Booz Allen, RTI International, and the U.S. Agency for International Development in Washington, D.C. As the first Executive Director, Eva helped in the establishment of the Southside Business Technology Center, a business consulting entity in 2005, which in 2012 grew into The Launch Place, the lead entrepreneurial development organization offering business consulting, training, office space and subsidies, and seed investments through its two equity funds to entrepreneurs in Danville, Virginia and in the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

Eva holds a post-graduate Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, has a MBA and BS in business administration and speaks several languages.