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The Slater Technology Fund’s commitment to entrepreneurs, the innovators, technologists and scientists that will bring their breakthrough technologies to life to create sustainable, knowledge-based businesses, includes an emphasis on creating meaningful connections with the institutional, commercial, and influential resources within the regional innovation economy. This network spans leading research universities, established corporations, nascent technology startups and their serial investment teams, and venture capitalists, angel investors, and other sources of funding throughout New England. Slater is dedicated to drawing upon the expertise of that network, our advisors, and a growing cadre of serial entrepreneurs to position Rhode Island’s next-generation inventors for success.

The Slater Team

As former entrepreneurs, CEOs, and venture capital investors, Managing Directors Richard G. Horan and Thorne Sparkman bring a combined four decades of investment and venture development experience to Slater’s portfolio companies.

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