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Paladin Capital Group
Headquartered in Washington D.C., Paladin Capital Group is a premier private equity firm that provides expansion capital for growing companies. Paladin has over $800 million under management and operates three funds with over thirty portfolio companies. Paladin's Homeland Security Fund invests in enterprises whose principal business centers on products and services that address homeland security issues and needs. Importantly, the fund's leadership comprises individuals with a proven track record of financial expertise, national security experience and specialized technical competence.
The Aurora Funds is a venture capital firm that provides capital, connections and strategic guidance to entrepreneurs with early-stage health care and information technology companies. Founded in 1994, Aurora manages over $234 million in five venture funds. The firm's six investment professionals have over 100 years of combined venture capital investing and operational experience. The Aurora team has managed investments in over 60 companies, resulting in five IPOs and eight M&A transactions to date. Aurora typically is a lead investor in early-stage companies located primarily in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States.
Harbert Venture Partners
Harbert Venture Partners, LLC (HVP) provides growth capital to early stage technology and healthcare companies in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. HVP's team combines substantial investment, advisory and operating experience with capital to assist entrepreneurs in successfully executing their growth plans. HVP is an affiliate of Harbert Management Corporation, a privately owned investment management firm focusing on alternative asset classes including venture capital, private equity, independent power, mezzanine debt, domestic and European real estate and public securities.
Organized in 2001, The Trelys Funds is a venture capital investment group headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina. Trelys focuses on an underserved market of entrepreneurs and investors located primarily in South Carolina and the surrounding region. The founding investors of The Trelys Funds include BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, BB&T Corporation, Carolina First Bank, First Citizens Bank, the Clemson University Foundation, and the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation. Trelys focuses on early stage financings in a variety of industry sectors. Although most high growth opportunities will be found in biotechnologies, life sciences, information technologies and communications technologies. Trelys will consider investments in any company that meets its investment criteria.