Dingman Center Angels
The Dingman Center Angels is a Maryland based angel investment group that provides funding to early-stage companies located within the Mid-Atlantic region. Our members are entrepreneurs, CXO’s, venture capitalists and business leaders who have founded, funded and built world-class companies. We come from a wide array of industry expertise and in association with the Dingman Center of Entrepreneurship, create an extensive entrepreneurial community. We are looking for innovative, technology-driven startup companies addressing a significant market opportunity where our investment and expertise can make a difference. We introduce entrepreneurs to potential investors through presentations at monthly meetings which are held from September to June. Our group looks to invests $100,000 to $1,000,000 in seed/early stage companies, and will often syndicate with other angel groups and VC’s for deals up to $2 million. The Dingman Center Angels is not a fund and does not invest as a group. Our members collaborate on due diligence but make individual investment decisions. Each member makes their own thorough review of all information, including speaking with representatives of the company.
Angel Venture Forum
The Angel Venture Forum is an ad hoc group of more than 30 active, experienced angel investors from more than 24 angel investor groups located throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Each of our colleagues shares a mission to discover, develop, and invest in strong opportunities – as well as provide a commitment to assist the companies in which they invest. Understanding that companies that have active and collaborative investors who know each other and have invested together before grow at a faster pace than companies who just seek money, is the first step to being an angel venture forum candidate. The Angel Venture Forum process makes it easier for companies to meet the highest number of angel investors in one place over the shortest period of time.
New Vantage Group
New Vantage Group (NVG) is a Washington, DC area company specializing in early-stage venture funding. For nearly 15 years, NVG has managed five different angel funds and groups which have invested over $50 million in more than 55 primarily mid-Atlantic-based companies. Additionally, NVG has advised entrepreneurs, students, and other angel groups, developed many workshops, and helped to grow the early-stage investing industry by co-creating national and international non-profit institutions. Widely regarded as a thought leader in the industry, NVG has implemented several different investing models, always with the same mission: to spur economic development by increasing funding sources for innovative, early-stage ventures. To this end, NVG currently offers services for individual investors, angel investment groups, and entrepreneurs alike.
Venture Capital Groups
Core Capital Partners
Founded in 1999, Core Capital is a leading venture capital firm headquartered in downtown Washington, D.C. with approximately $350 million under management across two funds. Core Capital invests in early-stage ventures and small to mid-sized growth companies developing or incorporating disruptive, “core” technologies in high-growth technology sectors. Our focus is on companies in the information technology, communications, digital media, and technology-enabled services arenas, led by seasoned entrepreneurs.
As an early stage technology investment fund, Fortify leverages the proven experience of our team and our networks to provide portfolio companies with the community and the capital that they need to grow and succeed. Fortify was founded and is managed by serial entrepreneurs and experienced angel investors. We support innovative and disruptive product and platform startups in high-growth markets. Our partners and mentors work actively to support portfolio companies with challenges that are common in the early stages. We also facilitate follow-on funding to accelerate capital requirements to support emerging growth.We are a founder friendly firm and we take our “Founders Funding Founders” mantra seriously.
Blu Venture Investors
Blu Venture Investors is a venture capital investment company that supports early stage entrepreneurs in the Mid-Atlantic Region – Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC and North Carolina. Our investors are experienced, successful operating executives with experience in a broad range of industries and business models. Each of our investors has successfully launched new companies, products or services.
Mid-Atlantic Venture Association
The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association represents the full spectrum of private equity and venture capital firms with investment interests in the mid-Atlantic and beyond, entrepreneurs, and their strategic partners. MAVA provides a wide range of programs, information and forums designed to stimulate revenue and company growth, facilitate quality deal flow, encourage collaboration, and foster relationships among entrepreneurs, investors, strategic partners and customers.
Maryland Venture Fund
The Maryland Venture Fund (MVF) is a regionally recognized leader in seed and early stage investing and a national model for state supported investment programs. With nearly two decades of experience and numerous successful investments, MVF invests in highly innovative technology companies across the full range of industry sectors including software, communications, cybersecurity and life sciences companies in the areas of healthcare IT, medical devices and diagnostics.