We Are Currently Not Making
New Investments

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

Before contacting us read this:


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.
Invincea is a next-gen endpoint security software company providing threat detection, prevention, and analysis to stop advanced threats.
Ringio provides a small business phone system with hosted PBX and CRM integration at an affordable price. Free trial for hosted PBX.
talklocal 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
Social Tables provides meeting planners with tools for creating more social attendee engagement.

Prior Investments

Acquired by Invincea
Acquired by Userzoom
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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