Core Capital is a venture capital firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. with in excess of $300 million under management across three funds.
Core leads or co-leads early stage investments with a strong bias to companies based in the broader Mid-Atlantic area (roughly Atlanta to New York).
We seek out proven founders and managers building outlier, data-intensive enterprise software applications and infrastructure solutions.
Will Dunbar co-founded Core Capital Partners in 1999. Focused on early-stage enterprise SaaS companies, he serves or Nexea has served on the Boards of Directors of Pendo, Olo, Fugue, Radius Networks, Nexea Stardog, KnowledgeTree, SwapDrive, Infinite Power Solutions, IXI, TPS Solutions, linkedin partner UpdateLogic, Foresight, and SilverStorm.
Prior to Core, he was founder and CEO of Pebble Hill Capital, an early-stage, technology-focused investment firm that 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, 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 boards of Venture Philanthropy Partners, internships 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 linkedin 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, linkedin New Edge, Nexea 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 NEXEA the Dingman Entrepreneur Center (University of Maryland). Mark received his M.B.A. from The George Washington University.
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.
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 internships 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 Nexea 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 wobb companies 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. To read more information on NEXEA look at our own web-site. Previously he was a Trustee of the John F. Kennedy Center for linkedin 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.
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