This article showcases our top picks for the best Virginia based Venture Capital companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Venture Capital industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Virginia Venture Capital Companies
Mhelpdesk is a service management software solution that gives small-to-mid sized businesses complete visibility over their techs, service tickets, scheduling, and billing in one elegant solution. It is cloud-based so users can access their work from anywhere.
Mhelpdesk also offers a mobile app for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices, so that users can stay connected while out on the field. Mhelpdesk helps users deliver amazing service, while reducing their back office overhead..
CBOE Vest is driven by the conviction that investors desire more certainty in their investment outcomes. Founded in 2012 to address this market need, Vest’s early investors were Y Combinator, Payment Ventures and First Round Capital.
In 2016, Vest became an asset management subsidiary of CBOE Holdings, Inc., one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies and owner of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options), the Bats exchanges, CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) and other subsidiaries.
Today CBOE Vest offers institutional-quality target outcome investments built on the backbone of its unique investment philosophy and CBOE’s indexes—that strive to buffer losses, amplify gains or provide consistent income—to a diverse spectrum of investors. OUR MISSION Reengineering Investing Most investments today target speculative returns, with uncertain levels of risk, over an uncertain period.
While opportunistic, this approach to investing brings a degree of uncertainty. We are building a new class of investments, called Target Outcome Investments, that target a defined return profile, with an allowance for a specific level risk, at a specific point in time in the future.
Such investments strive to provide investors with targeted protection, enhanced returns, or consistent income, with a level of predictability unattainable with most other investments.. .
Disruption is a new kind of asset management and financial services firm for the private market. In 2013 Paul Singh set out on a mission to figure out how to better serve the maturing private market and its participants in the creation and management of their wealth.
His hunch was that the private market is where the public markets were 30 years ago and its evolution is making for better data and insight.. .
MCG provides capital to support the growth and value creation strategies of small- to mid-sized companies. As a publicly traded Business Development Company (NASDAQ ticker: MCGC), we offer highly customized financial solutions based on in-depth understanding of our portfolio companies’ business requirements.
Since 1990, MCG has delivered value for financial sponsors and operators in approximately 568 diversified financings representing cumulative investments of approximately $5.8 billion.. .
Vive.vc is a globally connected venture builder ecosystem that invests in early-stage companies with category defining visions and potential, connecting and supporting them locally to fortify their ventures into globally scalable innovations. Vive.vc delivers expertise, strategies, connections, mentorship, leadership development skills, and resources in product development, product distribution, and company infrastructure to help startup ventures to be a category-leading enterprise in their market niches.
Vive.vc partners early at the accelerator, seed, and series A stages of a venture’s growth and seeks for committed, category defining, vision driven founders with potential for high growth. Vive.vc is headquartered in Manassas, Virginia..
Unconventional Ventures provides boutique consulting services to drive innovation to improve systematic financial wellness. We connect founders to funders, provide mentorship to entrepreneurs, and broaden opportunities for diversity within the ecosystem.
It is our belief that anyone with great ideas should have a chance to try and succeed, regardless of their demographics and social circles.. .
Rhombuz VC is a venture capital platform backed by international senior executives. The firm participates in seed rounds of tech startups in Southeast Asia and Latin America.
Give us a shout if you’re building something amazing to disrupt Healthcare, Financial Services, Media or Consumer Industries.. .
Capital One Labs
Capital One Labs is an experimental product and technology incubator that identifies high-impact opportunities and provides its clients with impactful solutions. It is comprised of a cross-functional team of product managers, designers, data scientists, developers, and other professionals.
Capital One Labs is a startup culture with the financial backing of a Fortune 200 company. It was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia..
CR2 Capital Ventures
CR2 Capital Ventures was founded after years of working in various businesses as startups ourselves and turning those startups into great exits. Our goal is to help entrepreneurs turn their own ideas and visions into successful companies with fund-raising and networking guidance.
As a results-driven organization, we are constantly looking for ambitious and visionary partners with the drive and flexibility to take their company to the next level.. .
DayBlink Consulting provides strategic execution and operations consulting to Fortune 500 companies, Fast Start advisory services to early stage companies and pro bono consulting to nonprofit organizations. Due to its unique business model and diverse team of consultants, DayBlink has been recognized by top-tier publications, including Fortune, Entrepreneur, Consulting, Vault and Inc.
magazines. DayBlink is headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C.
in McLean, Virginia with offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.. .
Little Hawk Capital Management
Industry Little Hawk, LLC, formerly known as Little Hawk Capital Management LLC, is a venture capital firm specializing in fund of funds investments. The firm seeks to invest in smaller capitalization venture and growth equity funds, top-tier funds, and next generation funds.
It does not focuses on buyouts and other private equity investments. The firm prefers to invest in early and growth stage companies.
