PRESIDENT - SOUTH DAKOTA INNOVATION PARTNERS
Sue Lancaster is the Vice President of Corporate Development for South Dakota Innovation Partners, an early stage venture capital and management company. She is responsible for risk management and market expansion across a portfolio of health and nutrition companies.
As the company's first employee, Sue lead technology due diligence, start-up company formation, and operations across technology fields that included agriculture, engineering, and life sciences. Sue has managed diverse teams across functional areas such as market analysis, intellectual property, product development, operations, business development, and capital management for both private investors and public institutions. Her contributions have helped the company achieve a return on investment of 300X an initial public grant, over $200 million of new capital invested, 150 new jobs, and $100 million in annual recurring value creation for the region.
Sue received a Masters Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of South Dakota; she is a Certified Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma; and she has been named to the Top 25 Women in Business by Prairie Business Magazine.