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A.G.W. Biddle, III

A.G.W. Biddle, III
Novak Biddle Venture Partners

A.G.W. Biddle, III, prior to co-founding NBVP, was CEO of Annapolis-based InterCAP Graphics Systems, a venture capital backed computer software company, from 1990 to 1995 when IGS was successfully acquired. InterCAP was number 18 on the "Fast 50" list of the region's fastest growing companies. Prior to that, he was a principal at the software-focused merchant bank Vanguard Atlantic, Ltd., where he put together numerous venture deals. He also served as CEO or COO of several Vanguard portfolio companies. Earlier in his career he was an IT industry analyst and Executive Assistant to the CEO at the Gartner Group and was an Associate at Business Development Partners, an early stage venture capital partnership.

Jack currently serves on the boards of Object Video, Giga Information Group, Paratek Inc. and Matrics, as well as that of the Computer & Communications Industry Association, and the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association. He is also in his third year as co-chair of MAVA's Capital Connection Selection Committee. Jack is an alumnus of the University of Virginia.


John Burke

John Burke
ABS Ventures

John Burke joined ABS Ventures in 1999. Previously he was founder, chairman and CEO of BMI Software, a privately held software company specializing in international shipping logistics and marketing systems that he sold in 1997. John invests in business to business e-commerce, Internet enabling infrastructure, Internet security and telecommunications companies, especially in the area of wireless and telecom software and services. His recent ABS investments include Foveon, Certia (formerly NetEx), iLumin,, DiamondBack Vision Systems, ScienceCommunications, WarRoom Research and Zilliant. John has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley, a B.A. in Economics from U.C. Santa Cruz and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


 George Wilcox

George Wilcox

Managing Director

Bessemer Trust


George Wilcox is the Managing Director in Bessemer's Washington, D.C. office where he is responsible for oversight of more than $1.2 billion in client investments. 


Mr. Wilcox joined Bessemer in 1997, and took a brief sabbatical to co-found and serve as Chairman and CEO of US Venture Exchange, Inc., a leading mergers and acquisitions exchange. Earlier in his career, he was a member of the capital markets group at Legg Mason in Baltimore. Prior to that, he practiced corporate law with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart in Boston and with Jones Day Reavis & Pogue in Atlanta . 


Mr. Wilcox holds a Bachelors degree in economics from Boston University, where he was a scholar-athlete. He holds a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from New England School of Law, where he was Managing Editor of the New England Law Review.  


Mr. Wilcox is a member of the Board of Directors of US Venture Exchange, Inc., as well as a member of the Massachusetts and Georgia Bar Associations, the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association's Private Investor's Network, and the Baltimore-Washington Venture Group.


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