National community of disruptive technologies serving the private sector & federal government
development of technology and patients
ALLIED GROWTH & STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
AGSM Venture Capital Services are managed by AGSM, LLC, an investment group dedicated to the people behind disruptive technologies and innovation. We establish strategic partnerships with early-stage companies through strategic capital investment (Series A Round or higher).
Our managing directors have a history of thought leadership, with substantial experience across business, operations, finance, marketing, technology, research & development, sales, and go to market. All activities involved in managing, building, and continually improving a successful investment portfolio, are the managing director's primary responsibility. Each portfolio company has a unique business model that is developed for long term capital optimization and sustainability
AGSM will operate as a Commitment Program whereby the Opportunity Fund investors agree to invest in individual businesses. The total capital currently invested is approx. $35 million with over 150 Opportunity Fund investors. The goal is to provide venture capital type of returns on investment.
MEET THE TEAM
Donald C. Belt
Investment Committee Chairman
Thomas J. Kozlowski
Robert P. Culhane
Michael J. O’Donnell
Charles A. Wilcox
David J. Bell
Manager N. America West
Clifford G. Benson
Board of Managers
THE ADVISORY COUNCIL
Ronald W. Frank
Kenneth L. Urish
David Iwinski Jr.
Catherine V. Mott
AGSM will focus on equity recapitalizations and investments in early-stage companies with revenues of approximately $500K to $50 million. We will look for businesses with significant rapid growth potential that provide the opportunity to create value. The primary focus will be on technology-oriented businesses that provide the opportunity for rapid growth and strong returns based on market research, leadership, performance, execution, vision, and knowledge of the management team.
AGSM expects to add value by being strategic partners with management teams. A partnership reinforced by the availability of our managing directors, their diverse skills, integrity, commitment, and experience. AGSM intends to invest from $1.0 to $8.0 million (an average investment of $3.0 million) in a single growth or expansion capital investment and take an influential equity interest in the operating company.
AGSM seeks to generate superior returns through the long-term capital appreciation of its equity investments. As such, the financial strategy of the program is to capitalize on operational companies with conservative levels of debt, provide capital to focus on expansion opportunities and profitability improvements, and consider strategic relationships and acquisitions as part of the overall business model. It is anticipated that each such investment will be held for three to five years.