Originate Ventures

Originate Ventures has launched as a South Bethlehem, Pa.-based firm focused on early-stage and emerging growth companies in < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Eastern Pennsylvania. It has been seeded with $5 million from the New PA Venture Capital Investment Program, and is planning to raise at least another $15 million from third parties. www.originateventures.com< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />