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Amplifier eyes $20M federal tech fund

09/28/2012
A Virginia venture capitalist and a serial government contracting entrepreneur are raising a $20 million fund that would fuel startups built off federally funded technology.
 
Amplifier Venture Partners II LP, in many ways, represents a contrarian bet to much of the region’s venture market. But to managing directors Jonathan Aberman and Ed Bersoff, the fund is a natural fit for D.C., one that capitalizes on the region’s true strength: the proximity to federal agencies and labs generating research ripe for commercialization, as well as proximity to potential customers and acquirers for the startups they fund.

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