TechLaunch 1.0 was founded in 2011 by Mario Casabona, a successful entrepreneur and angel investor, to be New Jersey’s first technology accelerator. Launched in collaboration with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, Montclair State University, Jumpstart NJ Angel Network, Casabona Ventures, WithumSmith+Brown, and New Jersey’s angel investor community.
TechLaunch provided co-working space, seed capital, mentoring, business workshops, coaching and access to capital to 26 ventures, 65 Entrepreneurs, and 55 Interns in the last three years.
“TechLaunch 2.0 is a response to the noted gap in the quality of deal flow for angel investors in the region. Our focus is to identifying experienced and knowledgeable co-founders with shared values and commitments.”
– Mario Casabona
Our technology interest is in the Internet of All Things – where hardware meets the internet and distributed processing using the Cloud to produce meaningful results and data for consumers and businesses. This is by no means our only interest though. We have interest in all companies that are looking and able to achieve sufficient growth.
Simple…focus on ventures who are firmly committed to growing their Company by doing whatever it takes to succeed (read: hard work – tons of it). We scour the startup community and identify early stage ventures with experienced entrepreneurs, awesome ideas and potentially financially rewarding results. Ultimately, we want to provide our investors with quality deal flow.
Financially Rewarding Businesses
Simple. By using our experience and resources we help them fill-in the gaps to optimize success. Instead of learning by your own time-consuming and costly failures, we coach and nurture your business to your success. Our recommendations are designed to prepare you for the Due Diligence process.