VentureSouth is an early-stage venture firm that provides capital and expertise to Southeastern startups through its angel investment network and funds.
History & Overview of VentureSouth
VentureSouth was founded in Greenville, South Carolina in 2008 within the Upstate Carolina Angel Network. The firm began expanding in 2014, with its second marketing opening in Columbia, South Carolina. Today, VentureSouth is in over 20 markets across seven states in the southeastern region of the U.S. It is one of the largest angel investment groups in North America and has been named a Top 10 angel group numerous times since 2014.
VentureSouth includes more than 400 members, most of whom are in close proximity to one of their VentureSouth Markets, but accredited investors are welcome to join from anywhere. To date, it has invested over $70 million in nearly 100 companies.
Services Provided by VentureSouth
- For Investors – VentureSouth offers a series of sidecar funds for investors who would like to efficiently diversify a portion of their early-stage portfolio across an index of VentureSouth investments. To date VentureSouth has four funds.
- For Entrepreneurs – VentureSouth typically invests $250,000 to $1,000,000 in early-stage companies seeking capital to launch or scale a market-ready product or service. Entrepreneurs must be based in the southeastern United States and meet a list of criteria in order to be eligible to receive investment.