VC  Third Security

     Office Locations:

The Governor Tyler
1881 Grove Avenue
Radford, VA 24141
Phone: 540-633-7900
Fax: 540-633-7939

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  • Early
  • Expansion



  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Third Security, LLC is an independent, private investment and advisory firm formed in 1999 to manage investments in public and private companies. Currently, the firm has more than 50 employees. Third Security's family of funds includes private equity, hedge funds, public equity and fixed income funds. The firm's private equity funds focus on emerging technology companies in life-sciences and information technology, and late-stage investments in health-care and financial services. NRM V, which closed in 2007 at $250 million, has invested and will continue to invest, in select public and private companies. The company launched NRM VI in 2009. Also managed by Third Security is NewVa Capital Partners (see profile), a private equity/venture capital enterprise formed in order to fund companies willing to begin operations in, or relocate to, the Roanoke Valley, the New River Valley or the Alleghany Highlands of Southwestern Virginia. The founding partners are Carilion Clinic, the Virginia Tech Foundation, and an affiliate of Third Security. The firm has been providing capital access, strategic assistance and business development for 20 years.



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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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    Betty J. Davis Vice President of Taxation
    Clifton R. Herndon II Managing Director and Controller
    Doit L. Koppler II Managing Director and Treasurer
    Julian P. Kirk CEO
    Marcus Smith Senior Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer


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