Joe Velk

Chief Executive Officer

Joe Velk is a seasoned venture capitalist with 20 years of investment and company building experience.  From 1990 to 2003, Joe served as one of two investing partners at The North Carolina Enterprise Fund (NCEF), a $20 million evergreen venture capital fund based in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park area.  At NCEF, Joe led information technology investing and sourced, executed, and managed investments that generated substantial gains to investors.  Representative investments include:  Broadband Technologies (BBTK), Orologic (acquired by Vitesse Semiconductor for $450 million), RF Micro Devices (RFMD), and SELEE Corporation (acquired by Porvair, Plc).

Before NCEF, he was a partner at Intersouth Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park area.  Joe currently serves as a board member or an advisor to several high-technology companies positioned to become market leaders.


  • BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison

  • MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University