Portfolio 2024

CAV Angels portfolio companies

These companies are group deals that CAV Angels members have invested in via special purpose LLC’s formed specifically to enable said investment. In order to justify a group deal we typically require a minimum of $250k of cumulative investor interest.

Alfie is an AI-powered B2B digital health platform for obesity management specifically targeting patients with moderate to severe obesity by offering a comprehensive virtual obesity management clinic to help lose weight and maintain weight loss.

$314k Safe funded in Q4 ’23

C0-Founder Alexander Singh


Augmented reality (AR) platform that serves the unique needs of cultural institutions and the travel industry creating dynamic, immersive
experiences to their visitors
Funded successive rounds of Seed Convertible Notes in 2018-2022 $1.375MM

Founders: Greg & Marion Werkheiser


An Integrated GeoAI Ops Platform

Series A, $750K in Q3 2022

Cofounders Brendan Richardson, Simeon Fitch, and Daniel Bailey


Babylon Micro Farms – Sustainable indoor hydroponic farming system.

Invested $585k in late’20/Q1’21seed round, $275k in a pre-Series A convertible note and $250k+ in a  Series A raise in Q4 ’22 and Q4 ’23 (extension) Grand Total invested $1.1 MM.

Founders: Alexander Olesen and Graham Smith


Woman-founded app to help find cheaper alternatives to beauty/skincare products (“dupes”), launching their own line of skincare products

Series Seed, Funded $600k+ Q2 2021 and $92K in Q3 2022

Founder: Meg Pryde


Microplate reader, a fraction of the price and size of competitors, that helps scientists perform lab experiments.

Series Seed, $500k in Q2 2021 Series Seed 2 equity raise $975k in Q3 ’22 and $152K in follow on in Q4 ’23. Total invested $1.627 MM

Founders: Erik Hewlett, Jason Papuan and Kevin Seitte



AI solution for remote detection of failures in home systems

Series Seed , Funded $400k in 2021/22

Founders: Dan Simpkins, Chuck Gritton

Sprayable hydrogel for cardiac adhesion prevention, a complication that arises during cardiac surgery.

Series Seed, closed in Q1 ‘2022. $584k and $190k in Q1,’23. Grand total $774K.

Rethinking and modernizing the world of enteral feeding.

$518k Series A stock raise Q2 ’23

Founder Neal Piper


Patented Tornadic One-Pass technology removes contaminants from industrial wastewater.

Funded $300k in Q4 ’20 Seed round, $300k+ in Seed 2 Convertible note in H2 ’21 and $155k in ’23 convertible note offerings. Total invested $755k.

Founders Karen Sorber & Kelly Rock


Developing a new technology, both hardware and software to collect biometric information on domestic (dogs & cats) and production (cattle and chicken) animals for supplying animal health care

$500k Q4 ’23 Convertible Note Round.

Founder Al DiRienzo



SaaS recruiting platform for students and recruiters seeking top talent with advanced degrees

Funded 2017 and 2019. Approximately $200k over multiple rounds

Company shut down and investment liquidated in 12/23


Springbok Analytics – AI-powered solutions to provide accurate, rapid and comprehensive insight and analysis of the human musculoskeletal system.

Invested $465k in December 2020 seed round and $108k in a pro-rata in Q1’23 in a Series Seed 1 raise that converted all prior notes into stock.

Founders: Drs Silvia Blemkuhl, Joe Hart & Craig Meyer


The Ross brothers deliver locally grown, fresh picked pesticide-free salads to the DC Metro/NoVa area.

$218k convertible note investment into this Y-Combinator/Khosla Ventures portfolio company that came our of Uva’s iLAB.  CAV’s 2nd investment in a vertical farming company.

Co-Founders Michael & Jack Ross 


Brings Molecular Rotational Resonance spectroscopy to commercial applications.

Funded $285k in rounds from Q3 ’20 and Q4 ’21” and $320K in Q3 ’22

Dave McDaniel & Justin Neil

CEO: Walter Colsman


Clockwork is an investment technology company building a proprietary platform for private investors including family offices, individual investors, networks, funds and other institutions and intermediaries.

Q4 ’23 $250k funded in 1st close of SAFE convertible note.

Co-Founder Alex Goodman


Flaire: Social Media platform that enables informed decisions from a network of trusted sources

Q4 ’20 Seed Round $65k, Q4 ’22 $260k and $230k Q4 ’23
Seed 2 Grand total funded $555k

Founder: Julia Carter


Novel medical device to help patients suffering from pulmonary emboli.

Series seed convertible note $325k raise closed in Q2’22. Follow-on raise of $75k in Q4 ’23.

Co-Founders: John Schindler & Derek Hall


Organic bio- pesticide to treat high value crops and control mold

Pre-seed investment in 2019. Seed round in Q4 ’21 and Q4 ’22 of $275k. Total funding $375k+.

Founders: Bryan Berger, Evan Eckersley



Specialty materials – additive that strengthens polymers and composites enabling light-weighting

Funded Series Seed Q3 2020 $250k and $1M Series Seed 2 raise in Q1’22

Founders: Haley & Kevin Keith


SaaS mentoring /Mentor management platform

Funded Q2 2020 and Q2 2021 Seed Rounds $315k+and $84k via convertible note in Q1’23. Total invested $400k+.

Founder: John Failla

RTM VitalSigns: Medical devices which enable remote real-time sensing, monitoring and analyzing critical patient health data.

