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Carpe Lotion (venture)

Sector: Consumer Products
Headquarters: Durham, NC

Carpe manufactures an antiperspirant hadn’t and foot lotion that is dermatologist-recommended, 100% non-irritating, and clinically proven to help reduce sweat.  It is the leading over-the-counter (OTC) solution for sweaty hands and feet, which are symptoms of a medical condition called hyperhidrosis.

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Classic Brands

Sector: Manufacturing
Headquarters: Denver, CO

Classic Brands is the leading designer, sales and manufacturer of bird feeders and related birding products.  The Company sells its products in the lawn and garden departments of major retailers, through distribution to niche stores and online. The Company markets four brands including More Birds, Stokes Select, Squirrel-X and Droll Yankees.



Nester Hosiery

Sector: Manufacturing
Headquarters: Mount Airy, NC

Founded in 1993 and based in Mt. Airy, NC, Nester Hosiery is a leading domestic manufacturer of premium performance outdoor wool socks driven by technology and sustainability.  The company produces private label, licensed, and branded socks under its Ballston Spa and Farm to Feet brands.  Farm to Feet ( is an ultra-premium merino wool outdoor sock that uses an all-American recipe: US materials, US manufacturing, and US workers.



US Medical Innovations

Sector: Healthcare
Headquarters: Takoma Park, MD

US Medical Innovations, LLC (USMI) is a private FDA registered US biomedical device specification manufacturing company.  USMI focuses on developing advanced, innovative and affordable plasma electrosurgical devices.  USMI products are designed for ambulatory and inpatient endoscopy centers as well as for complex surgical operations.



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