Venture Capital

The terms ‘Venture Capital’ and ‘Angel Investor’ are often confused. Both receive equity (basically shares in a company that is not publicly traded), from providing investments into private companies, but there are several differences.

Angel Investors can be an individual or a group of individuals that form an ‘angel fund’ and who are investing their own personal funds into a business. They may be more willing to invest in early stage companies, and the amount of investment will typically be less than you would see through a Venture Capital investment.

Venture Capital funds are managed through venture capital firms primarily made up of professional investors. The funds come through many different sources including individual investors, corporations and other. The types of business funded are small and medium sized ventures with a strong growth potential, and the investments are typically characterized as high-risk/high return opportunities.

Below you’ll find Baltimore Venture Capital Resource Partners:

Gabriel Venture Partners

Gabriel Venture Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on investing in capital efficient companies while actively assisting entrepreneurs to build market leaders.

Specializes in: Venture Capital Equity Providers

Scott Chou

Phone: (650) 551-5000

999 Baker Way
San Mateo, CA 94404

Harbor Launch

Harbor Launch at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) is a startup incubator and community for science and science support companies. Focus: Life Science / Biotechnology Startups. Wet labs, office space, coworking.

Specializes in: Venture Capital Equity Providers

Betsy O'Neill Collie

Phone: (410) 746-0029

701 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Meridian Management Group

The Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority (MSBDFA) was created by the Maryland General Assembly in 1978 to assist in the development of socially or economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs in the creation of Maryland businesses.

Specializes in: Venture Capital Equity Providers

Randy Croxton

Phone: (410) 333-2548

823 E. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

TCP Venture Capital

Venture Capital firm focused on investing in high growth technology companies that will headquarter in Baltimore City.

Specializes in: Venture Capital Equity Providers

Christopher College

Phone: (410) 497-7239

10019 Reisterstown Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117

The Abell Foundation

The Foundation funds nonprofit organizations located and active in Maryland. Our focus is on Baltimore City, with more than 95 percent of our grants being awarded to organizations in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

Specializes in: Venture Capital Equity Providers

Wanda Gresham

Phone: (410) 547-1300

111 S. Calvert Street
Suite 2300
Baltimore, MD 21202


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Specializes in: Venture Capital Equity Providers

Debi Roder

Phone: (202) 828-8357

1101 14th Street, NW
Suite 950
Washington, DC 20005

Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center

The SBRC is a free service to help you establish, grow and improve your business through one-on-one sessions.

Kimberly Taylor

102 W. Pennsylvania Ave. #101
Towson, MD 21204

Cyprium Partners

Cyprium Partners (Cyprium) is a private investment firm that makes non-control investments in profitable middle-market companies, allowing company owners and their management teams to retain controlling interest in their business after we invest.

Leland Lewis

Phone: (646) 571-1620

461 Fifth Avenue, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Greenspring Associates, Inc.

At Greenspring Associates, we solely focus on venture capital and have built a comprehensive platform dedicated to the asset class.

General Contact

Phone: (410) 363-2725

100 Painters Mill Road Suite 700
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Highland Capital Partners

There’s an art and science to scaling a company, and it’s a process made easier with partners who have successfully done it before. We’re partners, but more than that, we’re patrons to your vision.

General Contact

One Broadway, 16th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142

Innovation Works

The mission of Innovation Works (IW) is to reduce Baltimore’s neighborhood and racial wealth divide by teaching and accompanying members of disinvested communities to build and own successful social enterprises that create sustainable neighborhood economies and result in better family living, more resilient communities, and a safer, more vibrant city.

Jay Nwachu

1400 Greenmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202

Kinetic Ventures

Every day we look forward to partnering with entrepreneurs creating the next big thing.

Claudia Pagano

Phone: (301) 652-8066

Two Wisconsin Circle, Suite 660
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Launch Workplaces

Launch Towson is centrally located in the heart of Towson, MD. Just three blocks from Towson Town Center, Cheesecake Factory, Bahama Breeze, Stoney River, & Bonefish Grill. A weekly farmer’s market across the street keeps the area buzzing with activity and is only a short ways from Towson University. Launch offers 24 hour access, internet, mail services and more! Launch Towson has the services and amenities to help your small business grow!

Shawntaye Tisdale

210 West Pennsylvania Ave
Towson, MD 21204

Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)

TEDCO was created to facilitate the transfer and commercialization of technology and to assist in the creation and growth of technology-based businesses in all regions of the State.

Troy LeMaile-Stovall

Phone: (410) 740-9442

7021 Columbia Gateway Drive
Suite 200
Columbia, MD 21046

New Enterprise Associates

NEA started nearly 40 years ago with a big idea: to create an enduring venture capital firm that would help exceptional entrepreneurs build transformational businesses.

General Contact

Phone: (410) 842-4000

1954 Greenspring Drive
Suite 600
Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093

Novak Biddle Venture Partners

Novak Biddle Venture Partners provides equity financing and assistance to early-stage, information technology companies principally located in the Mid-Atlantic region. Our mission is to help build successful, long-term, sustainable companies.

General Contact

Phone: (240) 497-1910

7501 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1380-E
Bethesda, MD 20814

Sterling Partners

We seek to invest $35-$120 million in companies with greater than $5 million in EBITDA.

General Contact

Phone: (443) 703-1700

650 S. Exeter St
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202

TEDCO/Maryland Venture Fund

TEDCO and the Maryland Venture Fund makes $50,000 – $2,000,000 investments in seed and early-stage companies based in Maryland. We are dedicated to funding and growing the next generation of outstanding businesses in Maryland. We are an experienced team with significant operating and venture experience whose focus is on making the entrepreneurs successful. With more than $100M in assets under management, we partner with exceptional entrepreneurs and help them build valuable companies that last.

Tammi Thomas

Phone: (410) 740-9442

7021 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046

Towson University Incubator

TU Incubator is Towson University’s business incubator for seed and early stage companies. Primary goals are to support regional entrepreneurs and induce mission-driven innovation in industries such as education (edtech) and healthcare.

David Cross

Phone: (410) 704-3079

7400 York Road, 3rd Floor
Towson, MD 21204

Will Holmes Consulting WHC

Will Holmes Consulting is a MBE certified, business management and technology consulting firm with offices in Baltimore, Maryland and Los Angeles, California. We develop technology, training, marketing and business process solutions for government agencies, non-profit organizations, universities and new and growing companies in North America, Africa and Asia.

Will Holmes

Phone: (410) 914-7730

622 S. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231

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