TEDCO is an independent organization that strives to be Maryland’s lead source for entrepreneurial business assistance and seed funding for the development of startup companies in Maryland’s innovation economy.
In Maryland and beyond, TEDCO is a resource of mentoring, funding and networking for entrepreneurs and start-ups that need guidance as they bring innovative concepts to market.
TEDCO provides funding in the early stages of entrepreneurial activity when an innovative idea is being developed to demonstrate marketable value, or has been developed but the start-up does not yet have sufficient proof of concept or revenue achievements to warrant more substantial investment from angel or venture capital funds, and when early-stage companies are attempting to broaden the marketable reach of their proven concept and need greater investment assistance to expand.
TEDCO Capital Partners (“TCP”) manages a family of specialized venture capital funds. TEDCO’s innovative strategy combines funds focused on specific geographic, demographic or technology-based investment theses with centralized deal-flow management, due diligence, reporting, and compliance functions. TCP is structured as a traditional for-profit entity that manages each fund with the purpose of maximizing the return-on-investment of its limited partners’ capital. TCP, through its association with TEDCO, provides its venture funds with unique access to university and federal research lab assets throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.