It generally invests in information technology, life sciences, and communications. The firm seeks to invest in the United States.
It seeks to invest in venture capital funds of less than $250 million and growth equity funds of less than $500 million in capitalization values. The firm generally holds an investment for a period of three years.
Little Hawk Capital Management LLC was founded in 2006 and is based in Alexandria, Virginia. Industry Little Hawk, LLC was formerly known as Little Hawk Capital Management LLC.
As a result of the acquisition of Little Hawk Capital Management LLC by Industry Ventures, Little Hawk Capital Management LLC’s name was changed. As of September 22, 2009, Industry Little Hawk, LLC operates as a subsidiary of Industry Ventures..
CoVant is a private equity firm that is specialized in acquisitions and equity investments. The firm seeks to invest in companies that provide solutions for the national defense, homeland security, information technology, and government technology services markets.
It seeks to invest in companies that have revenues between $30 million and $150 million. CoVant was founded in 2007 and is based in McLean, Virginia.
It operates as a subsidiary of CI Capital Partners LLC.. .
Thyor Ventures invest in startups and businesses that are founded by underrepresented and underestimated founders. Its investments cover startups in the incubation stage, seed stage, and businesses in distress.
Thyor Ventures’s portfolio includes startups in SaaS, PaaS, fintech, AI, blockchain, communications, defense, education, and real estate. The firm was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia..
StartUpHire is a free job search engine dedicated to recruiting exceptional talent to jobs at venture capital backed companies. These are some of the most rewarding careers on the planet, but they historically have been difficult to identify.
The StartUpHire website, www.startuphire.com, lists thousands of jobs that can be filtered by industry, geography, functional area, investor, and more. Search agents allow users to define a job search and receive emails listing new opportunities matching their criteria.
StartUpHire provides employers with a tool to accelerate team building and makes it easy for those who relish a start-up career to quickly identify opportunities. There is no cost to use the website or to post jobs.
Employer participation is restricted to venture capital backed companies which are privately held. Companies and investors can also take advantage of a free widget that allows them to easily add an automatically updated careers section to their own website.
For investors, this widget displays all job opportunities across the portfolio. For employers, the widget displays open positions without the need to edit HTML..
SkyDesks Forex VPS is a cloud-based Virtual Private Server (VPS)- designed for FOREX trading. SkyDesks has pioneered a patent-pending cloud server architecture which is fully-automated and set up in minutes by the subscriber.
All Forex VPS competition is based on Windows server in a virtual environment- which is inherently unreliable and insecure. SkyDesks provides an individual Linux server- called a Virtual Machine (VM).
A 24X7 automated VM monitoring system provides unequalled reliability- equivalent to a managed cloud server. SkyDesks’ intellectual property is protected by an international Patent Cooperation Treaty application.
Later this year SkyDesks plans to launch the next generation of web technology for Forex with full MT4 operation accessed from any internet-connected device.. .
VentureScope is a minority-owned strategy consulting and venture investment firm that helps early-stage startups to refine and improve their business models, pursue venture capital or angel investor funding, and scale. VentureScope investigates and qualifies growth and investment opportunities in emerging technologies.
It also provides strategic consulting services to private and public-sector clients on lean startup methodology, intrapraneurship, product development, innovation strategy, and challenge-driven innovation initiatives.. .
At WealthForge, we believe the future of raising private capital can be much easier than it is today. Traditionally, the private placement process has been known for being complex and painfully inefficient.
This has created an enormous opportunity for change. We’ve created a solution that integrates cutting edge technology with the safety and security of a trusted third-party partner.
The result? All stakeholders involved in the process enjoy greater transparency and efficiency—and less aggravation. Our ultimate goal is to eliminate the friction involved with private placement transactions by moving the entire process online making everything faster, more transparent and compliant..
Nation 21 Loans
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The loan products are open to numerous consumers since the set requirements are simple and your application will be processed regardless of your past credit records. Processing takes just a couple of hours and the funds will be deposited in your bank checking account shortly after approval.
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Visit https://nation21loans.com/ to get more information.. .
Claris Capital LLC
Claris Capital LLC provides investment banking and advisory services to middle-market technology companies. It offers advisory services in areas including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, business valuation and fairness opinions, and restructuring.
Claris Capital was founded in 2002 and is based in Vienna, Virginia.. .
Veterans List LLC
Veterans List LLC is a triple bottom-line company. We assist businesses by providing information and guidance, connections, and money saving services that literally put money back in the entrepreneur’s pocket.
Helping Veteran Owned Business be found! Helping Veteran businesses succeed! We are a Veteran owned and operated company that wants to provide the ability for Veteran business owners to grow their business cheaply and effectively, and to provide patriotic Americans the ability to find and support those businesses. We want to help Veteran owned business succeed by helping customers who want to do business with Veterans, find them..
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