VC  IMS Ventures

     Office Locations:

117 S. Columbus Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-837-8800
Fax: 703-837-8821



  • Early



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    IMS Ventures was originally founded in 1995 to assist forward looking companies in solving complex internet technology problems. The firm fills a void in the venture capital environment by taking an active role in its portfolio companies. IMS Ventures assists early-stage entrepreneurs in validating their product and business concepts and preparing them for future growth and expansion. The firm invests $250,000 to $500,000 (more in subsequent rounds), in return for 5% to 20% equity (in the form of preferred stock) in portfolio companies that have: at least two full-time executives who have put some of their own money into the company; a product or service which can demonstrated (alpha or beta) and marketed in six to twelve months; and a business model that can reasonably demonstrate profitability in two to four years. IMS Ventures invests in no more than eight companies each year. IMS will invest in many different industry segments, but prefers businesses that have a tangible product or service that can differentiate them and provide ongoing competitive advantage. The firm generally does not invest in Internet content companies.

    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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    Alison C. Lynch Vice President
    Robert M. Lippmann Vice President
    Yale R. Brown President


    Portfolio companies include:

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