Unique Investing Opportunities
The mid-Atlantic region is home to over 15,000 technology-driven companies including General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin and SAIC. The region offers unique investing opportunities for the over 225 investment firms based in this market.
MAVA continues to be a catalyst in the marketplace. Since 1996, early through expansion companies that have presented at MAVA’s Capital Connection conference have received over $2.9 billion in funding during the first year after presenting.
The region enjoys relative stability, due perhaps in part to:
- the confluence of having legacy investment sectors (such as internet, security, telecom, wireless);
- a vibrant entrepreneurial pool and work force;
- proximity to the federal government, the National Institutes of Health and other federal labs; and
- a favorable standard of living.
These elements contribute to investor confidence in the long-term approach to venture investing in our market.
Diverse Mix of Industries
The region also benefits from a diverse industrial base, including telecommunications, software, biotechnology and a wide mix of non-tech companies. And each industry offers its strengths as promising investment opportunities for the venture community.