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101 Best North Carolina Angel Investors

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Angel Investors play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top North Carolina Angel Investors. 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 Angel Investors

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Tim Griffin

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

I’m a founder and angel investor, backing early stage fintech and marketplace startups. I founded Cloosiv (YC S19), where I led our growth f…


Bob Young

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Bob Young is the founder and CEO of Lulu.com, a premiere international marketplace for new digital content on the Internet, with more than 3…


Ric Elias

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Ric attended Boston College and Harvard Business School before beginning his career as part of GE’s Financial Management program. Ric co-fou…


Tyler Scott Ward

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Tyler Scott Ward is a Co-Founder at BarnBridge.


Todd Collins

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

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

Todd Collins is founder and CEO of Red Hill Ventures, a leading investment firm with extensive experience in commercial property acquisition…


Dan Roselli

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Convertible Note, Crowdfunding, Early Stage Venture, Seed

Dan Roselli is a Co-Founder of Packard Place.


Scot Wingo

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Scot Wingo is the CEO of Spiffy.


Greg Clark

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Greg Clark is a Managing Partner at Crosspoint Capital Partners.


William Starling

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

William N. Starling is General Partner of Synergy Life Science Partners, LP (www.synergylsp.com) and Chief Executive Officer of Synecor, LLC…


Chip Mahan

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

James (Chip) Mahan III co-founded nCino to meet a need in the banking industry for greater levels of efficiency, regulatory compliance, cust…


John Isner

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

John Robert Isner is an American professional tennis player.


Kenneth Goulet

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Kenneth R. Goulet, also known as Ken, served as Executive Vice President of Anthem, Inc. Kenneth Goulet also served as Chief Executive Offic…


Jed Simmons

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jed Simmons is Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Next New Networks, overseeing day to day operations, administration and business de…


Gart Davis

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Gart Davis is the co-founder of [Spoonflower](http://www.spoonflower.com), a web site that allows crafters to print custom fabric and sell t…


Tammy Moskites

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Tammy is the CEO and Founder of CyAlliance. She is a strategic advisor and “Alliance” builder for companies, vendors and startups by leading…


Michael Olander

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Michael Olander – CEO @ O2 Fitness


Bruce Boehm

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Bruce Boehm is an independent venture capitalist and advisor to several specialty venture capital funds. Mr. Boehm has over 25 years of vent…


Tyler Shields

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed, Venture

Security, infrastructure, development focused startup executive and investor. Previous companies include Signal Sciences, CA Technologies, S…


David Werry

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

David Werry Co-founder, President & COO at Well


Tom Darden

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Tom Darden is the Chief Executive Officer of Cherokee Investment Partners, a private equity fund that invests in large-scale real estate pro…


James Whitehurst

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

James Whitehurst is President and Chief Executive Officer at Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source enterprise IT products and…


Jeffrey Shealy

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Jeffrey Shealy


David Gardner

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

David Gardner is a serial entrepreneur, writer, adviser and very early stage investor with nearly thirty years of experience in creating and…


James Avery

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Founder and CEO of Adzerk. Started Kevel in 2010 to productize the ad server built while running Zerk Media and The Lounge and Ruby Row ad n…


Alston Gardner

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Alston Gardner is a founder and partner in Fulcrum Equity Partners. Mr. Gardner teaches at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the Universi…


Brian Marks

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Founder & CTO at Trinket


Brian Handly

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Brian is currently the CEO of StepLeader Digital. He was previously a GM of Microsoft’s Online Services division and possesses more than 20 …


David Gitman

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

David Gitman


Brian Phillips

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Executive technologist specializing in cloud enabling surgical devices to deliver smarter, more advanced data driven outcomes. Operative dat…


Cornel Amarie

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Cornel Amarie


Carl Ryden

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Carl Ryden, Chief Executive Officer of PrecisionLender, has deployed pricing management solutions in hundreds of financial institutions rang…


Satyen Patel

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Patel brings a wide range of business experience to Prescient. He is Managing Partner at Kanusul Capital Pte. Ltd and Kanusul Investments Pt…


Stephen Fraser

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Stephen Fraser is co-founder of [Spoonflower](http://www.spoonflower.com), a web site that allows people to create their own fabric, wallpap…


Jan Davis

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jan Davis


Aaron Houghton

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Aaron Houghton


Glen Raiger

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Glen Raiger – President & CEO @ Sovren Group


Robbie Allen

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Robbie Allen


Charlie Stiefel

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Prior to joining Brickell, Charles was chairman and CEO of Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. Founded in 1847, Stiefel Laboratories was a family-own…


John Andrews

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Media Disruptor. Levering 20+ years of experience in consumer packaged goods marketing coupled with 8 years of ground up social media kno…


Daniel Pomp

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Daniel Pomp


Jed Carlson

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jed is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on technology and marketing. He is the CEO of Adwerx, a company committed to providing digital mar…


Mark Giambrone

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Mark Giambrone – Managing Director and Porfolio Manager @ Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss


Christy Shaffer

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Christy Shaffer – Board Chair @ KinoDyn


Robert McKenzie

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Robert McKenzie is the co-founder of Rankin McKenzie LLC, North Carolina’s largest and most trusted financial management firm. As an accompl…


