A  Dingman Center Angels

https://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/centers-excellenc e/dingman-center-entrepreneurship/initiative s-programs/dingman-center-angels

     Office Locations:

2518 Van Munching Hall
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-9545
Fax: 301-314-7971



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Medical Device
  • Software & Internet



    The Dingman Center Angels are a group of more than 40 angel investors who, as a group, review pitches from four DC-area startups every 2nd Wednesday of the month. The Angels work together, pool due diligence but invest separately as individuals. The network is organized by the RH Smith School of Business's Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland in College Park. Since their inception in 2005, the Dingman Center Angels have invested $4 million in start-up companies in the Mid-Atlantic region (Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, and Delaware). The Dingman Center Angels target companies seeking $100,000 to $1 million of equity financing, and will often syndicate with other angel groups and VCs for deals up to $2 million. Each year, over 150 companies submit applications to the Dingman Center Angels.

    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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    Dr. Rudolph P. Lamone Founder
    Elana Fine Managing Director
    Holly DeArmond Assistant Director Events & Marketing
    Joel Marquis Assistant Director of Venture Programs
    Rajshree Agarwal Academic Director


    Portfolio companies include:


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