PE  Enlightenment Capital

     Office Locations:

4445 Willard Avenue, Suite 1120
Chevy Chase, MD 20815



  • Middle Market



  • Defense & Homeland Security
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    Founded in 2012, Enlightenment Capital is a Washington, DC area based private investment firm that provides senior debt, mezzanine debt, and minority equity to small and mid-sized companies in the Aerospace, Defense & Government (ADG) sector. The firm partners with management teams, equity sponsors, and those businesses that provide vital services, protect critical infrastructure, innovate aerospace solutions, and safeguard national security. Enlightenment Capital seeks to invest between $1 million and $10 million per deal. February 2014, Enlightenment Capital announced the final closing of its first fundraising process with $80 million in assets under management.



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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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    Devin Talbott Managing Partner
    Jason Rigoli Partner
    Jeffrey Guffey Chief Financial Officer
    Pierre Chao Operating Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Opera Solutions
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      Vanguard Space Technologies
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