Dingman Center Angels

The Dingman Center Angels (“DCA”) is a Maryland based angel investment group that provides funding to early-stage companies primarily located in the Mid-Atlantic region. Our members are entrepreneurs, CXO's, venture capitalists and business leaders who have founded, funded and built world-class companies. Our investors come from a variety of industries, have diverse investment experience and expertise; and, in association with the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, help foster a vibrant local early-stage venture investment community.

Generally, we are looking for innovative startup companies that have developed a product or service that addresses a significant market opportunity or need and demonstrated some early evidence of traction. We also look for companies where our investment and expertise can help accelerate growth. Although DCA is sector agnostic, most companies that receive investment capital have developed some degree of technology-enabled differentiation and/or competitive advantage. We introduce prospective entrepreneurs to DCA investors at monthly investment meetings held from September to June.

Typically, DCA invests between $100,000 and $250,000 in growth seed/early stage companies and will often participate in syndicates with other local angel groups and VC’s for capital raises up to $2 million. The Dingman Center Angels is not a fund and does not invest as a group. Our often members collaborate on due diligence but make individual investment decisions.

Since 2010, DCA has completed over 100 transactions representing ~ $16 million in capital invested.

Please review our process and investment criteria to see if your company would be a good fit for our group.

Meeting Date

Application Deadline

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Friday, May 1, 2020


The Dingman Center Angels is the region’s leading angel network. To certify as an accredited investor, one must be an individual investor as defined in rule 501(a) of Regulation D or an institutional investor. It is also recommended that you live and/or frequently visit the Mid-Atlantic region. Member benefits include:

  1. Investor presentations by the region’s most promising early stage companies
  2. Monthly networking with a diverse group of quality investors and advisors
  3. Unique access to a pipeline of proprietary technologies developed at the University of Maryland
  4. Mentoring opportunities with Dingman Center’s student entrepreneurship initiatives
  5. Inclusion in the Dingman Center’s Inner Circle and VIP Events

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