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101 Best & Most Active North Carolina Venture Capitalists (VC)

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Venture Capitalists (VC) play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top North Carolina Venture Capitalists (VC). We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top North Carolina Venture Capitalists (VC)

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Hatteras Venture Partners

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed

Hatteras Venture Partners is a North Carolina-based venture capital firm that finances biomedical companies.


SJF Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

SJF Ventures is a venture capital partnership focusing on the resource efficiency, sustainability, and technology-enhanced services sectors.


NC IDEA

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Grant, Late Stage Venture

NC IDEA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization created to serve as a catalyst for young, high-growth, technology companies in North


IDEA Fund Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

IDEA Fund Partners is a venture capital firm focusing on technology and business model innovations.


Morgan Creek Capital Management

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Morgan Creek Capital Management is an investment adviser providing investment management services to institutions and wealthy families.


Canapi Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Canapi Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in early to growth-stage fintech companies that deploy solutions on modern platforms.


Live Oak Banking Company

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Live Oak Banking Company offers a range of loans for small businesses operating in the United States.


Modern Energy Management

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Modern Energy is an energy asset management firm that invests in businesses that bring emerging energy technologies.


Leyline Renewable Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Leyline Renewable Capital is an investor in pre-construction renewable energy projects to accelerate development and scale businesses.


Frontier Growth

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Frontier Growth is a growth equity firm focused on software and technology-enabled business services companies.


Cofounders Capital

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Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Cofounders Capital is a B2B software seed fund investing in the Southeast, with a particular focus on North Carolina


Bull City Venture Partners

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Bull City Venture Partners is a venture capital firm.


Sustainable Food Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

SFV backs globally early-stage founders building leading Future of Food companies that are: #Cell-based #Plant-based #Recombinant


Task Force X Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Task Force X Capital is venture capital firm focused on investing in early stage B2B startups founded by high-performing military leaders.


Novaquest Capital Management

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Debt

NovaQuest Capital Management provides a range of customized, structured finance investments to meet the needs of BioPhama companies.


Oval Park Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Oval Park Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in disruptive deep technology companies in undercapitalized markets.


Leeds Illuminate

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Leeds Illuminate invests in high growth companies in the higher education sector.


8 Rivers Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Private Equity, Seed

8 Rivers develops and commercializes new technologies relating to energy, wireless communications, space launch and industrial processes.


Intersouth Partners

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Debt, Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Private Equity, Seed

Intersouth Partners is one of the most active and experienced venture funds in the Southeast, having invested in more than 100 private


The Aurora Funds

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Debt, Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

The Aurora Funds is a family of venture capital funds committed to providing resources to help early stage healthcare and information


Excelerate Health Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

A seed and early-stage digital healthcare VC firm focused on healthcare software and tech-enabled healthcare services startups


Pappas Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Bridging the Early-Stage Funding Gap.


Triangle Capital Corporation

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Debt, Early Stage Venture

Triangle Capital Corporation (Public, NASDAQ:TCAP) is a US-based specialty finance company.


Capitala Group

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Capitala Group provides capital to lower and traditional middle-market companies.


NovaQuest

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

NovaQuest is a New Castle-based private equity company specializing in mid-sized biotech and pharmaceutical companies.


Piedmont Capital Partners

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Piedmont Capital Partners


One Better Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

One Better Ventures nurtures and develops consumer brands that have a positive impact on the world.


GreenHawk Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

GreenHawk Capital is a private investment firm that manages assets.


Defiance Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Defiance Ventures is a venture builder focused on B2B enterprise technology companies.


Eshelman Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Eshelman Ventures, based in New Castle, provides investment to private healthcare companies.


Mosaic Health Solutions

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Mosaic Health Solutions accelerates health innovation through strategic investments and partnerships.


Champion Hill Labs

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Champion Hill Labs invests in private technology companies


PG Impact Investments

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Venture

PG Impact Investments is a Investment Firm.


Plexus Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Plexus Capital focuses on investments and partnerships with middle market businesses that need capital for growth.


Carolina Opportunity Funds

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Carolina Opportunity Funds provide early and Seed stage financing to Qualified Opportunity Zone Businesses.


Investors Management Corp

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Investors Management Corp is a privately owned investment company.


Wakefield Group

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Wakefield Group is a VC firm that invests in Southeast of the United States.


Aurora Venture Capital Fund

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Aurora Venture Capital is an investment fund that was founded in 2010


Sterling Capital Management

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture

Sterling Capital Management is a New Castle-based company offering investment management services to high net-worth clients.


Wolfpack Investor Network

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Investor Type: Angel Group, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Wolfpack Investor Network provides an angel investing platform and co-investment fund that leverages the NC State alumni network.


Creative Co Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Creative Co Capital is a growth equity studio.


Castle Digital Partners

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Venture

Castle Digital Partners is a venture services firm that partners with management teams to invest in software that drives their businesses.


Global Capital Partners

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Global Capital Partners Inc. (GCAP) operates a highly diversified, investment banking and securities network.


Smash.vc

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Investing in Bootstrapped Small Businesses


TAGStone Capital, Inc.

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Angel Group, Family Investment Office, Private Equity Firm, Secondary Purchaser, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Investment advisory firm based in Charlotte, NC.


Southeast Interactive Technology Funds

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

SEInteractive was established in 1995 in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The Fund is a venture stage investor and focuses


SilkRoad Equity

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Debt, Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

SilkRoad Equity is a private investment firm that invests in and acquires businesses in a broad range of industries and manages them for


Tri-State Investment Group

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Tri-State Investment Group is a venture capital firm specializing in early and mid stage investments.


