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Oct. 16, 2020 10:17 am

Need startup funding? Here are 75+ venture capital firms in the Baltimore-DC region

These VC firms span the Baltimore, D.C. and Northern Virginia areas. Whether you're seeking seed funding or raising a Series B, there's probably something here to propel your business.
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This is a guest post by New Stack Ventures fellow and Georgetown University student Yukta Gutta.
Update: More than a dozen VC firms have been added to this article since it was first published. The headline has been updated accordingly. (10/23/20, 6:42 p.m.)

If you’re located in New York City or the Silicon Valley, venture capital firms are abundant and well covered by the media — you can’t escape them. But entrepreneurs in the Baltimore-D.C. region don’t need to go so far to find a firm that could propel their startup to growth.

The local venture capital community is robust, with dozens of firms that invest in all sorts of industries, from healthcare to fintech to cybersecurity. And it’s part of the reason that in 2016, approximately $1.09 billion was invested in local high-tech startups by VC firms, placing the region in the top 10 funded clusters in the U.S.

Below is a list of more than 60 VC firms in the Maryland-D.C.-Virginia region, including each one’s focus area, what stage it funds and check size, if available. This is a sampling of VC firms in the area — regardless of your business’s industry, you should be able to find the right firm.

If we’ve missed any, let us know at baltimore@technical.ly and we’ll add them in.

(To learn more about how you can impress potential investors, listen to “The 8 Startup Profiles & Those that Make for the Strongest Investments” by The Full Ratchet’s Nick Moran who is, full disclosure, the founder and general partner of New Stack Ventures, where this author is a fellow.)

ABB Technology Ventures (Washington, DC)

  • Companies that impact the future of cities, buildings, homes, transportation, and industry
  • Early, late and seed-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

Abell Foundation (Baltimore, MD)

  • Baltimore companies that are good for mankind and creating jobs
  • Early and late-stage ventures
  • Initial investments $150,000 to $500,000
  • Website / Crunchbase

ABS Capital (Baltimore, MD)

  • Business and education services, information and communications technology, healthcare
  • Early and late-stage ventures
  • $10 million to $25 million
  • Website / Crunchbase

Aldrich Capital (Bethesda, MD)

  • Business services, software and cloud-services, financial technology, healthcare information technology, and internet
  • Early and late-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

A-Level Capital (Baltimore, MD)

  • Student-run fund investing in Johns Hopkins students and young alumni
  • Seed funding
  • Website / Crunchbase

Arborview Capital (Chevy Chase, MD)

  • Energy efficiency, resource efficiency and sustainability
  • Late-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

Blue Delta Capital Partners (McLean, VA)

Blue Heron Capital (Richmond, VA)

  • Healthcare and technology-enabled business services
  • Early and late-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

Blu Venture Investors (Vienna, VA)

Bonsal Capital (Baltimore, MD)

Boulder Ventures (Chevy Chase, MD)

  • IT and healthcare markets
  • Seed, Series A, Series B, and growth-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

Camber Creek (Rockville, MD)

  • Real estate technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B, and growth-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

Camden Partners (Baltimore, MD)

  • Education, healthcare and technology-enabled business services
  • Early, late, and seed-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

CapitalOne Ventures (McLean, VA)

  • Data, technology and financial services
  • Early and late-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

Catalio Capital Management (Baltimore, MD)

Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund (College Park, MD)

  • Invests in climate tech startups based in Maryland
  • Pre-seed, seed and Series A
  • $100K to 500K
  • Funded by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Website / Crunchbase

CIT GAP Funds (Herndon, VA / Richmond, VA)

  • Technology, life science, and cleantech companies, but specific to Virginia
  • Early and seed-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

Columbia Capital (Alexandria, VA)

  • Wireless, broadband, media, and enterprise information technology investing
  • Series A, Series B, and growth-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

Constellation Technology Ventures (Baltimore, MD)

Core Capital Partners (Charlottesville, VA)

  • Data-intensive enterprise software applications and infrastructure solutions
  • Seed, Series A, Series B, and growth-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

DataTribe (Fulton, MD)

  • Cybersecurity and data science
  • Seed-stage ventures
  • Up to $2 million
  • Website / Crunchbase

Dcode (Washington, DC)

  • Governmental technology companies
  • Early, late, and seed-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

DC Community Ventures (Washington, DC)

  • Community development in underserved markets
  • Pre-seed and seed-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

DC Ventures (Washington, DC)

  • Not limited to certain industries
  • Early and seed-stage ventures
  • $10,000 to $500,000
  • Website / Crunchbase

Early Light Ventures (Baltimore, MD)

Edison Partners (McLean, VA)

  • Technology-enabled solutions in fintech, healthcare IT, and enterprise software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B, and growth-stage ventures
  • $4 million to $15 million
  • Website / Crunchbase

Epidarex Capital (Bethesda, DC)

Fenway Summer (Washington, DC)

Global Environmental Fund Management (Chevy Chase, MD)

  • Companies with an environmental impact
  • Early and late-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

GP Ventures (Arlington, VA)

  • Enterprise and consumer technology, and consumer products
  • Early-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

Greenspring Associates (Owings Mills, MD)

  • Invests in already venture-backed companies
  • Early and late-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

GroTech Ventures (Vienna, VA)

  • Software and internet technology
  • Early and growth-stage ventures
  • $500,000 to $5 million
  • Website / Crunchbase

