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86 Best & Most Active North Carolina Investment Partners

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

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Cindy Eckert

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Cindy Eckert is on a mission—to make women really rich. She has spent over 24 years investing in and mentoring other women, making the world…


Dan Roselli

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

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

Dan Roselli is a Co-Founder of Packard Place.


Greg Clark

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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…


Clay B. Thorp

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Seed

Clay B. Thorp – General Partner & Co-Founder @ Hatteras Venture Partners


Neil Underwood

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Neil Underwood is President and Chief Operating Officer of Live Oak Bank. As a co-founder of nCino he has served on the board of directors s…


John Wright

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

John, a Columbia native, is a proud graduate of Hickman High School, Jeff Jr., and Russell Elementary. He has a law degree from Yale Law Sch…


Lister Delgado

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Lister Delgado is passionate about entrepreneurship and company formation, and has been an early stage investor and advisor to entrepreneurs…


Mark Rostick

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

At Intel Capital, Mark Rostick makes venture investments as well as sources & executes corporate development opportunities in the areas of e…


David Gardner

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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…


Mark Yusko

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mark Yusko is the Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management. Prior to forming Morgan Creek, Mr. Yusko was…


Dinesh Chopra

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dinesh Chopra is the Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer at Ally


Don Rainey

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Don Rainey joined Grotech Ventures in 2007 and focuses on investment opportunities in e-commerce, internet and networking technologies. Don …


Chris Heivly

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Founders, Startups, Community & Corporate Innovation at Techstars & Managing Partner at The Startup Factory.


Jason Caplain

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jason is a general partner and co-founded Southern Capitol Ventures after spending two years at Red Hat (NYSE:RHT), the world’s premier open…


Amish Shah

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Founding Partner for SierraMaya360 an Early Stage Venture Fund. “Bridging Hollywood, Technology and Beyond.” 2014 Top Newcomer in Venture Ca…


Stephanie Nieman

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Stephanie has over 13 years of growth equity, impact investing, and capital markets experience. She is a Managing Director at Leeds Illumina…


Mee-Jung Jang

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mee-Jung Jang


James Green

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

James Green is a business operator and entrepreneur whose career has focused on strengthening connections and enriching lives in deep and me…


Tim McLoughlin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Tim, a native of the triangle area, was a co-founder of Prime Time Hockey Southeast where he served as President for 7 years. In addition to…


David Kirkpatrick

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dave Kirkpatrick is Managing Director and co-founder of SJF Ventures, which focuses on high growth, positive impact ventures. The fund has o…


Bill Brown

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

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

Bill Brown is Chairperson and Co-Founder of 8 Rivers Capital, and Co-Founder of NET Power.


Marc Oken

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Marc Oken, age 69, is the Managing Partner of Falfurrias Capital Partners, a private equity firm. He was Chief Financial Officer of Bank of …


Benjamin Yerxa

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ben Yerxa is CEO at Foundation Fighting Blindness.


Bobby Bahram

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Bobby Bahram is a Managing Partner at Excelerate Health Ventures – a seed and early-stage healthcare IT-focused fund. Mr. Bahram has more th…


Andrew Lindner

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Andrew Lindner – Managing Partner @ Frontier Growth


Mike Salvino

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mike Salvino is the President and CEO at DXC Technology.


Cain McClary

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Cain McClary – Founder and Managing Partner @ KdT Ventures


Susan Cates

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Susan has over 25 years of experience in investment banking, private equity, and education leadership. Prior to joining Leeds Equity, Susan…


Neal Morrison

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Neal Morrison has been a Director of the company since October 2006. He is currently a Senior Advisor of Pamlico Capital (formerly Wachovia …


Scott Hoch

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Scott Hoch – Partner @ Frontier Growth


Jan van Dokkum

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jan van Dokkum – Chairman @ Imperative Science Ventures


Jeff Brokaw

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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…


Brandon Shelton

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Brandon Shelton is Founder & Managing Partner at TFX Capital. He is a strategy leader, a problem solver, and a relationship builder. An entr…


Frederick W. Eubank II

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mr. Eubank joined Pamlico Capital in 1989 and became a Managing Partner in 2005. His investing efforts are focused in the Business & Techno…


Robert A. Ingram

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Bob Ingram joined Hatteras Venture Partners as a General Partner on January 24, 2007.


Gary Abrahams

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Gary Abrahams has 30 years of sales, marketing, product management, business and market development experience in the healthcare industry fo…


Dontá L. Wilson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dontá Wilson currently works as Chief Digital and Client Experience Officer at Truist Financial who oversees Truist Ventures.


Ben Scruggs

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Prior to joining Hatteras in 2016, Ben completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Epigenetics and Stem Cell Biology Laboratory at the Nation…


Kevin Eckert

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kevin is a Marine Corps veteran and has over 20 years of experience in finance, strategy, operations, and investments. Prior to TFX, Kevin w…


Tom Kurke

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Tom Kurke


Paul Grim

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Paul Grim is a founder/General Partner of SunBridge Partners with an investment focus in wireless communications and retail systems.


