Partnering with innovative,
high-growth companies to
support a sustainable future.

HG Ventures supports innovation and growth across The Heritage Group by investing and partnering with private companies developing new technologies and approaches in both our core and adjacent markets. We leverage the world class expertise of The Heritage Group operating companies and research center to offer a unique value proposition to our portfolio company partners:

World class research and development expertise to help develop and validate new materials technologies
Detailed understanding of our core markets and how they are evolving
Intimate access to and knowledge of potential customers and partners
Team of venture professionals with significant investing and operating experience
Opportunities to build partnerships with our operating companies and research center
Long term experience with sales and marketing strategies

Investment Strategy

HG Ventures invests in early stage and growth stage companies developing advanced materials and systems for transportation infrastructure, environmental services and specialty chemicals.

We will invest at the pre-revenue and pre-product stage, but we want to see the beginnings of a dedicated, full-time executive team. Our geographic focus is in the United States, but we are open to opportunities in other countries.

Generally, HG Ventures will invest up to $20 million in each portfolio company, but we have the ability to invest more depending on the opportunity. We are flexible with regard to initial investment amounts, including participation in relatively small financings. We take a long-term approach to building value. We focus on value creation milestones with no fixed expectations for liquidity.

Our team has the capability to lead and structure financings, but we will also follow other investors into a syndicate. We will be actively involved in helping companies grow and will take board seats when appropriate.

We apply strict confidentiality policies and procedures to protect private company information. All proprietary information is secured within a small, defined group of HG Ventures professionals and is not shared with others in The Heritage Group unless authorized by our entrepreneur partners.

Jonathan Schalliol

Read Bio

Sarah Minnick

Read Bio

Ashlyn Myers

Read Bio

Kip Frey

Read Bio

Ginger Rothrock, Ph.D.

Read Bio

John Glushik

Read Bio


August 31, 2020 in Press

Woman-Led Tech Startup, MITO Material Solutions, Raises Series Seed Round

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Sept 1, 2020 – MITO Material Solutions, a cutting edge developer of additives that enable polymer manufacturers to enhance product performance, announced an oversubscribed $1M Series Seed funding…
Read More
April 22, 2020 in Press

Material Science Company Equispheres Secures $30 Million Investment Round

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – April 22, 2020 – OTTAWA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Equispheres, a materials science innovator based in Ottawa, Canada, today announced they have raised Series B investment and a new round…
Read More
February 17, 2020 in Press

HG Ventures Invests $1.35 Million Investment in Wildnote

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – February 10, 2020 – HG Ventures, the corporate venture arm of the Heritage Group, today announced a $1.35 million seed round investment in Wildnote, an environmental compliance…
Read More

Portfolio Companies

The Heritage Group is proud to launch Accelerator powered by Techstars ®

Click here to learn more.