Accelerating Companies That Impact National Security

We partner with entrepreneurs and innovators solving the next set of mission-critical challenges facing our nation.


Riphean Investments is a sector-focused private equity firm based in the VA-DC corridor. We provide growth capital through early and late-stage investments to companies supporting the National Security community.

Guided by founders and operators, our approach uses a venture studio model to provide a combination of capital and shared services across our portfolio to handle financial, business administration, and go-to-market strategies.

We align the interests of founders, investors and partners to operate as a force multiplier for growth –¬†driving mission success and maximizing value.

Unparalleled Industry Expertise

Our team has over 50 years of experience supporting industries that impact National Security.

As former operators, we possess strong networks of industry and government leaders, technical acumen, and an intimate understanding of the market and its ever-changing needs. As entrepreneurs who have achieved successful exits, we go beyond mere capital investment to become true partners.

We leverage our collective experiences to offer partners and investors exponential growth leading to exit.

Industry Focus

  • Cybersecurity
  • Information Technology
  • Intelligence Operations
  • Homeland Security
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Defense
Years in National Security
Years in Government Contracting
Years in Cyber Technologies
Years in Private Industry Consulting

Our Companies

  • Animate

    Next-Generation Traffic Generator and Digital Workforce

  • Catapult Consultants

    Cyber Threat and Data Analytics

  • CodeLock

    The Key to Software Security

  • RapidAscent

    Gamified Cyber Training

Our Community Impact

We believe workforce development is the key to bridging the skills gap and enabling individuals to meet the evolving demands of critical sectors. We actively collaborate with local organizations, educational institutions, and industry leaders who share our commitment to supporting initiatives in this area.

Together, we strive to cultivate a resilient and diverse workforce that plays a pivotal role in contributing to our nation’s security.

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