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about us

Empowering Diverse Entrepreneurial Success

Our fundamental mission is to discover and invest in exceptional entrepreneurs from all underrepresented backgrounds to build scalable and successful tech-enabled businesses. Most importantly, our extensive experience in supporting underrepresented entrepreneurs in reaching their highest growth potential is unparalleled in the industry. This past success stems from a battle-tested, grassroots approach that relies on three foundational pillars: 1) unbiased pattern recognition and accurate assessment of cultural nuances within various founders, 2) a comprehensive due diligence evaluation process, and 3) a carefully cultivated ecosystem of developmental guidance and co-investment partners.

Simply put, we approach our craft outside the box that enables both disserving founders and intuitive investors opportunity to create impact and untapped market returns.

Building Industry-Disrupting Solutions

We identify scalable, technology-enabled businesses that solve real problems and have the potential to revolutionize existing industry norms. From the pre-seed to pre-Series A stages of company growth, we have a focused objective to deploy capital responsibly to visionary and capable founders that demonstrate sound strategic and operational judgement. We empower companies to push the envelope by creating the next generation of disruptive tech-enabled solutions primarily spanning government, financial services, media, education, real estate services, and healthcare.

Investment Criteria

We seek to invest at the inflection point phase of early-stage businesses where our capital and guidance are the catalyst for meaningful customer and/or revenue traction. This is typically the growth capital gap between friends and family, and Series A institutional venture capital sources. We further emphasize companies addressing big problems with easily discernible solutions, and founders that have demonstrated great commitment and judgment during our due diligence review process.

Funding options include pre-seed, seed, angel, and pre-Series A round capital as a lead or influential participant in an investor syndicate with like minded high net worth individuals, family offices, and other early stage equity funds. While the DMV area and greater mid-Atlantic region is our primary deal origination focus, we are not limited in national scope and opportunity.

Deal Attributes
  • Large market sector opportunity with high growth prospects
  • Highly accomplished and/or domain experienced entrepreneur
  • Compatibility with the Marathon Principals’ strategic value and guidance
  • Capital efficient and scalable business model
  • Unique core technology
  • Clearly definable value proposition
  • Fragmented sector and competition
Investment Parameters
  • Capital commitments from $50,000 to $500,000
  • Primary investment is focused on innovative technology-enabled solutions
  • Other scalable, non-tech opportunities are also considered

Our Team

With demonstrated experience across multiple funds and investment cycles, our team provides stakeholders with a battle-tested and multi-faceted roadmap for success to capitalize on economic opportunities and create lasting returns.

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