VC Unveiled: One Defense Ventures

This VC has been around for a few years. It is based in DC. It is another spinoff, a gathering of former military veterans, and a private entity. What is interesting though though is its machine learning analysis platform for tech due diligence. The BoA is impressive though has a list of advisors across Y Combinator, 500 Startups, etc. It is interesting though that it does not have mention of National Venture Capital Association or Roger Novak of Novak Biddle, the adviser of “DeVenCI” — Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative in Bethesda, Maryland. It has been on stealth mode for a few years now. It says it capitalizes on aerospace and defense, but I think it can define its business strategy and scope a better.

*LP deck is available and can be distributed on a mail-only basis.

“One Defense was launched in response to the Technology Domain Awareness (TDA) initiative, sponsored by the Secretary of Defense to foster an expanded defense technology innovation community of practice that incorporates DOD stakeholders, traditional defense industry, the start-up and venture capital communities, and the academic research community. We have assembled a team of military, policy, and corporate leaders that understand operational requirements, the technology development process, and the business practices to meet the TDA vision.”

More here.

CURRENT EQUITY PORTFOLIO
CYBER – https://www.uniken.com/
DRONES – https://vantagerobotics.com/
EXPERT PLATFORM – https://www.ducoexperts.com/
MACHINE LEARNING – http://www.pervazive.com/
BLOCKCHAIN – https://highside.io/
GOVT SPENDING PLATFORM – https://publicspendforum.net/
MACHINE LEARNING – https://www.omelas.co/
DEFENSE MEDIA – https://warontherocks.com/
TECHNICAL INTEL SOLUTIONS – https://www.odlservices.com/
QUANTUM PROOF AI – company in stealth

ACQUIRED
PAWAA – https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/about/corporate-strategy-office/acquisitions/pawaa.html
LUA – https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181003005241/en/Life-Biosciences-Acquires-Lua-Pioneering-AI-Driven-Healthcare
VIPTELA – https://www.networkworld.com/article/3261549/lan-wan/cisco-attacks-sd-wan-with-software-from-viptela-meraki-acquisitions.html