Ascent Ventures


Ascent has been investing in early-stage, emerging technology companies since 1985. In backing over 90 companies, Ascent has remained committed to its mission of investing in exceptional entrepreneurs striving to build innovative market leaders. Ascent is an active and supportive investor, taking pride in the number of entrepreneurs who choose to work with Ascent on multiple opportunities. With over 80 years of combined venture capital experience, the Ascent investment team manages $380M in committed capital, including its current fund of $140M.

Core Capital Partners


In business since 1999, Core Capital is a Washington, DC-based venture fund with over $350 million under management. The firm invests in a wide range of technologies with a particular focus on telecommunications hardware and software, wireless applications, enterprise software, network security, e-commerce, logistics and tracking, energy and power management in addition to web and communications services. Sample portfolio companies include Sourcefire, NexTone Communications, InPhonic, buySAFE, Roundbox, Trust Digital, Infinite Power Solutions, SwapDrive and IXI.

Rockford Capital


Rockford Capital is a private equity group based in Wilmington, Delaware which was formed to invest in and bring to market, innovative application security technologies.