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Derick Maggard
Venture Partner

Entrepreneur. Humanitarian. Adventurer. Family man. Love to travel and find adventure in reading. Passionate about meeting new people, solving problems, and contributing to the growth of businesses. Lover of all things sports.

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More About Derick Maggard

Derick is a Venture Partner at Transform Capital and brings operational experience in Sports, healthcare, and SaaS technologies.

At Transform Capital, Derick works closely with portfolio companies, founders, investors, while building a pipeline of new investment opportunities. Derick is passionate about entrepreneurship and sees it as a skill and attribute key to the next generation’s future. This passion has led him to serve as the Founding Executive Director of the Apex Center for Entrepreneurs at Virginia Tech. The center supports entrepreneurship and innovation programs across the university that support new entrepreneurial ventures.


Before joining Virginia Tech, Derick established an impressive background in business development, operations, marketing, and new venture management. Derick is a habitual entrepreneur, having founded and then exited several successful businesses including Legacy Home Healthcare and Prescott Indoor Soccer. Following a stint at Utah’s vSpring Capital, he joined start-up Mangia Technologies as Director of Business Development, where he created and managed technology partnerships with NBA, NHL, MLS, NFL, and NCAA sports franchises across the United States.


Derick was born and raised in Prescott, a small town in northern Arizona. Derick earned his bachelor’s degree, studying political science and business management. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. He lives in Virginia with his beautiful wife and four fun and active kids.

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Area of Interest for Investing

SportsTech, FinTech, Enterprise software, Healthcare platforms 

My favorite quote from Phil Knight (Nike founder, Shoe Dog author),

"Do not settle for a job or a profession or even a career. Seek a calling. Even if you don’t know what that means, seek it. If you’re following your calling, the fatigue will be easier to bear, the disappointments will be fuel, the highs will be like nothing you’ve ever felt."

Derick Maggard, Venture Partner, Transform Capital