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Ginger Rothrock of HG Ventures // corporate venture capital investing in heavy construction and materials, environmental services, and specialty chemicals [CC076]

Ginger Rothrock of HG Ventures // corporate venture capital investing in heavy construction and materials, environmental services, and specialty chemicals [CC076]

Update: 2021-06-09
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Interview begins: 7:16

Debrief: 43:38


Ginger Rothrock is a Senior Director at HG Ventures.


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.


Founded in 1930, The Heritage Group is a fourth-generation family-owned business managing a diverse portfolio of more than 30 companies specializing in heavy construction and materials, environmental services, and specialty chemicals.


We discuss:


  • Doing Science and Business together 12:04

  • The Heritage Group and HG Ventures 15:48

  • HG Ventures and TechStars Timeline 19:32

  • Measuring ROI 22:21

  • HG Ventures Funding Model 24:22

  • Hard Tech startup cost 30:39

  • Founder Vs Product Market Fit 33:53

  • What it takes to partner with TechStars 37:2


HG Ventures was founded in 2018 and based in Indianapolis, Indiana.


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Learn more about the HG Accelerator powered by Techstars


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Ginger Rothrock of HG Ventures // corporate venture capital investing in heavy construction and materials, environmental services, and specialty chemicals [CC076]

Ginger Rothrock of HG Ventures // corporate venture capital investing in heavy construction and materials, environmental services, and specialty chemicals [CC076]

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