SAN FRANCISCO & FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TPG, a global alternative asset firm, today announced it has made an investment in FreedomPay, a global leader in commerce technologies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Continue reading
Will Dunbar co-founded Core Capital Partners in 1999. Prior to Core, he was founder and CEO of Pebble Hill Capital, an early-stage, technology-focused investment firm, and was an early investor in webMethods, one of the most successful software IPOs in NASDAQ history.
Previously, he was a senior executive at Allied Capital, a family of publicly-traded private equity funds, from 1987 to 1997 and served on the Investment Committee of each fund during that time. Will began his investment career at Venture America, a Washington area VC firm where he was involved in the early-stage funding of Discovery Communications and Digene, both of which became multibillion-dollar companies.
Will is a member of Young Presidents Organization-Gold, and serves on the board of Venture Philanthropy Partners, the Meyer Foundation, and the Madeira School.
Will holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Davidson College.
Mark Levine is a Managing Director of Core Capital Partners, a venture capital investment fund with $400 million under management. Core Capital’s portfolio companies concentrate on enterprise software, specifically cloud computing, cybersecurity, data analytics and mobile markets. He serves or has served on the Boards of Directors of ZeroFOX, Staq, Medventive, buySAFE, New Edge, Revulytics, Valen, Univa, UpdateLogic, FreedomPay, Roundbox, InPhonic, Vizbee and VocalData.
Prior to Core, Mark founded GCI Venture Partners, an early stage technology venture capital fund that was an early investor in webMethods, one of the most successful software IPOs in NASDAQ history.
Previously, Mark was an officer, responsible for corporate development and strategy, of GEO-CENTERS, a technology firm with more than $200 million in revenue when it was acquired by SAIC. Earlier in his career he was Subcommittee Staff Director for the Small Business Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.
His other activities include serving on the Boards of Trustees (Chair) of the Mid- Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), the Arena Stage Theatre, the Board of Advisors of The George Washington University Business School and the Dingman Entrepreneur Center (University of Maryland). Mark received his M.B.A. from The George Washington University.
Randy Klueger joined Core Capital Partners in 2004 and has assisted various Core portfolio companies, including SwapDrive, buySAFE, sentitO, Core Communications, Clareos, and Covega Corporation, in addition to leading the firm’s internal financial operations, limited partner communications, and capital calls.
Previously, Randy was President of Klueger & Associates LLC, providing Chief Financial Officer services and counsel to middle market companies. He spent the prior ten years as Chief Financial Officer of Global Material Technologies, Inc., an international friction material company, and four years as President and Chief Financial Officer of Millennium Laser Eye Centers, a Virginia-based chain of refractive eye surgery centers.
Randy holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration from The George Washington University.
James Keeratisakdawong joined Core Capital Partners in 2016 and focuses on early stage investments in the enterprise technology sector.
Previously, James was focused on technology investments as a Principal at the Maryland Venture Fund, a $100 million AUM evergreen direct investment fund and a $56 million AUM fund of funds. He began his career with Longstreet Partners, a private investment and advisory firm focused on the enterprise and public sectors. He also has direct involvement in the founding of two technology startups, one focused on collaborative consumption and the other on paid search keyword bid optimization.
James holds a B.S. in Marketing from George Mason University and a MBA from Babson College.
Tom Wheeler is a businessman, author, and was Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) from 2013 to 2017. Presently, he is a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution and the Schorenstein Fellow for Media and Democracy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to his appointment as Chairman of the FCC, he was Managing Director and General Partner at Core Capital for nine years.
Tom has been involved with new telecommunications networks and services for four decades. As an entrepreneur, he started or helped start multiple companies in the sector. In addition he served as President and CEO of the National Cable Television Association and the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association. He is the only person to be selected to both the Cable Television Hall of Fame and the Wireless Hall of Fame.
Tom wrote Take Command: Leadership Lessons from the Civil War (Doubleday, 2000), and Mr. Lincoln’s T-Mails: The Untold Story of How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War (HarperCollins, 2006). He served on President Obama’s Intelligence Advisory Board prior to being named to the FCC. Previously he was a Trustee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Chairman and President of the National Archives Foundation, and a board member of the Public Broadcasting Service.
Tom received his B.A. from The Ohio State University.
Second Screen Media Platform
Led by Sapphire Ventures, funding round brings total raised to $106 million, the most venture capital raised by any software firm in North Carolina’s Research Triangle in nearly two decades. Continue reading
NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Vizbee, a cross-platform casting and data company, announced today that two major media companies – Turner and TEGNA – have made strategic investments in their company during their latest round of funding.