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Will Dunbar

Managing Director

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 company 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 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 the World Presidents Organization, and serves on the board of Venture Philanthropy Partners and the Meyer Foundation.

Will holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Davidson College.

Mark Levine

Managing Director

Mark Levine joined Core Capital in 2000 from GCI Venture Partners, an early stage technology venture capital fund that he founded and that was an early investor in webMethods, one of the most successful software IPOs in NASDAQ history.

Prior to Core, Mark served as 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. Previously, Mark was Subcommittee Staff Director for the Small Business Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Mark serves on the Board of Trustees of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), the Board of Advisors of both The George Washington University School of Business and the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland, and the Advisory Board of Marshfield Associates.

Mark received his M.B.A. from The George Washington University.

Pascal Luck

Managing Director

Pascal has been an advisor to, and an investor in, emerging technology companies as a venture capitalist and investment banker for more than eighteen years and focuses on enterprise software and cyber-security investments.

Prior to Core, Pascal was a Founder of Cross Hill Financial Group, a DC-based private investment banking/M&A advisory firm. Previously, he was a Senior Manager with Deloitte Consulting specializing in finance and strategy initiatives. Pascal began his career as a systems engineer with AT&T-IS/Bell Laboratories.

Pascal is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds an M.B.A. in Finance with Distinction from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters of Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, and a B.S. in Physics/Engineering from Loyola University in Maryland.

Evan MacQueen

Vice President

Evan MacQueen joined Core Capital Partners in 2011 and focuses investments in the analytics, cloud, cyber-security, mobile, and technology infrastructure spaces.

Previously, Evan was an Associate at BIA Digital Partners, a family of mezzanine funds focusing on the media, telecommunications, and technology-enabled services sectors.

Evan is a mentor at Acceleprise, an active member of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association, and a frequent speaker and panelist on venture capital and entrepreneurship. He also heads VC in DC, a networking group for DC-area investors at DC-area seed, venture, and growth investors.

Evan holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Washington and Lee University.

Randy Klueger

Chief Financial Officer

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.

Michael Kelly

MBA Venture Fellow

Michael Kelly joined Core Capital Partners in 2015. Previously, Michael was a Research Manager at Catalyst Healthcare Research, a boutique market research firm in Nashville. Prior to Catalyst, he was a member of the Peabody Research Institute at Vanderbilt University.

Michael is an active member of the InSITE Fellows program, a highly competitive leadership development program that places graduate students on consulting projects with promising local startups.

Michael holds a B.S. in Psychology from Furman University and is currently pursuing his M.B.A at Georgetown University.

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Pendo Raises $11 Million in Series A Led by Battery Ventures

Company Delivers Analytics to Help Clients Understand Software Product Usage and In-Application Guidance to Increase Customer Engagement

RALEIGH, NC Oct 28, 2015 — Pendo, a data-driven platform to help companies deliver great products, today announced it has raised $11 million in Series A financing led by Battery Ventures, with participation from Salesforce Ventures and existing seed investors Contour Venture Partners, Core Capital Partners and IDEAFund Partners. As part of the financing, Battery General Partner Neeraj Agrawal will join Pendo’s board. Continue reading

Radius Networks Raises $6.5 Million in Venture Funding

Core Capital, Contour Ventures and Trilogy Partners Lead Investment in Beacon and Proximity Solution Provider Radius Networks to Accelerate Product Development and Deployment Capabilities

WASHINGTON, DC Feb. 18, 2015 — Radius Networks, Inc., the leading provider of mobile proximity beacon services, today announced the completion of a $6.5 million Series Seed C financing round. It was co-led by Core Capital Partners of Washington, DC, Contour Venture Partners of New York City, and Trilogy Partners of Bellevue, Washington.

This round, a third in a series of seed financings, brings the company’s total initial funding to $8.4 million. The round included a $4.5M conversion of debt financing for the acquisition of mobile content management company 4DK in April 2014. Tim Donahue, Former CEO of Sprint-Nextel, joined the Radius Networks Board as part of the 4DK acquisition. Continue reading

Pendo Launches the First Product Engagement Platform and Raises $1.0m Seed Round

RALEIGH, NC, November 4, 2014  — Pendo, the product engagement company, today announced the launch of its platform for product managers as well as $1.025 million of seed funding for propelling growth and customer adoption. Pendo has already secured more than 35 early customers for its product, which is designed to help software companies increase feature usage, improve usability, and reduce product churn.

Pendo, installed easily by adding a single snippet of code into any web application, is now available to the public as an open beta via its website at: www.pendo.io.

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