Osage University Partners, a venture capital fund that invests in university startups, today announced multiple promotions today in several key positions.
On the finance team, OUP has made two promotions. Claudia Dunnous, former Vice President of Finance, is now Chief Financial Officer. Claudia joined the firm in 2006 and is a CPA with more than 25 years of experience working with private equity and manufacturing companies. Claudia serves as CFO for both Osage University Partners and its sister fund, Osage Venture Partners.
Beth Grafstrom, former Fund Controller, is now Vice President of Finance. Beth joined OUP in 2015 and is a CPA who previously worked in New York at New Mountain Capital as a Business Development Company Controller, and prior to that as a Senior Associate in the Banking Capital Markets Assurance practice at PwC.
OUP made two additional promotions on its investment team. Stephanie Stehman, PhD, former Senior Associate, is now Principal. Stephanie joined OUP in 2015 and focuses on investments in therapeutics, diagnostics, and medical devices. Stephanie has been actively involved 7 portfolio companies, including Cell Design Labs, E-Scape Bio, Fortis Therapeutics, Neuros Medical, and Pionyr Immunotherapeutics. Previously, Stephanie was with HIG BioVentures and Scisive Consulting.
David Dorsey, PhD, former Associate, is now Senior Associate. David joined OUP in 2016 and his investment focus areas include networks, wireless technology, signal processing, and machine learning. David has been involved with technology investments KenSci and Quantum Circuits. Prior to joining OUP, David was a lead engineer at Lockheed Martin, where he served as principal investigator for multiple DARPA/DoD programs.
“These promotions reflect our firm’s commitment to recognizing excellence,” said Marc Singer, Managing Partner at Osage University Partners. “Each of these individuals has been instrumental in our firm’s rapid growth and success. We are confident they will be even more effective in their new roles as Osage University Partners continues to establish itself as a leading investor in university startups.”
About Osage University Partners
Osage University Partners is a venture capital firm focused on investing in startups that are commercializing pioneering university technologies. OUP partners with top research universities to invest in their most innovative startups, and OUP shares its investment profit with its partner institutions. The firm invests in software, hardware, and life science companies at all stages of company development. OUP has partnered with over 90 universities, including 36 of the top 50 U.S. institutions by research expenditures, and has invested in over 75 of their spinouts. Osage University Partners is part of a family of investment funds within Osage Partners, which is based in Philadelphia, PA and manages in excess of $500 million.