Kitty Hawk Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Kitty Hawk Capital has provided venture capital financing to more than 70 private companies since 1980.


BB&T

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

BB&T is a community bank that finances early and later stage venture investments.


Vision Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Debt, Early Stage Venture

Vision Ventures is a venture capital firm specialized in early stage venture and debt financing investments.


MCNC Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

MCNC Ventures is a nonprofit organization providing broadband infrastructure for North Carolina.


Madison River Ventures

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Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Madison River Ventures is a North Carolina-based investment firm that funds early stage companies.


Five Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Seed

Five Ventures is an investment company focused on early stage high-growth business.


Hinsdale

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Hinsdale is an endowment-style investment partnership that has a portfolio across asset classes, geographies, and strategies.


Jurassic Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Jurassic Capital is invest in growth-stageB2B software companies.


Acorn Innovestments

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Acorn Innovestments is a seed-stage and early-stage venture capital fund.


Corrum Capital Management

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Corrum Capital Management is an independent, employee-owned alternative investment firm.


Teall Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Teall Capital invests in innovative, high growth potential companies in the sports, entertainment, and lifestyle spaces.


Full Moon Investments

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Full Moon Investments is a private fund for medical and recreational cannabis businesses.


Agritech Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Agritech Capital is a strategy and investment firm specializing in innovation and technology in the agribusiness sector.


Carolinas Fintech Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Carolinas Fintech Ventures is a financial service provider for technology startups.


Medalist Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

It is a commercial real estate financial services company that specializes in mortgage banking, investment advisory and defeasance.


Viridian Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Viridian Capital is a venture capital fund focused primarily on investing in companies that are led, founded or co-founded by women


SharpVue Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

SharpVue Capital was built on the foundation of bringing innovative and differentiated investment solutions to our clients.


A. M. Pappas & Associates

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

AMP, a California-based start-up building audio processing technologies to empower people to hear better in their everyday lives.


The Trelys Funds

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

The Trelys Funds is a North Carolina-based venture capital firm focused on early- to mid-stage investments in a variety of industries.


Charlotte Angel Partners

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Charlotte Angel Partners is a North Carolina-based venture capital fund that assists and funds early stage companies.


Monarch Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Seed

Monarch Ventures was founded in 2010


Shah Capital Management

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture

Shah Capital Management is a company that specializes in global investment services.


Round Table Investment Management

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Round Table Investment Management primarily provides its services to pooled investment vehicles.


Stone Street Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Stone Street Partners is a company that provides private financial partnership and banking.


Character

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Character is a Venture capital invest in startups.


Catalysta Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Catalysta Ventures is a firm of program and investment managers in a variety of industries.


Startupfactory

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Startupfactory is an early stage Nordic venture capital firm.


Golden Pine Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Golden Pine’s mission is to aggressively seek out state-of-the-art technologies developed by leading researchers.


Hawk Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Hawk Ventures is a platform for anthropological research, writing and editing projects, and highly customized consulting services.


Bracken Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Bracken Capital is a principal investing, advisory, and alternative asset platform.


Red Dog Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Red Dog Ventures, LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in providing growth capital and making investments in early stage companies.


Fundamental Global

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Family Investment Office, Hedge Fund, Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Fundamental Global is an innovative alternative asset management firm.


Mimosa Investment Management

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Mimosa Investment Management operates as a wealth management firm.


Backlog Capital

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Backlog Capital was created to help fuel the growth and success of the over 25,000,000 U.S.


UNC Kenan-Flagler Private Equity Fund

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Private Equity

Kenan-Flagler Private Equity Fund is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in early and late stages, buyouts, growth


Research Triangle Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Research Triangle Ventures is a venture capital firm specialized in seed- and early-stage investments.


Julz

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Julz Co is an investment company focused on the health care industry with an emphasis on therapeutics, diagnostics and digital healthcare


Contender Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Contender Capital is a micro-venture capital firm.


The Atlantis Group

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

The Atlantis Group, LLC is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in seed, start up, early stage, and bridge financing.


Syntone Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Syntone Ventures is a venture firm and a wholly-owned U.S.-based subsidiary of Syntone Technologies Group.


Piedmont Venture Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Piedmont Venture Partners classic venture capital investors, concentrating on early stage companies.


PharmaBio Investments

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture

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SOJE Fund

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Seed

SOJE Fund is a concentrated long-biased equity fund that invests exclusively in the cannabis sector.


TruePilot

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

TruePilot is a venture capital firm that invests in high technology infrastructure companies.


Cato BioVentures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Seed

Cato BioVentures is the venture capital affiliate of Cato Research Ltd., a global contract research and development organization (CRO).


Double Time Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Debt, Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed

Investing in Clean American Energy and Sustainability


Lookout Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Lookout Capital is a private investment firm for small businesses in the North Carolina area.


Linc Partners

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Linc Partners formed with the purpose to invest in one small to medium sized company in the US or Canada.


Resilient Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Resilient dedicated to disrupting systemic economic injustice by expanding access to capital, networks, and opportunity to companies.


Charlotte Startup Funding

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Charlotte Startup Funding is a funding platform for Charlotte Startups. Everything from lifestyle businesses to high tech\high growth


Kingussie Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

We are a venture capital firm focused on early stage companies solving critical and persistent problems.


Eno River Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Eno River Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in early stages.


The North Carolina Enterprise Fund

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Venture

The North Carolina Enterprise Fund is a Raleigh-based institutional venture capital fund that invests in small, growth companies.

Written by Mark Kendall

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