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What is Stardust?

Stardust Venture Partners is an early-stage seed angel investment firm formed by Glen Hellman and Nancy Nolting. We focus on technology companies headquartered in the Washington DC Capital Region. We only:

  • invest in highly leverageable B2B technology product companies.
  • co-invest, never lead,
  • source our own deals (code for don't call us, we'll call you).

Investment Criteria

  • Exceptional Entrepreneurs

  • Great Teams

  • Disruptive Blue Ocean Products

  • ...and not the Next Anything... the only thing

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YouEye enables rapid, economical, crowd-sourced, user interface testing for software developers
Ringio provides a small business phone system with hosted PBX and CRM integration at an affordable price. Free trial for hosted PBX.
seva call logo Seva Call, develops a local search engine that connects local businesses with consumers in real-time via VoIP technology
Spinnakr allows companies to easily tailor home pages based on the audiences entry points
Spotflux provide users with a secure and private internet connection void of censors and nation-state eaves-dropping
Social Tables provides meeting planners with tools for creating more social attendee engagement.
Integral Ad Science enables online media buyers and sellers globally to assess the value of every ad opportunity across channels and screens, and make informed decisions that maximize ROI.

Prior Investments

HugeFan offered monetized experiences for fans and performers until it no longer was a thing.
Acquired by Integral Ad Science
Acquired by Irdeto for $72.5M
Acquired for undisclosed amount by CMS Communications
Acquired by 3Com for $92M
Salesoft Asset Sale to KPMG and Platinum Software
IPO symbol PRGS



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