Each month CED spotlights strategic partners that help to propel Triangle entrepreneurial companies onto the national stage as successful businesses. One of our February Strategic Partner Spotlights is Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
About Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. is an urban office REIT uniquely focused on collaborative life science and technology campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations. Founded in 1994, Alexandria pioneered this niche and has since established a significant market presence in key locations, including Greater Boston, San Francisco, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, Maryland, and Research Triangle Park.
Why does Alexandria support CED as a Strategic Partner?
Alexandria provides its leading life science, technology, and agtech tenants, who are centered in the world’s strongest innovation ecosystems, with collaborative campuses that enhance their ability to successfully recruit and retain world-class talent and inspire productivity, efficiency, health and wellness, and success. In addition to our real estate platform, through our strategic venture capital arm and our curated thought leadership programming, Alexandria helps accelerate the growth of the life science, technology, and agtech industries in the Triangle and across the United States. We have partnered with CED for over 15 years to enable the formation and success of young companies in North Carolina, as we believe entrepreneurs and small businesses are crucial growth engines for the Triangle region.
How does Alexandria help North Carolina entrepreneurs?
Alexandria has been focused on accelerating startup ventures that hold the promise to transform areas of life science and technology for more than 20 years. We assist entrepreneurs, startups, and early-stage companies in the Triangle region by providing mission-critical facilities as well as significant investment capital and sector expertise to address key challenges they will face as they build and grow their life science-, technology-, and agtech-based ventures. In 2016, our strategic venture capital arm, Alexandria Venture Investments, led a strategic investment syndicate to create AgTech Accelerator, an RTP-based venture development organization focused on discovering and developing emerging agtech companies.
What does Alexandria envision for the future of entrepreneurship?
Alexandria was founded on the principle that innovative companies are most successful when located in the epicenter of the world’s top innovation clusters, immediately adjacent to world-renowned academic and medical institutions, cutting-edge scientific and managerial talent, and sophisticated risk capital. Within these clusters, Alexandria creates collaborative and thriving ecosystems that will help catalyze the next generation of life science and technology companies to develop breakthrough technologies and therapies aimed at advancing human health and improving quality of life.
Is your business committed to helping build a self-sustaining community of entrepreneurship in the Triangle? Join the network as a strategic partner of CED.