Howard Leonhardt

Howard Leonhardt

Inventor with over 20 patents for treating heart disease. TALENT stent graft holds a world market leading position for repair of aortic aneurysms. Serial entrepreneur founded over 20 companies.

Santa Monica, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since April 30, 2012
Inventor and serial entrepreneur has developed over 20 patented inventions for treating heart disease. Founded 20 companies all with a social good element to them. Quote_down
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Investor interests
Type of investor Angel
Typical investment size $50,000 - $100k
Typical investments in a year 5
Investments partners Minnesota Biomed Partners, Northstart Partners
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Credentials Accredited Investor, Qualified Purchaser
1982 Anoka Technical College International Trade

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Inventor and serial entrepreneur with over 20 patents for treating heart and cardiovascular disease.   Started World Medical Mfg. Corp. in 1988 and built up from 2 employees to over 500 by 1998 when merged with AVE and subsequently sold to Medtronic Vascular.   Founded Leonhardt Ventures in 1999 and has raised over $110 million for 20 companies included Bioheart, Inc. a leader in applying stem cells to treat advanced heart failure.   Other companies founded include; Leohardt Vineyards - wine, Wine Country Baseball, The California Stock Exchange, Lucille's American Cafe, The Entrepreneurship Party, Leohardt's Launchpads and Kindheart Lionheart Media Company