VC  Vital Venture Capital

     Office Locations:

7101 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1210
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 415-297-6451



  • Early
  • Expansion



  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Medical Device
  • Software & Internet



    Vital Financial was formed in 2007 under a predecessor name to invest in Certicom, Inc., a publicly-traded encryption software company based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Vital Financial became one of the largest shareholders of Certicom and interacted with both Certicom management and other large shareholders. Vital Financial completed a successful exit of its Certicom investment in early 2009 through its sale to Research in Motion. In early 2009 the firm adopted the name 'Vital Financial' and formally began to seek additional venture capital investments. The firm now consists of five principal investors, with offices in: Simsbury, CT; Bethesda, MD; Newark, DE; Philadelphia, PA; Naples, FL; and Lincolnshire, IL. The Principals' own funds constitute the majority of each Vital Financial investment. The firm also has a number of individual and institutional co-investors that join Vital Financial in its investments. Vital Financial's preferred industries include software, selected technology segments, financial services, and businesses with patents that Vital can value. The firm's target investment size is $1-3 million for early-stage companies and $2-5 million for later-stage firms.



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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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    A. Craig Asher Principal
    Nathaniel C. Brinn Principal
    Norman L. Norris Principal


    Portfolio companies include:

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      RubrYc Therapeutics
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