Access to Capital

Oklahoma’s Source for Innovative Investment Capital
i2E has been a primary source of concept, seed stage and start-up capital for Oklahoma’s emerging small businesses for more than a decade.

i2E and its partners have developed a series of investment funds that target companies at particular stages of the business lifecycle and also complement Oklahoma angel investors and venture capitalists.

i2E Managed Funds
The State of Oklahoma, through two funds managed by i2E, helps companies bridge the investment gap and leverage other private and institutional sources of capital. i2E recently teamed with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce and the U.S. Treasury Department to expand the access to capital sources offered to Oklahoma entrepreneurs with three new funds. i2E also encourages organized capital through the formation of angel groups and by providing access to best practice training to angel investors.

Oklahoma Seed Capital Fund
This fund targets  new and growing companies that may or may not already have customers, revenues or a scalable product. This investment enables companies to build a business infrastructure around their concept, process or product.
StartOK
This fund seeks established companies with existing products or services that are generating revenue in the market place. These funds will enable these companies to expand new products or services and allow growth in both revenue and employees.
GrowOK
This fund seeks established companies with existing products or services that are generating revenue in the market place. These funds will enable these companies to expand new products or services and allow growth in both revenue and employees.
GrowOKC
The GrowOKC Fund assists growing Oklahoma City-based small businesses with their capital needs. The targeted businesses are existing companies with proven earnings capacity. The $2 million Fund will enable participating companies to access the necessary capital to expand into new products or markets, add new sales channels, invest to enhance competitiveness or make other strategic investments to grow revenues and employment.
OK Angel Sidecar Fund
This fund overlays all four of the i2E companion funds, providing leverage and capital to angel investment in Oklahoma companies at any stage of the continuum of business development. This fund essentially doubles the size and scope of angel investment in Oklahoma because it requires a one-to-one co-investment from angel investors and/or angel groups.
SeedStep Angels
This is a network of more than 30 successful Oklahomans who provide capital, strategic advice and mentoring to emerging growth companies to help them succeed. Typical investments range from $50,000-$500,000 with individual members making investment decisions.
Immersion Program
This Tulsa program provides pre concept funding to targeted startups selected to participate in a 12-20 week intense residential business development program focused on validation of the startup’s market, product and business model.
  Oklahoma SBIR Collaborative Resource (OSCR)
This program offers the resources and expertise to successfully compete for federal grant funding.

 

To start the process of possibly becoming a client, please complete this on-line inquiry.