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Venture Partners, LLC

Providing Capital & Resources to Small Companies With Big Ideas  
 


 

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Supporting Innovations That Help Make The World a Better Place
   
Aimers invests in early-stage businesses with amazing technology that show promise to make the world a
better place.   Our members have the expertise and relationships to help identify and recommend
business improvements, provide sales and operational connections, and help our portfolio companies succeed
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 “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” ― Andy Warhol

"Beyond Capital" 

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Aimers can invest capital and/or advisory services in exchange
for equity

Early-Stage Investing 

Aimers Venture Partners, LLC is managed by a small group of professional money managers and business operators eager to help our portfolio companies reach their goals. We invest in high-growth businesses led by brave, risk taking, tenacious entrepreneurs that are building socially impactful businesses.    

“All our dreams can come true, but only if we have the courage to pursue them.”  - Walt Disney

  

CFO Outsourcing

Alongside the traditional tasks of strategic planning, accounting, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and investor  relations, modern executives need to support enterprise wide strategies. Aimers provides experienced, part-time battle tested executives prepared to support this role.

"The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.”

 John D. Rockefeller Jr

Business Planning

Business plans should reflect a living, breathing ocean of possibilities--not

static documents that gets tucked away after they're written. Aimers can help build and monitor realistic plans that are based on careful analysis that withstand the test of time, investors, and competitive markets.

 

Make a plan, work a plan. Repeat.

Financings and M&A 

The Aimers team has been involved in hundreds of mergers, acquisitions, and public and private financings in a variety of industries including animal health, human medical device, biotech, medical practices, media, market research, manufacturing, packaged goods, software, and more.

Goal: Sit down at the meeting with better information than the other side.

 


 

Strategic Planning

Whether helping to identify new management or determining what the investment market reaction will be to your newest idea, the Aimers team has likely "been there done that" and is here to help.

 

"If I had 1 hour to solve a problem and my life depended on it, I'd use 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask." Albert Einstein
  

Market Analysis

Existing or potential customers may not be aware of what they need or how they behave. Still, market research has its place. Whether it's investigative due diligence or understanding market potential, Aimers can help you determine what is important.

 

“If I would have asked my customers what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.”  Henry Ford

What We Do

WHAT WE DO

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Commit to doing what is right. 

 

Provide growth capital while leveraging our expertise to help our portfolio companies succeed.

Deliver results by helping you determine what’s most important and setting high goals.

The partners at Aimers are business operators, entrepreneurs, and trusted advisors. 

We roll-up our sleeves to help you take decisive action and achieve sustainable results.

Contact us for an initial meeting.

Our Team

Meet The Team

John Kallassy
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John Kallassy
Managing Member & Founding P
artner

John Kallassy brings leadership in strategy, product discovery, operations, and finance as an innovator in the fields of healthcare, human medical device, animal health, software development, and data technology.  Mr. Kallassy currently serves as CEO and CFO of Bactana Corp and Torigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc, respectively.  John has also served as CFO of two Nasdaq traded life science companies. Earlier in John's career, he was a FINRA licensed investment banker, and president and co-founder of the broker dealer I-Bankers Direct, LLC, where he led a team focused on raising capital and structuring financings for small and mid-size life-science and technology businesses.  Prior to his investment banking career, John was the CEO of Zargis Medical Corp, where he led the development and global launch of a medical device that was awarded “2009 Product of the Year” by Popular Science magazine.  In April 2011, John led the process of selling Zargis to 3M Corp, where he spent an additional year working for 3M to ensure a smooth acquisition integration. John studied pharmacology and biochemistry at the University of Leeds in England, holds a BS in biology with a concentration in chemistry from the State University of New York, and received an MBA from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University.

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John DeLorenzo
Founding Partner

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John DeLorenzo has built a record of accomplishment as a media executive and the CFO of both public and private companies, where he designed, negotiated and closed over $2.5 billion in multiple financings and M&A transactions. Most recently, John is a founding partner at Aimers and operates Trenwest Development, LLC, his personal investment company.  Prior to founding Aimers, John was a director at CFO Consulting Partners. Earlier in his career, John was a managing director at B. Riley & Co., where he sold a portfolio of over $200 million of debt for Wells Fargo and was the CFO of NYSE listed Entravision Communications, the owner of television, radio, and other media assets. John also served as CFO at Paxson Communications, where he negotiated its sale to NBC. Prior  to Paxson, John was the CFO of Norman Lear’s Act III and played key roles in the launch of the Fox Television Network. John serves as a trustee and treasurer for Penn Medicine Princeton Health and serves on the Rider University Norm Brodsky College  of Business executive  advisory council. John earned his BS from Rider University and an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and he is a CPA.

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John Lott
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John Lott began his career in the consumer loan business for ITT Financial Services.  John held officer level positions for PHH Corp. and the current Realogy Corp.  In 2004, he was hired as SVP of Corporate Development, became President and COO, and then CEO of the motorcycle parts company with $225 million in revenue.  He led the company through a restructuring where Cerberus Capital Management became controlling equity holder. John then joined The Winter Group’s investment banking group, being promoted to CFO.  Prior to the Winter Group, John joined Cerberus as Head of Accounting, until his selection as CFO and COO of product development company Quirky, Inc. During his tenure at Quirky,  John completed investment rounds of $22 million led by RRE and Norwest Venture Partners.  He received a BA in Economics from Rutgers University and an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.

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