What is the UTRF Checkerboard Portfolio?

It is a collaboration with 3 Roots Capital to support and mentor UT affiliated startups.

What is 3 Roots Capital?

Three Roots Capital is a provider of impact capital products and advisory services that creates successful outcomes for client companies, and attractive returns for financial partners. They  fuel sustainable business growth by providing capital, connections, and expertise.

The 3 Roots Capital Team consists of:
Grady S. Vanderhoofven, President & Chief Executive Officer
Chris Miller, Chief Financial Officer
Melissa Muendel, Ph.D., Director of Research and Reporting
Shawn Carson, Director of Advisory Services
Dennis Corley, Business Development Manager



Office hours are available at the UTRF Business Incubator, email  Chris MillerShawn Carson, or Dennis Corley for specific dates and times.


Checkerboard Portfolio Companies:


490 Biotech

Peroxygen Systems Inc.

Southeastern Packaging Technologies, LLC (FunLPro)