VC  Meritus Ventures

     Office Locations:

P.O. Box 1738
362 Old Whitley Road
London, KY 40743-1738
Phone: 606-864-5175
Fax: 606-864-5194

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  • Expansion
  • Growth



  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Software & Internet
  • Sports & Entertainment



    Meritus Ventures, LP is a $36.4 million venture capital fund formed to make equity investments primarily in private, expansion-stage companies in predominantly rural areas in central and southern Appalachia. The Fund focuses specifically on companies in Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee, and the Appalachian counties of Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. In addition, Meritus can provide operational assistance to portfolio companies and prospective portfolio companies. Meritus Ventures is a Rural Business Investment Company (RBIC), formed in response to the creation of the Rural Business Investment Program (RBIP) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2002. The Fund will invest $250,000 to $2.5 million in each portfolio company and has a broad industry focus that includes, but is not limited to, manufacturing, technology, and software.

    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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    Brenda McDaniel CFO
    Chris Miller Associate
    Cindy Bowles Accounting and Reporting Manager
    Grady Vanderhoofven Fund Manager
    Melissa Conn Associate


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Arkansas Automatic Sprinklers
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      Photizo Group
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      Pinnacle Medical Solutions
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      SinglePipe Communications
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      Superior Fabrication
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