ED  DC Community Ventures


     Office Locations:

2735 Olive Street NW, Unit 9
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-464-9218



  • Expansion
  • Growth



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Information Technology
  • Retail & Restaurant
  • Software & Internet



    Established in 2011, DC Community Ventures is a community development venture capital firm with a dual focus of investing in companies in the Greater Washington, DC area that create jobs for low to moderate income employees or provide goods and services to under-served communities, and delivering favorable returns for its investors. DCCV targets investments in the Mid-Atlantic area, particularly in under-invested areas and industry sectors where inefficient capital allocation yields favorable valuations and investment returns. The Fund typically makes investments of between $200,000 and $750,000 and focuses mostly on mid-to-late stage investments, specifically in companies that are currently generating profits or have significant profit potential. They seek long-term investments that mature over a 5-10 year period.

    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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    Karim Zia Managing Partner and Co-Founder
    R. Candler Young Managing Partner and Co-Founder


    Portfolio companies include:

      Catalyst IT Services
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      Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company
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      Skyline Innovations
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