4 Pre-Seed Investors in MD

Sometimes you should prioritize investors in your own state before searching outside state lines. Investors like backing local talent, and your odds of securing funding are higher from local investors than they are from investors outside of your state. Here are 4 investors based in Maryland that invest at Pre-Seed.

1) Adam Phillips

  • Fund: Techstars
  • Title: Managing Director
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Clean Tech, Cybersecurity, EdTech, eSports, Logistics, Manufacturing, Enterprise, Proptech, Social Impact, Transportation

2) Gregory Hunter

  • Fund: Ignite Capital
  • Title: Funding Coordinator
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AI, Art, Fashion, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, Fintech, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Parenting, Proptech, Social Impact

3) Julius Maina

  • Fund: gener8tor
  • Title: Chief of Staff
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Stages: Pre-Seed
  • Sectors: Social Impact, Sales Tech, Food Services, Other Tech, Enterprise, Internet of Things, DEI, Food and Beverage, Fintech, Entertainment, EdTech, Electronics, E-Commerce, Digital Health and Wellness, Agriculture Tech, AI, Cosmetics, Clean Tech, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Marketing, Marketplaces

4) Rapulu Okolo

  • Fund: RareBreed Ventures
  • Title: Portfolio + Investor Operations
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: E-Commerce, Fintech, eSports

5) Sam Diener

  • Fund: Early Light Ventures
  • Title: Cofounder and Managing Partner
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Cybersecurity, DEI, Insurtech

Hopefully this list helps you find more local investors that invest in companies at your stage. If you’re looking to pitch these investors + the rest of the Confluence.VC investor network, make sure to check out Commonapp.VC