Washington Business Journal Names Jack Biddle to List of D.C. Region's Most Influential Leaders

November 4, 2013The Washington Business Journal has listed Novak Biddle Venture Partners (NBVP) Co-Founder and General Partner, Jack Biddle, to its annual Power 100 list of 2013. The Power 100 identifies the Washington D.C. region’s most influential business leaders. In its second year, the list focuses only on the local business community and omits government and elected officials.

Washington Business Journal editor-in-chief Doug Fruehling says: “Power is actually a very subjective characteristic. For us it means things like being well respected, being able to get things done, being able to get your phone calls returned. These people can pick up the phone and call anyone in this city and someone will answer. They really are the engineers of everything that goes on in Washington business.”

A veteran venture capital investor with deep experience in the IT sector, Jack has played an instrumental role in solidifying the firm’s preeminence in education technology. NBVP’s investment in the sector dates back to 1997 when the firm invested in then startup Blackboard Inc., a leading education software developer. Since then, NBVP has become one of the leading and most active investors in education technology with investments in 2U, Inc., Capital Education Group, Inc., Intelliworks (acquired by Hobsons, Inc.), and Parchment.

“For years my partners and I have seen the potentially far-reaching impact of education technology so it is encouraging to see the sector mature and make positive contributions to the U.S. education system. I appreciate the Washington Business Journal’s recognition of NBVP’s early and continued commitment to ed tech and I am honored to be named to their list of D.C. influencers,” said Jack Biddle, Co-Founder and General Partner of Novak Biddle Partners.

About Novak Biddle Venture Partners
Novak Biddle Venture Partners is a leading early stage venture capital firm focused on unique, cutting-edge technology investments in the Eastern United States, as well as targeted opportunities nationwide. With $580 million under management, Novak Biddle operates five venture funds that currently provide equity financing and management assistance to 42 portfolio companies. Novak Biddle continues to seek business situations where the combination of ideas, dollars, experience, and relationships can create long term, sustainable value. A sampling of companies funded by Novak Biddle include: RFID first-mover Matrics, voice over IP trailblazer Telogy, education technology leader Blackboard Inc. and intelligent video surveillance pioneer ObjectVideo. For more information, visit www.novakbiddle.com.

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