Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

Investor type Angel Group
Founders Rudolph P. Lamone


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Total investments 119
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 76
Rounds per year 3.31
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 13
Key employees 2
Stages of investment

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Mobile
  • Enterprise Software
  • Information Technology

Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship is the famous VC, which was founded in 1986. The company was established in North America in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the College Park.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, startups are often financed by CIT GAP Funds, Stardust Venture Partners, Techstars. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Stardust Venture Partners, Core Capital Partners, Militello Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Militello Capital, Core Capital Partners, Fortify Ventures.

The fund was created by Rudolph P. Lamone. The overall number of key employees were 1.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Distil Networks, ZeroFOX, InGo.me. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Security, Software. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2020. The top activity for fund was in 2013. Opposing the other organizations, this Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship works on 19 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. When the investment is from Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship the average startup value is 1-5 millions dollars. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. The real fund results show that this VC is 16 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Communications Infrastructure
Document Management
$900K19 Apr 2021 Maryland, United States


Food Delivery
$1M18 May 2020 Maryland, United States

Student Opportunity Center

$850K20 Dec 2019 Alexandria, Virginia, United States


$2M01 Jun 2018 District of Columbia, United States


Funding Platform
$577K10 Jan 2018 Arlington, Virginia, United States


Gift Card
Loyalty Programs
Market Research
Marketing Automation
01 Nov 2017 Virginia, United States


Human Resources
Information Technology
01 Oct 2017 United States, Charlotte

Health Care
$3M24 Apr 2017 Baltimore, Maryland, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$700K11 Apr 2017 Virginia, United States


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