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About

Jazz Ventures was founded in 1998 as an LLP and converted to an LLC in Jan. 2000.  The company has been a business and marketing consultancy since its start.  The company has helped start new businesses, participated in turnarounds, assisted in acquisition activities, been involved in education software, video content marketing and strategic marketing. 

 

Most recently, over the past 8 years, the company’s focus has been on assisting companies prepare to obtain funding.  This has involved in a range of activities – from reviewing business strategies to writing them; from reviewing financial projections to helping construct them.  We’ve done market research, made introductions to funding and financing sources and generally act as advisors and consultants.  (We are not brokers.)  But the consistent mission has been early-stage development, startup, or emerging growth company, to create your business and fund its growth and expansion. 

 

Talk with us and find out why so many companies are finding and working with us to achieve their growth.

Our sector focus is agnostic.  We work with businesses from a wide range of industries, including:

  • Manufacturing

  • Life Sciences / Medical Device

  • Sustainable Building Materials

  • Healthcare

  • Commercial Real Estate

  • E-commerce

  • Visual Technology

  • Audio Science

Team

Tom Bregmann - Founder/Managing Partner

A 35-year entrepreneur with focus on business strategy, developing new markets for products/services; and developing the corresponding marketing solutions.  He has been a corporate executive, business founder, mentor to entrepreneurs; and consultant and participant in turnaround projects. He has been working with businesses raising capital for more than 10 years.

Brad Lantz - Partner

Senior executive with more than 35 years of proven success in launching and growing successful businesses. Demonstrated expertise in strategic marketing, leadership development, facilitation, coaching, business growth, and mental health and wellness.  A military veteran.

Kathy Vignau, MA - Director, Life Sciences Development

Kathy’s background is from the biopharma industry and has been a medical/life sciences liaison and a business development leader.  She has secured key partnerships and led million-dollar proposals.  She is a market research facilitator and has developed high level KOLs for several pharmaceutical companies and brings her expertise to Jazz’s life science and medically focused clients. 

Bill Mahre - Strategic Business & Marketing Consultant

Business and marketing strategist for a wide range of companies, industries and challenges.  Entities that were public, private, non-profit, startups, mergers etc. provided invaluable experiences and learnings which translate to sharing with others in a “teacher and coach” mentality. Combined with strong leadership skills he created a number of successful business outcomes for varying organizations with different challenges/issues.

Mary MacCarthy, MBA - Director, Life Sciences 

Mary has 30+ years of high tech business experience and 20+ years in healthcare. Formerly with Medtronic, 3M, Imation and most recently the University of Minnesota Venture Center, Mary advises early stage high tech businesses in all industries. She worked on 125+ startups at the University of Minnesota, managed the Discovery Capital seed investment program and earned a certificate in venture capital from UC Berkeley Law School. She serves the Boards of Directors for RoundtableRx and HealthcareMN.

​What Makes the Jazz Ventures Team Special:

  • Veteran team with each person having 35+ years of business experience

  • Diverse backgrounds in public, private and nonprofit entities

  • High level leadership roles in varied organizations

  • Different skill sets and personalities to assist any company’s leadership team

  • Focused on success and long-term results

  • Desire to support your capital raise and/or financing solutions

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