VC  The Reinvestment Fund

     Office Locations:

3 East Read Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-783-1110
Fax: 410-637-8265

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  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Real Estate & Construction



    TRF is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that manages over $706 million in capital and has made over $1.25 billion in community investments, financing over 2,800 projects since its inception in 1985. The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) builds wealth and opportunity for low-wealth communities and low- and moderate-income individuals through the promotion of socially and environmentally responsible development. TRF makes loans, equity investments, and grants to affordable housing, small business, community services, commercial real estate, workforce development, and energy conservation projects. TRF Private Equity manages two funds which in combination have generated almost 1,500 jobs for low- and middle-income workers. The group's original fund, DVCRF Ventures was launched in 1998 and is fully invested in 11 ventures. Urban Growth Partners (UGP) is TRF Private Equity's second venture fund, and has $48.5 million in commitments. Part of UGP, The Baltimore Fund, focuses exclusively on investments in Baltimore city and the surrounding five counties. The fund seeks companies with total investment requirements of $2-$5 million, where TRF's portion of the investment would range from $1-$4 million. TRF Private Equity targets companies that are in or near urban markets in the Mid-Atlantic region including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, DC.

    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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    Donald Hinkle-Brown President & CEO
    Michael Crist CFO
    Nancy Wagner-Hislip Executive Vice President
    Sara Vernon Sterman Chief Lending Officer
    Sean Closkey President TRF Development Partners


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Alpine Medical
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      Baltimore Dredge Enterprises
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      Brightside Academy
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      Bulova Technologies
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      CEMA Technologies
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      Foxfire Printing & Packaging
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      Mobility Technologies
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      Ricochet Manufacturing Company
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      Sun & Earth
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      Verilaw Technologies
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