Funded $280k Seed Round November 2020

Founders Nance Dicciani, Denise Devine & Dr. Jeff Joseph


Drug discovery – Natural Therapy for Dry Eye

Total funded $1.4M over multiple rounds beginning in 2017 including $700k in 2021 bridge note

Founders: Mark Logan, Gordon Laurie PhD, CEO Anil Asrani

Medical device company addressing rapid diagnosis MTBI.

Funded $586 Q3 ’23 bridge round to series B convertible note offering.

Founder Donna Edmonds



Israeli-based spinal surgery device company pivoting to robotic surgery opportunity.

Series A, $600K in December 2021

Liquidated 12/23



Autonomous underwater vehicle (UAV) not requiring a support vessel

Funded Series Seed Rounds in Q1 and Q4 2020 approx $400k


Sold to Anduril Industries

Founders Jerry Sgobbo, Bill Lebo


B2B FamTech platform enabling work/life balancing family activities.

$250k equity raise Q2 ’22 and $30k follow-on in Q3 ’23

 Founder : Caitlin Iseler


AC direct LED lighting solution

Funded 2017 Series Seed $250k

Founder: Roger Whyte

Drug discovery – developing a novel microRNA therapy to treat patients
with peripheral artery disease (PAD)

Funded Series Seed in Q3 2019 $300k and $200k Series Seed 2 in Q1’21

Founder: Dr. Brian Annex

Orthopedic implant for joints that encourages the growth of new cartilage, specially designed for younger patients who want to avoid surgeries like total knee replacement.

$580K in Q3 ’21 and Q3 ’22 and $329k in Q3 ’23 bridge raise. Total invested $909k

Founder: Ben Holmes


Mobile and web platform designed to bring friends together offline.

Series Seed, $1.2M in Q1 2021

Founders: Sean Conrad and Jesse Berns

Executive Chairman – Mike Stadnisky


Therapeutic drug development company targeting autoimmune diseases.

$727k Series Seed raise in Q2’23

Founder Andy Krouse


Specialty pharma company developing novel oral drug delivery platform.

Seed Round Investment, $212K in Q3 ‘22


CAV Angels Investments

These companies are deals that CAV Angels have facilitated by enabling CAV Angels members to invest directly in the respective companies.

ESG marketplace connecting small businesses and consumers shopping with social impact values in mind.

Funded $70k in Q4’22

Co-Founders: Bri Hart and Ben Artuso


MedTech – developing Adam, a long-lasting, reversible male contraceptive using hydrogel technology

Funded $50k+ pre-Series A bridge

Founder: Kevin Eisenfrats


Knit, f/k/a Purpics, AdTech – Helping brands engage GenZ consumers 10x more effectively

Series Pre-Seed and Seed  Approximately $100k 2018/19 and $30k in Q1’23 Seed Extension Round

Founders: Victor Layne, Aneesh Dhawan

O’MY Foods –  Delicious dairy free gelato.

Invested $180k in Dec ’20/Jan ’21 seed round for this RVA-based woman owned business

Liquidated Q3 ’23

Sunny Day Fun: Employer-rewarded emergency savings program aiming to help stabilize workers’ finances and increase financial freedom.

Seed round, $125k in August 2021

Founder: Sid Pailla


Warehowz is an innovative on-demand warehousing solution that is revolutionizing the way businesses identify warehousing solutions.

Funded $100k Q3 ’23

Founder: Darrell Jervey


Focusing on AI augmentation targeting customer service conversations, with deployment initially in the pharma and financial institution sectors. The CAJU platform helps monitor, curate, harness, and react to social media and internal messaging communication to the benefit of regulatory compliance, and other high-profile issues like sales force performance.
Funded $80k Q4 ’23
Founder: Otavio Freire

DataClassroom – STEM app graphing tool to enable key learning for middle/high school students globally.

Invested $60k in a pre-seed round Q1’21

Co-founders Aaron Reedy – C’ville, VA & Dan Temple – Copenhagen, Denmark


Navy Hill: Premium better-for -you line of cocktail mixers. Launching premium line of Ready-to-Drink tequila sodas.

$200k equity investment in Q2 ’22

Cofounders Jenny Lucas and Katie Williams


Building unique fluorescent labels to enable high resolution biology at the single cell level

Funded Series Seed in 2019 approximately $200k

Monetized 12/20

Duke spin-out with UVA PhD CEO Mike Stadnisky

Fin/InsurTech – Saas-based insurance underwriting  platform leveraging data science, AI and machine learning

Funded 2018 Series Seed approximately $100k

Founders: Paul Ford,
Glen Hibler & Bryan Simms

Empowering innovation with quality location data

Acquired by Digital Envoy – rebranded to Outlogic

Funded H1 2020 Approximately $800k of Bridge round to Series B

Founder: Josh Anton



CarpeDM: Members-only dating community and matchmaking service dedicated to finding professional Black women meaningful relationships.

Pre-seed round, $60K in September 2021

Founders: Naza Shelley and Sali Hama


Growing the circular economy by enabling peer to peer returns in both the fashion and furniture industry.

Funded $70k in Q3 ’22

Closed/Liquidated Q4 ’23

Pre-owned bookstore offering individual titles, books by the pound, or book bundles.

Pre-seed Equity Round, $105K

Founder: Devan Coombes


SaaS security platform that secures digital assets and reduces digital risk

Funded in H1 2016.
Approximately $50K

Founders: Jim Zuffoletti, Otavio Freire


Brave Virtual Worlds: Wearable motion capture technology to help coaches and athletes evaluate performance.

Pre-seed investment $130k cumulative investment in Q2′ and Q4’22 and Q1’23

Co-founders: William Kodama, Evan Magnusson and Dheyey Parikh