PE/VC  Paladin Capital Group

     Office Locations:

2020 K St. NW, Suite 620
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-293-5590
Fax: 202-293-5597

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  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Middle Market



  • Communications & Networking
  • Defense & Homeland Security
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Paladin Capital group is a leading multi-stage private equity firm providing capital for growing companies whose principal business centers on products and services that address homeland security issues and needs. Paladin has over $1 billion under management across multiple funds and 34 portfolio companies. Paladin focuses on infrastructure assurance and business continuity in a variety of verticals. Current portfolio companies include enterprises focused on identity management, antimicrobial solutions, alternative energy, mesh networks, IT services, data storage, business process software, network management software and detection. Paladin established its first fund in 2001, launched the $235M Homeland Security Fund in 2004, and its follow-on fund, Paladin III in 2008. Paladin Capital Partners Fund, targets small to medium size, worker-friendly, growth companies with proven management, products and services. The Paladin Homeland Security Fund, LP invests in enterprises whose principal business centers on products and services that address homeland security issues and needs. The firm seeks investments between $5-$25 million.

    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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    Brenda Chia Director of Capital Development
    Chris Inglis Global Security Expert and Managing Director
    Christopher Steed Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director
    E. Kenneth Pentimonti Principal
    Gibb Witham Senior Vice President


    Portfolio companies include:

      10X Genomics
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      Digital Signal
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      Karamba Security
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      Menlo Micro
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      Muse Bio
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      RubrYc Therapeutics
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      Twist Bioscience
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      Ursa Space Systems
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      White Ops
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