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71 Best & Most Active Virginia Investment Partners

Investment Partners play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Virginia Investment Partners. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top Virginia Investment Partners

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Michael Sutton

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

As an angel investor focused on cyber security, I draw upon a career dedicated to conducting leading-edge security research, building world-…


Nigel Morris

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Nigel Morris is the managing partner of QED Investors, a direct investment fund focused on high-growth companies that leverage the power of …


Marc Cohen

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Marc Cohen. Executive Chairman of C4 Therapeutics. Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Bublup, Inc. and COBRO Ventures, Inc. Co-foun…


Byron Trott

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Byron Trott serves as the Chief Executive Officer, Founder, and Chairman of BDT Capital Partners, LLC. He has 30 years of experience advisin…


Frank Rotman

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Frank is a Founding Partner at QED Investments, a boutique Venture Capital Fund with a focus on Financial Services, Financial Tech, Marketin…


Shawn Carpenter

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Shawn Carpenter is the Founder and Chairman of the Board at Three Tree Ventures, an early-stage technology startup investment fund that back…


Colin Powell

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell was sworn in as the 65th Secretary of State in 2001 after unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate. …


Timothy Newberry

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

As the Chief Strategy Officer and Founder of BlackHorse Solutions, Tim is responsible for setting and executing strategy to drive company gr…


Dr. Ash Rofail

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ash Rofail (Ph.D) is a nationally recognized business and technology leader with 6 published books, several artificial intelligence patents,…


Ollen Douglass

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Motley Fool Ventures is a $150 million early stage, technology-focused fund launched in 2018. Prior to becoming the Managing Director, Olle…


John Burke

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

John Burke is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at PROOF.


Paul Manning

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Paul B. Manning has served as the chairman of our board of directors since December 2017 and as a member of our board of directors since Dec…


Jonathon Perrelli

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jonathon’s newest project and startup is LifeFuels, a beverage technology company created with the goal of helping people feel their best, …


Ryan Katz

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ryan received a BBA in Finance from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, where he currently serves on the Board of Tr…


Shawn Henry

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Shawn Henry is the President, Services Division, and Chief Security Officer at CrowdStrike.


Tom Weithman

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

As managing director, Tom Weithman has developed, championed and grown CIT GAP Funds, a family of seed-stage venture funds focused on making…


Stephen Smoot

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Steve is a General Partner at Lavrock Ventures, a Washington DC-based venture capital fund focused on Series A investments in enterprise sof…


Jennifer O’Daniel

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jennifer O’Daniel is responsible for sourcing, diligence and closing of seed and early stage investments. O’Daniel is also responsible for m…


Arthur Marks

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Art Marks has worked with new technologies and entrepreneurs in the mid-Atlantic region for over 30 years, with various senior leadership ro…


Scott Andrews

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Scott Andrews is the Board Director at firstSTREET. Scott Andrews, Board Member, is a founder and managing partner of the Private Equity …


Kiran Hebbar

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kiran Hebbar is a General Partner at Valhalla Partners. He has over ten years of technology, software development and marketing experience i…


Jack Kerrigan

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jack Kerrigan has a multi-decade track record of investing in, advising, and building successful technology companies. Jack is a co-founder …


Mike O’Dell

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mike joined NEA in 2002 as a Venture Partner. His primary interest is the structure and behavioral dynamics of large, complex systems. He cu…


David Roux

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Dave Roux is a co-founder and Senior Director of Silver Lake, where he previously served as co-CEO. He was formerly Chairman and CEO of Lib…


John Backus

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture

Based in the national capital region, John is a seasoned technology investor and entrepreneur with over two decades of experience investing …


Paul Craig

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Paul Craig, a former Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy, filed fraudulent TSLGI applications.


Mike Marcantonio

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mike Marcantonio currently serves as a principal at LiveOak Venture Partners. Prior to joining the investment firm, Mike spent over five yea…


Ian Ratcliffe

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ian Ratcliffe is the Chairman and CEO of Enzymatics, a leading producer of reagents, kits, and assays that enable customers worldwide to tra…


Michael Stanfield

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Michael Stanfield – Chairman and CEO @ Voyce


Roland Reynolds

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Roland Reynolds is responsible for sourcing and evaluating primary commitments, early secondary transactions, and direct co-investments. He …


Michael D. Grisham

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mr. Grisham has served as Founder, Managing Member and CEO of GPB Scientific LLC since 2002. He has over 21 years of experience in bioscienc…


