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April 07, 2024 | Tom Ballard

Veteran Ventures Capital relocating its headquarters to Tyson, VA

It is described as a strategic move that signifies the firm's commitment to enhancing its operational capabilities and fostering future growth.

Veteran Ventures Capital (VVC), a leading early stage investor specializing in emerging, veteran-led national security technology businesses, is relocating its corporate headquarters from Knoxville to Tysons, VA, in a strategic move that signifies VVC’s commitment to enhancing its operational capabilities and fostering future growth.

“We are excited to announce the relocation of our corporate headquarters to Tysons as it marks a significant milestone in our journey of expansion and innovation,” said Derren Burrell, VVC’s Founder and Managing Partner. “Virginia offers a vibrant ecosystem for technology and entrepreneurship, with access to top-tier veteran talent, proximity to government agencies and tech-transfer initiatives, and a dynamic business environment, which align perfectly with our vision for the future,” said Virginia-based General Partner Dr. Josh Weed.

The decision to move to the Boro Building in Tysons underscores VVC’s dedication to staying at the forefront of venture capital investment and fosters closer proximity to key strategic partners, veteran entrepreneurs, and targeted industry verticals. By relocating to this thriving economic hub, VVC aims to strengthen its position as a catalyst for veteran-led technological innovation and entrepreneurial success.

From its founding in 2019, VVC has been headquartered in Knoxville with the mission to discover and invest in the absolute best veteran-led, early stage companies developing the most-impactful national security technologies. That mission has always required a national presence and a commitment to seek out talent and critical technology wherever it resides. As a result, VVC assembled a talented team of General Partners, investors and advisers geographically dispersed across every corner of the nation.

Burrell, who is relocating to northern Virginia later this year in conjunction with the headquarters move, said, “For the past four years, Tennessee has proven to be a fantastic birthplace to our growing firm, and we will maintain strong ties within the state to include VVC General Partner Paul Woolard, who remains based in Nashville. With this new Virginia headquarters, our resolve to impact the national security mission, support veteran entrepreneurship, and build premier national security technology companies is further bolstered.”

VVC’s new headquarters in Tysons will serve as a hub for the firm’s strategic decision-making, investment analysis, and collaboration with its extensive network of portfolio companies, strategic partners, investors, and entrepreneurs. Northern Virginia is a dynamic and supportive ecosystem for national security-focused firms, providing resources, partnership opportunities, and proximity to our government customers that will strengthen the firm’s portfolio companies.  The move underscores VVC’s commitment to support groundbreaking veteran-led national security tech startups, driving innovation and technical modernization across the defense industry – all while realizing excellent financial results in the early stage investing landscape.

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