Plains Ventures operates in partnership with i2E, a company that helps entrepreneurs build, launch, and grow great ideas. i2E’s experience and connectivity is expansive, and their expertise is key to generating venture capital opportunities in the region.
We view this partnership as a powerful symbiotic relationship: the team at i2E provides access to unparalleled support, investor connections, and serves as one source of deal flow for Plains. In return, the investment team at Plains attracts innovative ideas and opportunities for investment. Together, since 2007, i2E and Plains have invested more than $61 million of equity funding into 58 companies.
OkBIO plays an active role in expanding the bioscience, medtech, and life science ecosystem in Oklahoma. OkBIO’s efforts to position Oklahoma as a leader in the sciences creates momentum, attracting the most innovative ideas and entrepreneurs. As these startups flood into the region, Plains Ventures is uniquely positioned to invest in them.
The Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) is an Oklahoma state agency focused on growing and diversifying the economy through investment in technology. OCAST fuels research in the technology sector, which leads to the growth of technology-sector startups in the region, thus serving as a powerful source of dealflow for Plains.