ED/FOF  Community Development Venture Capital Alliance (CDVCA)


     Office Locations:

475 Riverside Dr., Suite 1264
New York, NY 10115
Phone: 212-594-6747
Fax: 212-594-6717



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Seed



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Information Technology



    CDVCA is the network for the rapidly growing field of community development venture capital (CDVC) investing. CDVC funds provide equity capital to businesses in underinvested markets, seeking market-rate financial returns, as well as the creation of good jobs, wealth, and entrepreneurial capacity. Community Development Venture Capital (CDVC) funds make equity investments in businesses in economically distressed areas in the United States and around the world. They invest in companies in a variety of industries and at different stages of development, from seed to expansion. CDVCA also manages its own investment vehicle, the Central Fund, which currently has $6 million under management. The Fund specializes in identifying areas with untapped market potential, investing in rapidly growing businesses across diverse industries. The Fund is available to make two types of investments: Fund of Funds investments and Co-investment Fund investments. Both types of investments have a minimum size of $250,000. CDVCA was formed in 1993 and incorporated as a not-for-profit in 1995.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Kerwin Tesdell President
    Tanmay Bhargava Director of Investments


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