Robert Poulin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

A seasoned entrepreneur with over 20 years of management experience in the technology sector. Led the development of multiple products, div…


Thomas Jones

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Thomas, more commonly known to friends as TJ, worked full time for The Motley Fool for 14 years and held a number of roles ranging from Offi…


Robert Patzig

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mr. Patzig joined Third Security upon the company’s inception. Mr. Patzig’s responsibilities include identifying and researching new investm…


Rishi Jaitly

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Rishi Jaitly is CEO of Times Bridge, the U.S.’s largest venture firm bringing the world’s best ideas to India and Asia. The firm’s portfolio…


Graciela Narcho

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Graciela Narcho


Ted Dintersmith

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Ted joined Charles River in 1996 and has more than nineteen years of experience in early-stage venture investing, focusing on software and i…


Brendan Bechtel

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Brendan Bechtel is a Member of the Board of Trustees at National Geographic.


Stuart Barkoff

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Stuart Barkoff is the Partner at GEF Capital Partners, LLC.


Jill Carroll

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jill joined SR One in 2011 with a background in biotech partnering and commercial development. Prior to SR One, Jill was responsible for…


Sean Stalfort

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Sean Stalfort has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2015. Mr. Stalfort is President at PBM Capital Group, LLC, a p…


Robert Dickey

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Robert Dickey is the President, Chief Executive Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors at Gannett Co. Inc. since 2015. Bob became Pr…


Cody Nystrom

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Cody Nystrom is a Managing Director at SJF Ventures. She joined SJF in their Durham, North Carolina office in 2007. Cody represents SJF on t…


Christopher Holden

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Chris is the Vice President of Intelligence Services at Recorded Future, which is the company’s customer success function. He founded the Re…


Joe Vacca

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Joe Vacca is a Managing Partner at Ringbolt Capital.


Hooks Johnston

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Hooks Johnston has had success as both an operating executive and as a venture capital investor. He has twenty-five years of experience in s…


Sergey Metelin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Sergey Metelin


Douglas Lake

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Douglas Lake


Kevin Greene

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kevin Greene from Kevin has more than 20 years of enterprise software leadership experience working as an operator, investor, and banker at …


Sarah Strauss

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Venture

Sarah Strauss


Barry Johnson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Barry Johnson


Justin Wilder

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Justin Wilder is Vice President and Technical Lead of the Cyber Practice at In-Q-Tel, an independent, non-profit, strategic investment firm …


Tracey Peacock

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Tracey Peacock


Pete Snyder

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Pete Snyder – Founder & CEO @ Disruptor Capital


Wayne Hunter

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Wayne Hunter is the Board Director AT Racemi.Wayne is a Managing Partner of Harbert Venture Partners, as well as a member of Harbert’s Ventu…


Brian C. Carney

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Brian Carney is a Partner in the General Partner. Mr. Carney joined HMC in 2007 and currently serves on the boards of Anutra Medical, Clinip…


Jeff Eggers

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jeff Eggers


Matt Malone

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Matt Malone is CEO & Founder of Groundworks.


Bentz Tozer

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Bentz Tozer


Scott Tolleson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

A longtime venture investor and serial entrepreneur, Scott has founded venture-backed companies on both the East and West coasts. He is best…


Michael Graninger

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Michael Graninger


Tommy Brewer

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Tommy Brewer Investment Banker at Ziegler.


Rob Reistetter

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Rob joined Quad-C in 2007. Rob’s responsibilities range from deal origination and structuring to due diligence, execution and monitoring. Pr…


Pat Martin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Pat Martin is a VP Corporate Sales & Strategic Planning, Estes Express Lines.


Ted Chandler

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ted offers more than 30 years of C-suite strategic and operating experience to the NRV entrepreneurial and investor ecosystem. He is trusted…


Thomas Willingham

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Thomas Willingham Managing Director at Turning Basin Capital Partners, LLC.


Robert A. Cascella Robert A. Cascella

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Robert A. Cascella is the Chief Business Leader, Precision Diagnosis, Philips | CEO | Board Member | Private Equity Advisor | Diagnostic Ima…


Andy Green

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Andy Green is an Executive Vice President and President, Technical Solutions Division at Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.


Michael Brooks

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Michael Brooks


Frank Winslow

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Frank Winslow is a Partner at Quad-C Management, Inc.


Christopher Fountain

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Christopher Fountain is an Operating Partner at Frontier.

Written by Mark Kendall

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