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Standard Bariatrics closes Series A round of financing

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Standard Bariatrics, Inc., an innovator of bariatric surgical devices, has raised a Series A round of financing. RiverVest Venture Partners led the round with participation from Hatteras Venture Partners, Queen City Angels/QCA First Fund V, Emergent Medical Partners, Accelerant Fund and North Coast Angels. The size of the round is undisclosed.

“This new capital will enable us to complete our product development plans to launch new products for use in gastric procedures,” said Matt Sokany, CEO of Standard Bariatrics.

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CincyTech Fund IV First Investments

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CincyTech announced on Monday the first three firms that will receive seed money from its latest investment fund.

Navistone, a data-driven marketing firm, and two health firms, ReadySet Surgical and Standard Bariatrics, will get funding from the Over-the-Rhine-based accelerator’s $30.1 million Fund IV, which closed in April. The fund is targeting to invest in 25 Southwest Ohio startups in the digital and life sciences fields that CincyTech officials say will create 600 new jobs in the next half decade.

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http://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2016/05/16/cincytech-unveils-first-investments-new-30m-fund/84461718/

UC Health doctor’s startup lands big investment

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Standard Bariatrics, a Blue Ash startup founded by Dr. Jon Thompson of UC Health, has secured a $500,000 investment from the Dayton Development Coalition.

Thompson invented a medical stapler that could change how weight-loss surgery is performed, and the investment from the coalition’s Accelerant Fund I seed-stage venture fund will bring the total raised by Standard Bariatrics to more than $1.5 million by the end of this year.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2015/11/16/uc-health-doctor-s-startup-lands-big-investment.html