UpSurge’s 2024 Baltimore Tech Ecosystem Report would not be possible without a strong and connected community of supporters, advisors, and partners, including local investors and entrepreneur support organizations. We are grateful to all those who joined us in gathering and disseminating this data – and to all those who will use it to advance our ecosystem.

Thank you to our supporters and advisory board, who power UpSurge’s work and impact Baltimore through their gift of time, talent, and treasure.

UpSurge supporters

Data Contributors
Baltimore Region Investors
  • ABS Capital
  • Brown Advisory
  • Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund
  • CoFactor Ventures
  • Conscious Venture Partners
  • DataTribe
  • Early Light Ventures
  • Healthworx
  • Inner Loop Capital
  • JMI Equity
  • PTX Capital
  • Riptide Ventures
  • Savano Capital
  • StepStone Group
  • TCP Venture Capital
  • The Abell Foundation
  • W Ventures
  • Wexford Science & Technology
Report Advisors
General Methodology
  • Tom Chapman, Principal, Chapman and Company
  • Will Richardson, Manager, Growth & Strategy, August Health
  • Christy Wyskiel, Senior Advisor to the President, Johns Hopkins University
  • Isaac Kinde, VP Technology Assessment, Exact Sciences 
  • Elise Liberto, Managing Director of Private Investments, Brown Advisory
  • Troy Stovall, CEO, TEDCO
  • Angel St. Jean, CEO, The Equity Brain Trust
  • Rajan Patel, Founder, Dent Education
Capital Section Methodology
  • Nick Culbertson, CEO, Protenus
  • Deric Emry, Senior Managing Director, Private Equity, Stepstone Group (also advised on the general methodology of the report)
  • Justin Label, Managing Director, Inner Loop Capital
Workforce Section Methodology
  • Chris Frew, CEO, BioBuzz, Workforce Genetics
  • Cristina Lopez, Chief of Strategy & Operations, Last Mile Education Fund