DIA’s value to its portfolio companies goes beyond funding. Founders and their teams gain access to advice, close connections to dental leaders, and decades of industry experience that together, enable faster market penetration and ultimate success.
DIA invests through individual Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs), typically between $500K and $1.5M for initial investments. Follow-on investments are possible to provide ongoing support as young companies grow and prosper.
Making the right contacts is often the most difficult hurdle for early-stage ventures. With DIA, those connections are built-in, with many of our investors holding key positions across the industry. DIA-funded companies have access to the most influential players in the industry. This can lead to faster and broader market access.
DIA invests in great ideas and great people. The companies we fund bring unique and intrinsic value to the industry. We’re interested in accelerating the best way forward for dentistry by addressing the core problems we encounter on a daily basis. For this reason, we seek significant but not controlling interest in our investments, leveraging our expertise by taking board or advisory positions and maintaining frequent touchpoints with our investees. It’s a true partnership.
Our Investment Focus
DIA invests in disruptive, early-stage dental technology companies with the following criteria:
- Proven efficacy in their concepts
- Early revenue traction
- A need for funding and guidance to reach end-users in DSO and private practice markets