Gula Tech Adventures (Ellicott City, MD)

IMS Ventures (Alexandria, VA)

Industry Ventures (Alexandria, VA)

Inner Loop Capital (Baltimore, MD)

  • Cybersecurity, cloud infrastructure, data analytics, and enterprise SaaS
  • Seed-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

International Finance Corporation (Washington, DC)

  • Internet-related business models that impact priority sectors (digital health, ecommerce, e-logistics, e-supply chain, education and agricultural technology)
  • Early and late-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

JMI Equity (Baltimore, MD)

Lavrock Ventures (McLean, VA)

Lockheed Martin Ventures (Washington, DC)

  • Autonomous systems and robotics, cyber securities, space technology, advanced communications and sensors, undersea technologies, data analytics, AI and machine learning, NextGen electronics, advanced materials and manufacturing, and energy and power systems
  • Early and late-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

Maryland Momentum Fund (Baltimore, MD)

  • Maryland-based companies affiliated with the University System of Maryland
  • Pre-seed to late-seed stage
  • Bridge from angel to Series A
  • Website / Crunchbase

Middlebridge Partners (Washington, DC)

Middleland Capital (Washington, DC)

Militello Capital (Lansdowne, VA)

  • Commercial real estate
  • Seed, Series A, Series B, and growth-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

NaviMed Capital (Rosslyn, VA)

New Atlantic Ventures (Reston, VA)

  • Healthcare and healthcare IT, higher education, ecommerce, big data, mobile, digital media, cybersecurity
  • Early and seed-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

New Market Venture Partners (Fulton, MD)

  • Education, information technology and business services
  • Early and growth-stage ventures
  • $2 million to $10 million
  • Website / Crunchbase

NewSpring Capital (Baltimore, MD)

  • Enabling technology, business services, and information technology
  • Series A and Series B ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

NextGen Venture Partners (Baltimore, MD)

  • Enterprise, ecommerce, marketplaces, fintech, lifestyle and wellness, B2C, underrepresented, software, healthcare, SaaS
  • Early and seed-stage ventures
  • $250,000 to $10 million
  • Website / Crunchbase

Novak Biddle Venture Partners (Bethesda, MD)

  • Information technology
  • Pre-seed, seed, Series A, Series B, and growth-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

Old Line Capital (Columbia, MD)

  • Technology startups from the mid-Atlantic region
  • Early-stage ventures
  • Website

Paladin Capital (Washington, DC)

QED Investors (Alexandria, VA)

Razor’s Edge Ventures (Reston, VA)

  • Security sector and commercial enterprise technology
  • Series A, Series B, Series C, and growth-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

Red Abbey Ventures (Baltimore, MD)

Rethink Impact (Washington, DC)

  • Female-led technology companies (healthcare, education, economic opportunity, and environmental sustainability)
  • Early and seed-stage venture
  • Website / Crunchbase

Revolution Growth (Washington, DC)

  • Consumer technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B, and growth-stage ventures
  • $4 million to $8 million
  • Website / Crunchbase

Route 66 Ventures (Alexandria, VA)

  • Financial, digital health, and wellness technology
  • Early and late-stage ventures
  • Minimum $500,000
  • Website / Crunchbase

Sands Capital Partners (Arlington, VA)

  • Life sciences and technology companies
  • Series A and Series B ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

Sail Capital Partners (Arlington, VA)

  • Energy and water technology companies
  • Early and late-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

See Jane Invest (Baltimore, MD)

  • Woman-founded companies with positive social impact
  • Website

SHIFT Ventures (Baltimore, MD)

  • Mission-driven, underestimated and minority founders
  • Seed and early-stage
  • Website / Crunchbase

SineWave Ventures (Arlington, VA)

Squadra Ventures (Baltimore, MD)

SWaN and Legend Venture Partners (Leesburg, VA)

  • Retail product and services, technology-enabled commerce, education, food and hospitality, sports and entertainment
  • Early-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

TEDCO (Columbia, MD)

  • Not limited to certain industries, but specific to Maryland
  • Early and seed-stage ventures
  • Up to $750,000
  • Website / Crunchbase

TCP Venture Capital (Baltimore, MD)

TDF Ventures (Chevy Chase, MD)

  • Infrastructure, software, and services enterprise markets
  • Early-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

Toucan Capital (Bethesda, MD)

  • Life science and advanced technology
  • Seed and early-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

Townsend Capital (Hunt Valley, MD)

  • Emerging energy companies (energy storage and control technology)
  • Early and late-stage ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

T. Rowe Price (Baltimore, MD)

Quona Capital (Washington, DC)

  • Financial technology in emerging markets
  • Seed, Series A, Series B, and growth-stage ventures
  • $1 million to $30 million
  • Website / Crunchbase

Updata Partners (Washington, DC)

  • B2B software and software-enabled businesses in financial services
  • Series A and Series B ventures
  • $4 million to $15 million
  • Website / Crunchbase

Valhalla Partners (Vienna, VA)

  • Digital media and next generation infrastructure
  • Seed, Series A, and Series B ventures
  • Website / Crunchbase

Vital Venture Capital (Washington, DC)

  • B2B SaaS software, medical devices, and diagnostics
  • Early and late-stage ventures
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • Website / Crunchbase

Working Lab Capital (Washington, DC)

Zeal Capital Partners (Washington, DC)

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