Past Investments


American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEI) is a leading provider of online post-secondary education focused primarily on serving the military and public service communities. American Public University System (APUS), wholly owned by APEI, comprises two universities – American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU). APUS is regionally accredited and serves over 33,000 part-time students who live and work in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. APUS offers 73 degree programs and 48 certificate programs in fields ranging from homeland security, military studies, intelligence, and criminal justice to technology, business administration, public health, and liberal arts.

American Public completed its IPO in November 2007.


The engineers and operations team at Broadcast Sports International (BSI) are at the leading edge of turnkey custom broadcast solutions, from the largest sporting match-ups to history-making live events. In business for more than 35 years, BSI works with its partners to produce compelling content through cutting-edge camera, wireless transmission and microphone technology.


CoastTec (formerly known as Coastal Business Machines), founded in 1988 and based in Randallstown, MD, is the world’s largest reconditioning and repair center for uninterruptible power supplies. CoastTec is the only company in the United States to be factory-trained by APC for component level repair, and the company is also North America’s largest after-warranty battery replacement and repair center.


DoublePositive, Inc., based in Baltimore, MD, is a performance-based online marketing company serving lead buyers, lead sellers, and direct response advertisers. DoublePositive pioneered award winning LIVE Hot Transfers and offers Mobile Pay-Per-Call and search and display services on both the web and mobile web.


Founded in 2000, eCoast is a comprehensive demand generation channel sales development and marketing company focused on executing highly customized programs that result in increased revenue and outreach for their clients.


First Equity Card Corporation, based in Blue Bell, PA, was formed in June 2001 to pursue the highly profitable and rapidly growing small business credit card market.


Let’s Dish! mid-Atlantic is a meal assembly retailer in Maryland and northern Virginia. Let’s Dish! provides healthy, affordable, portion-controlled, convenient and delicious meals for busy people. Meals are available by in-store preparation (“self-serve”), pickup and home delivery.


Questar Assessment, Inc. (OTC BB: QUSA) headquartered in Brewster, N.Y., offers a comprehensive suite of educational assessment solutions to states, schools, school districts and to third parties. As one of the nation’s leading providers, Questar Assessment provides products and services that range from test design, development, calibration, and psychometric services through print production, distribution, scanning, scoring, reporting, and data analysis services, as well as readability analysis of written materials. To meet the requirements in electronic assessment, Questar offers on-line testing services to schools and educational entities in the K-12 market as well as customized assessment engines for curriculum providers.


Social Solutions, based in Baltimore, MD, enables non-profit and government organizations to improve performance and accountability through its patent pending Efforts-to-Outcomes (ETO) Software. Social Solutions’ clients improve services delivery and more clearly demonstrate results; as a direct result they are able to win increased grant funding while reducing costs.