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Valerie Gaydos

Advisor Baltimore, Maryland Area, US

President & CEO, Capital Growth, Inc..

President & CEO, Capital Growth, Inc..

8 vouches

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Angel Venture Forum - DC
Capital Growth, Inc.
Angel Venture Forum - DC
Capital Growth, Inc.


Digital DC Technology Fund


President & CEO Capital Growth, Inc.
Director, Accelerator for the Commercialization of Technology (ACT) Maryland Center for Entreprenuership May 2014 - present
Founder Investor Angel Venture Forum - DC January 2011 - present
Advisor/Board Member PEG PAC 2008 - present
President & Owner Fifty-First Associates, LLC February 2002 - present
Founder, President & CEO Capital Growth, Inc. April 1994 - present
Investment Advisory Board Member Digital DC Technology Fund June 2014 - September 2014
Director & Member Private Investors Forum (Philadelphia) September 2004 - April 2010
President Pennsylvania Angel Network (PAN) February 2004 - July 2008
Director Greater Baltimore Technology Council September 1992 - July 1995
Legislative Assistant Senate of Pennsylvania (D. Michael Fisher, Senate Majority Whip) 1989 - 1992
Staff Assistant U.S. Senator H. John Heinz III 1988 - 1989


Dickinson College Russian Language, Economics 1985 - 1989
Sewickley Academy 1974 - 1986

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Mobile
  • • Healthcare
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Medical Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Venture capital • Private equity • Due Diligence • Entrepreneurship • Startups

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Robert Robinson
Co-President, Framelight Productions and Chief Imagination Officer, Arupt, LLC.
She is smart, seasoned and knows what to look for in leaders and their teams. I fully endorse her
John Currie
Principal & Founder, ITERATE Ventures. Previously Technology Commercialization Director, Sarnoff Corporation.
Valerie has deep experience as an angle investor and advisor to early stage companies.
Stephen Auvil
We worked together  •  Sr. Vice President - Technology Transfer & Commercialization, Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO). Johns Hopkins grad.
Valerie is a driven individual with good connections that can make things happen.
Richard J. Anthony, Sr.
They're my friends  •  Founder, The Entrepreneurs Network PHL and Managing Director, The Anthony Group, Inc..
Valerie is a great entrepreneur. She is a catalyst for innovation and has built entrepreneurial ecosystems in two major markets.
Christian Bartley
We worked together  •  Advisor for Economic Diplomacy, Kingdom of Belgium and Principal, Varthema.
She has experience being an entrepreneur, investing in entrepreneurs, and advising entrepreneurs.
Jeff Cherry
We worked together  •  Founder And Executive Director, Conscious Venture Lab / Conscious Venture Fund and CEO / Managing Partner, The Porter Group, LLC.
Valerie is one of the most driven and intelligent people I know. She has a great intuition for entrepreneurial ideas and is a very organized ... executive. Traits that you don't often find in such measure in the same person.
Peter Mellen
Founder, Netcito and President, Mellen Investment Properties. Georgetown grad.
Valerie is a seriously connected and accomplished entrepreneur. She is one of those rare people who has been successful as an entrepreneur, ... investor, and connector. Definitely a go-to resource for anyone starting or building a company.
Len Harac
Member, Private Investors Forum and Leonard Harac, Ph.D, Harac Consulting. LLC.
Valerie is a great advisor because she has a wealth of experience and a host of accomplishments within the Angel world.