BrandYourself is the original online reputation management company that helps individuals control their Google results. Bringing reputation management to everyone with products ranging from DIY to a fully managed Concierge Service.


Cognito is the identity verification service for the modern business. Using Cognito’s APIs, businesses can automatically and reliably pull back rich, regulated data including name, date of birth, SSN, past addresses, and more with just a customer’s name and phone number.

Two Six Labs

Two Six Labs pushes the boundaries of the possible to protect the future. They design innovative solutions to complex challenges in cyber security, advanced analytics, and tactical mobility.


Invincea is the leader in advanced endpoint threat protection, protecting more than 25,000 customers. Combining the control of an endpoint solution with the intelligence of cloud analysis, Invincea defends against zero-day exploits, file-less malware, and more.


Lumidigm helps us quickly and conveniently prove who we are. Their novel fingerprint imager uses polarized natural light to look beneath the skin and see a clear, unblemished view of the unique personal signature that is indelibly part of every one of us. It is used in theme parks, airports and border crossings to conveniently let people go about their business without showing a credential to a person. In hospitals across the country, medical professionals are able to quickly obtain drugs from a dispensary without human oversight, and without concern for whether a password or passcard is being misused by another person. One day this convenience will be embedded in our cars and homes, making our lives both more convenient, and more secure.

Liquid Machines

Liquid Machines provides Enterprise Rights Management (ERM) solutions that prevent the misuse, modification, loss or theft of intellectual property and sensitive information. It combines centrally-defined data access and information usage policies with its patented Policy Droplet™ control interface to simultaneously promote a collaborative environment and protect sensitive information without changing the way users work. By marrying access and usage controls with the information itself, Liquid Machines provides persistent protection of data while at rest, in transit and in use—across the many components of your infrastructure including enterprise content management systems, archiving solutions, e-Discovery tools, content scanning and filtering solutions, and more. Employees are empowered by maintaining their access to native applications, file formats and features when working with protected content.

John Backus

Based in the national capital region, John is a seasoned technology investor and entrepreneur with over two decades of experience investing in and managing rapidly growing companies. Before becoming a venture capitalist, he co-founded US Order, which revolutionized online banking, went public in 1995 and was sold to Visa.

John serves on the Board of Directors for Two Six Labs, the Center for Public Policy Innovation (CPPI), the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation. He served four years on the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), is Chairman Emeritus of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Board of Directors, has served as a technology policy adviser to Virginia governors Gilmore, Warner and McDonnell and has contributed his views to The Washington Post, Fortune, VentureBeat and the Huffington Post. John began his career at Bain & Co. and Bain Capital, where he was the first management consultant to take a full time operating role in a portfolio company. John holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Thanasis Delistathis

A native Grecian, Thanasis has an innate ability to spot trends early and accurately predict how they will be adopted globally. He has invested in entrepreneurs whose technology brought text messaging mainstream in the United States, movies to the Web, radio to your phone and the ability to buy couture straight from the runway. Thanasis brings two decades of experience to his entrepreneurial teams and access to to a premier set of syndicate investors as companies quickly scale. Before he became a venture capitalist, he spent three years providing corporate restructuring and financial strategies for 20 public subsidiaries and early-stage technology opportunities that are now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific. He started his career at McKinsey & Co.

Scott Johnson

Scott is an early-stage technology venture capital investor with a specialty in online advertising, e-commerce, and enterprise software. Scott particularly likes frictionless business models, and to eliminate process inefficiency and find opportunity in automation. Prior to co-founding NAV.VC and its predecessor, DFJ New England, he oversaw the east coast investments for Cambridge Technology Capital Fund, the venture capital arm of global system integrator, Cambridge Technology Partners. In 1996 he co-founded InterSense, Inc., now part of Gentex Corporation. Scott began his career writing C code as an early employee of Cambridge Technology Partners.