VC  Envest Ventures

     Office Locations:

2101 Parks Avenue, Suite 401
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: 757-437-3000
Fax: 757-437-3884



  • Early



  • Financial Services
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Software & Internet



    Founded in 2000, Envest Ventures is a private equity fund located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Envest supplies early stage capital to basic industries. Envest invests in a relatively broad range of basic industries, with a focus on manufacturing, healthcare services, and franchising. The firm invests in privately-held companies throughout the East Coast, with a weighting toward Virginia-based companies. Since inception, Envest has created three limited partnership funds totaling $162 million in capital. Envest's first fund, Envest Ventures I, invested in 13 companies, and made its final investment in April 2000. In March 2004, Envest announced the closing of its second fund, Envest II, a $48.3 million fund. Envest III closed a third fund of $72.7 million in May 2008. Envest III has since made 6 portfolio investments. Envest initially invests between $2 million to $10 million in a single portfolio company. Envest invests in a relatively broad range of basic industries including healthcare, franchising, manufacturing, software, retail, business services and non-revolutionary technologies.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    David Kaufman Founding Member and Senior Managing Director
    John Garel Founding Member and Senior Managing Director
    Lisa Parks Vice President of Analysis


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Commercial Credit Group
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      Earl Industries
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      Geeks on Call
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      Home Care Delivered
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      JLS Automation
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      Liberty Tax Service
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      LivingWell Health Solutions
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      Service Center Metals
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      Specialty Coating & Laminating
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