Roger Jeffs

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Dr. Jeffs currently serves on the Boards of two public biopharma companies: Axsome Therapeutics (AXSM) and Albireo Pharma (ALBO) and is the …


P. Jeffrey Leck

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

P. Jeffrey Leck


Douglas Lebda

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

After experiencing the frustrations and complexities of getting his first mortgage, Doug Lebda envisioned a way to empower consumers in the …


Kevin Donlon

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Kevin Donlon Real Estate and Growth Company Investor


Sanyin Siang

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Sanyin Siang – Advisor @ GV


Abdul Hye

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Abdul Hye


John Brock

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

John Brock – Board Member @ Envy Gaming


I. Wistar Morris III

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Mr. Morris is Senior Investment Consultant to Pennsylvania Trust. In April 2011 he retired from Boenning & Scattergood, an Investment Securi…


Zac Penix

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Zac Penix – Venture Adviser & Company Builder @ Digital Strategies


Caleb Lamb

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

CEO & Co-Founder of kites.io.Agua Partners engages with founders to help build, validate, improve and scale their companies by leveraging ou…


Jeff Brokaw

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jeff Brokaw is a venture capitalist who has over 20 years of experience in digital marketing, web design, and entrepreneurship. He founded h…


Travis Jamison

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Travis Jamison – Founding Partner @ Smash.vc


Mike Capps

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Michael Capps is the CEO of Diveplane Corporation.


Matt Schembari

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Matt Schembari


Morgan Darwin

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Sr. Advisor, Lead Investor, CEO-founder of a global healthcare company and a service and technology company, decorated 22-year service-disab…


Hunt Norment

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Hunt Norment leads the IoT Software & Services business within Eaton’s Power Components Division. Prior to that, he was responsible for all…


Ryan Vet

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Ryan Vet is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, author, and investor. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Boon.


Laura McCann

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Laura has been an entrepreneur and senior executive in the Fashion and Retail industry for over 20+ years. With a degree in Fashion from Par…


George Butterfield

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Butterfield was born and raised in a prominent African-American family in Wilson, North Carolina, the son of Addie Lourine (née Davis) and G…


Alex Osadzinski

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Alex Osadzinski is a lifelong lover of technology (i.e. a geek) with a passion for building, growing and managing teams and companies. Alex …


Stephen Malik

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Stephen Malik


Sam Wohlstadter

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Sam Wohlstadter – CEO @ BioVeris


James Mclachlan

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

James Mclachlan


Timothy Biltz

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Timothy Biltz is the Chief Executive Officer at Lumos Networks Corporation.


Andy Dreyfuss

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Andy Dreyfuss – Partner @ Piedmont Metro Development


Shadab Rashid

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Shadab Rashid is the Partner & CEO at Flynaut.


Blane Warrene

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Blane Warrene


Michael Brader Araje

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Michael Brader Araje – Founder @ OpenSite Technologies


Sandy Roberson

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Sandy Roberson – Managing Partner @ Healthview


Karl Murphy

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

CEO of a growing on-demand technology fueled mobile car washing and detailing business. I lead a team that delivers convenient, trusted and …


Ken Hoffman

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Ken Hoffman – Owner @ Cygnus Technologies


Tom Cartee

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Tom Cartee – Senior Investment Advisor @ Sheets Smith Wealth Management


Steve Klein

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Steve Klein is the co-founder of StatusPage.


Mark Rosenberg

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Mark Rosenberg


Mark W. Hahn

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Mr. Hahn has over 25 years of experience as a senior financial executive in biotechnology and high technology companies. he has conducted o…


Shane Chalke

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Shane Chalke


William Mitchell

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Chief Executive Officer and President at Packaging Coordinators.


Cliff Bleszinski

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Cliff Bleszinski – CEO & Founder @ Boss Key Productions


Barrett Joyner

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Barrett Joyner – Director of Consulting Services @ Bunkhouse Productions


Jeff Kapel

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jeff Kapel is an assistant coach of Duke basketball.


Andrew Kennedy

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Andrew Kennedy is a leading voice in the world of food traceability. In addition being the product visionary behind FoodLogiQ Connect, he is…


David Wilson

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

David Wilson


Anil Kamath

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

President & CEO @Dmorph Inc.


AJ Silverman

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

AJ Silverman – Founder, CEO @ Quantum Sponsor


David Henning

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

David Henning – Partner @ Otimo Retail


Matt Soule

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Venture

Matt Soule


Laurie Davis

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Laurie Davis is mobile app developer and has developed apps like Copilot � Aviation Flight Plannin


Auryn Macmillan

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Auryn Macmillan is a Product Manager at Gnosis.


John R Belk

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Venture

John R Belk


Travis Johnson

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Travis Johnson – Founder @ Affixsol


Russ Barner

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Russ Barner


Stephen Hoffman

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Stephen Hoffman


Steve Vetter

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Venture

Steve Vetter


Lee Nackman

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Lee received a BS in Computer Science from Brown University and his PhD in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel …


Luke Walling

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Luke Walling


Ted Hoffman

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Ted Hoffman – Co-Founder @ FLY Barbershop


Malay Shah

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Malay Shah – Partner @ Piedmont Investment Advisors

Written by Mark Kendall

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