SWaN & Legend Venture Partners Named Financier of the Year By the Northern Virginia Technology Council

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Northern Virginia-based SWaN & Legend Venture Partners receives award at NVTC's 19th Annual Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards

We strive to invest in transformative organizations that are making a difference in their industries and communities, here in the D.C. area and across the country.

SWaN & Legend Venture Partners LLC, a multi-stage venture capital firm based in the D.C. area, recently received the Financier of the Year award from the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) at its 19th Annual Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards. The CFO Awards recognize local CFOs and financiers for outstanding achievement and excellence in promoting the area's technology community.

“We are highly honored to be recognized by NVTC with the 2015 Financier of the Year award,” said SWaN & Legend Co-Founder and Managing Director Fredrick D. Schaufeld. “We strive to invest in transformative organizations that are making a difference in their industries and communities, here in the D.C. area and across the country. We have found that those with the greatest passion for what they do offer the greatest returns, for their customers, their communities and their investors.”

Schaufeld, along with Managing Directors Anthony Nader, David Bosserman, Todd Klein and the firm’s newest Managing Director David Strasser, provide hands-on support and guidance, as well as access to a network of friends, colleagues and business professionals who can provide business know-how and mentorship, to the companies in which they invest. Their Limited Partners are primarily current and former growth C-level executives investing their own money and talents in SWaN & Legend ventures. The firm will continue to invest in companies in the DC area and across the country that offer engaging brands that inspire loyalty in consumers.

“We are always looking for innovative technology companies that have great ideas, great passion and a desire to use technology to improve a process, launch a product, serve a community or create a greater efficiency,” Schaufeld continued. “We are pleased to be recognized as a member of the tech community by NVTC and look forward to continuing to work with in this arena going forward.”

About SWaN & Legend Venture Partners
Founded in 2012, SWaN & Legend Venture Partners invests in companies that are building engaging brands worthy of consumers’ passions in the fields of retail products and services; technology-enabled commerce and education; food and hospitality; and sports and entertainment. Managing Directors Fredrick D. Schaufeld, Anthony Nader, David Bosserman, Todd Klein and David Strasser work closely with staff and Limited Partners to invest in innovative early and growth-stage organizations headed by top-flight teams. They seek to be active and influential in the companies in which they invest, providing guidance, support, resources and confidence to the teams. The partners actively offer their experience, energy and deep network of friends and partners to help portfolio companies continue to build high-growth businesses. Collectively, the partners have raised more than $5 billion of institutional financing and participated in more than 150 private investments.

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