John Cambier

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

John Cambier is a founding general partner at IDEA Fund Partners. Over the past 10 years, John has used a deep understanding of technology c…


Inga Deakin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Inga is an Analyst in the Healthcare Ventures team evaluating investments across therapeutics, medical devices and healthcare. She also work…


Dennis Dougherty

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Since founding Intersouth in 1985, Dennis has been active in all aspects of the venture investment process. He has served on dozens of board…


Carlos Parajon

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

SENIOR EXECUTIVE/BOARD DIRECTOR ~ PRIVATE EQUITY/GROWTH CAPITAL * Founder Private Equity Fund ~ Growth Capital to Small, Private Enterpri…


Christian A. Hendricks

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Chris Hendricks is is Managing Director at Extol Digital. He is also President at the Local Media Consortium. Prior to his current roles, H…


Niel Ransom

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dr. Ransom is principal of Ransomshire Associates, an advisory firm he founded in 2005. Previously, as worldwide CTO of Alcatel and member o…


Justin Wright-Eakes

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Justin Wright-Eakes


Richard Maclean

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Richard Maclean is a founding Partner of Frontier Capital.


Mike Elliott

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mike Elliott joined NMP in 2005 with 21 years of successful venture capital investment experience. Previously, Mike spent eight years as a M…


Mitch Mumma

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mitch is primarily responsible for Intersouth’s technology portfolio. He joined Intersouth in 1989 at the inception of Fund II. Mitch has fu…


Sallie Shuping-Russell

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Sallie Shuping-Russell – Chairman @ Carolina Research Venture Fund


Michael Dial

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Prior to joining Hatteras, Mike was a Vice President in Silicon Valley Bank’s Corporate Finance Group where he focused on emerging life scie…


Miles Palmer

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Miles Palmer is the Founder at 8 Rivers Capital.


David Pierson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

David joined Syngenta Ventures in 2012. Prior to this he was a General Partner for seven years at Intersouth Partners, an independent ventur…


Kartik Dharmadhikari

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kartik Dharmadhikari


Jeff Clark

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jeff Clark


Stephen Raggio

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Venture

Stephen Raggio


Joe Alala III

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Joe Alala III


Michael Ramich

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Michael Ramich – Partner @ Frontier Growth


Michael McCord

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Michael McCord is the CEO at Alumshares.


Sam Dusi

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Sam Dusi


Ed Auslander

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Edward L. Auslander is president and CEO of LORD Corporation and a member of its Board of Directors. Founded in 1924, LORD Corporation is a …


Scott Barstow

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Scott Barstow


Rik Vandevenne

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Rik joined River Cities in 2004 to focus on information technology and healthcare investment opportunities. He brings to River Cities a stro…


Tim Bechtold

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Tim Bechtold joined Frontier Capital in 2011 as an Associate. He has primary responsibility for researching in-market companies to identify …


Derek Norman

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Derek is the Head of Corporate Venture Capital for Syngenta Ventures, the corporate venture capital group of Syngenta. Syngenta is one of th…


Ed McMahan

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ed McMahan – Managing Partner @ Falfurrias Capital Partners


Joel Lanik

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Joel Lanik – Partner @ Frontier Growth


Jay Henry

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mr. Henry joined Pamlico Capital in 2014. His investing efforts are focused in the Business & Technology Services, Communications and Health…


Ted Doheny

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ted Doheny, President & CEO at Sealed Air.


Wilson Sullivan

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Wilson Sullivan


Brian Chambers

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mr. Chambers joined Pamlico Capital in 2015. His investing efforts are focused in the Healthcare industry. Mr. Chambers currently sits on…


Dave Pandullo

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dave Pandullo, Principal of Frontier Capital, joined the team in 2015 and is responsible for leading the evaluation and execution of new inv…


James Duncan

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Seasoned professional, with over 20 years’ experience tailoring creative debt solutions to fit the unique circumstances of many of the natio…


Geordie Pierson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Geordie Pierson


Austin Tate

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Austin Tate


Kevin Mosley

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kevin Mosley is a Partner at Jurassic Capital.


Mike Malloy

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mike Malloy


Bill Neal

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Bill Neal – Chairman @ NC IDEA


Timothy McLoughlin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Timothy McLoughlin


Brian Axe

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Brian Axe is a Principal at NovaQuest Capital Management.


Brad Garrett

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Brad Garrett Director – Ziegler Higher Education Public Finance Practice.


Chip Johnson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Chip Johnson


Jonathan Tunnicliffe

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jonathan Tunnicliffe is a Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer at NovaQuest Capital Management.

Written by Mark Kendall

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