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Fund Managers

Fund Managers

In addition to the Virginia Venture Partners (VVP) investments, our fund manager investments include the following VC funds:

Pre-Seed through Series A • Women’s Health and Future of Work

We invest in early-stage companies in the untapped customer segments of FemTech and the Future of Work. We bring our operational and technical expertise and partner with early stage management teams on the hard stuff – go-to-market strategy and technical execution.

Shalanda Armstrong
Founder & Managing Partner


AIN Ventures
Pre-Seed & Seed • DeepTech and Dual-Use with Focus on Space, Sustainability, Life Sciences, AI

We are a seed-stage focused venture fund that invests in startups at the intersection of deep tech and dual-use technology, as well as in military veteran-led startups. The fund is supplemented by an investment syndicate and community called the Academy Investor Network, built to harness the collective experience and service of graduates from the five publicly-funded U.S. service academies.

Emily McMahan
General Partner
Sherman Williams II

Managing Partner

The Artemis Fund

Seed • Fintech, e-Commerce Infrastructure, and Caretech

We believe technology has the opportunity to sustain prosperity for all, but it’s not possible without diverse perspectives. Artemis leads seed rounds for diverse tech founders with wild ambition in fintech, commerce, and care building the economy of the future.

Stephanie Campbell
General Partner
Diana Murakhovskaya
General Partner
The BFM Fund
Pre-Seed &Seed • Industry Agnostic

We are a seed-stage venture fund focused on Black and innovative entrepreneurs. We take a match-making approach to investing, creating formal relationships with industry-specific Series A-Series C lead firms who have a track record of exiting companies – then source, invest, and work with founders over 12- 18 months to prepare them for their next raise led by BFM’s partner firms.

Rachel Wilson

Managing Partner

Himalaya Rao-Potlapally
Managing Partner

IDEA Fund Partners

Pre-Seed & Seed • Technology which Focuses on Automating Tasks, Data-Driven Decisions, Democratizing Expertise, and Reducing Inefficiency

IDEA Fund Partners has been making early-stage investments for nearly 2 decades. We are one of the most active and longest tenured early-stage technology investment firms in the Southeast.

Lister Delgado
Managing Partner
Valor Ventures
Seed • B2B Software
From founders to funders, Valor is an orchestra of courage and capital. We celebrate the potential of co-creating a better innovation ecosystem in service to now and future generations.
Lisa Calhoun

General PartnerGary Peat
General PartnerWilliam Leonard





Veteran Ventures Capital

Seed Plus, Series A & Series B • Dual-Use Technology with a Focus on National Security, Defense, Aerospace, and Logistics

Veteran Ventures is a visionary, veteran-owned growth-equity investment fund, built to empower veteran entrepreneurs working at the nexus of national security and commercial technology businesses.

We exclusively engage with companies that have military veteran leadership,. Recognizing their military experience, training, and unwavering character translates into exceptional business acumen and success.

Derren Burrell

Founder & Managing Partner

Joshua Weed

General Partner

Craig Jaques

General Partner

Paul Woolard
General Partner

Steve Kiser
General Partner