PE/VC  Working Lab Capital

     Office Locations:

Washington, DC



  • Early
  • Growth



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Working Lab Capital (WLC) is both an investment platform and a business incubator. As an investment platform, the firm provides flexible growth capital tailored to the needs of companies and their management teams. WLC actively works with portfolio companies to create unique upside through operating experience, access to a trusted network of advisors and connections to strategic investors and the capital markets. As an incubator, WLC builds businesses from the ground up, pursuing ideas that fit the firm's proprietary 'Fundamental Needs' framework.

    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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    Michael Pesce Managing Partner
    Richard Nespola Managing Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Rip Van
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      RunSafe Security
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      The Good Bean
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      This Saves Lives
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      Virgil Security
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      Wright Bedding
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