Selection Criteria

NEST-TN is looking for opportunities to invest in companies that will help create transformational results. While we are interested in making investments and nurturing most good ideas, we use the following general parameters when seeking potential investments:

• A proven management team of 3 to 4

• A targeted market of $1.0-$2.0 billion

• A plan to reach $30-$50 million in 5 years

• A technology with a proof of concept

• A technology with a proof of relevance

• An enabling or disruptive technology

• A technology that crosses industry sectors

• An ability for short-term self-sustainability

• An Infrastructure-related investment plan