Southeast Investor List

In search of capital for your startup? The Southeast region is home to many venture capital, private equity firms, and angel investors…many that have a specific focus on local entrepreneurs. 

 

We’ve curated the list of Southeast-based investment firms (in alphabetical order) to help you with your journey towards finding the right capital partner: 

Advantage Capital (New Orleans, Louisiana): Advantage Capital is an impact investment firm with an emphasis on driving capital to underserved areas – often in partnership with the public sector. 

Alabama Capital Network (Birmingham, Alabama): A group of angel investors, family offices, entrepreneurs, executives, universities, nonprofits, and corporate partners who support innovation in Alabama

Alabama Futures Fund (Birmingham, Alabama): The fund seeks to be the first significant investment in an early-stage venture that can reach attainable milestones leading to series A financing within 12-24 months

Altitude Ventures (Nashville, Tennessee): Early-stage VC financing healthcare services and technology startups.

Arsenal Growth (Winter Park, Florida): Arsenal makes investments into software businesses with $5 to $20 million in recurring revenues that target large markets, have world-class teams and have founders that share our desire to build enduring value

Assurant Ventures (Atlanta, Georgia): Assurant Ventures is the venture capital investment arm of Assurant.

Asheville Angel Investors (Asheville, North Carolina): Asheville Angels is a member-based angel investor network. We invest in and support startups and early-stage, high-growth companies in Asheville and across the Southeast. To date, Asheville Angels has invested nearly $2M over 25 companies.

Atlanta Seed Company (Atlanta, Georgia): Atlanta Seed Company is currently investing out of Atlanta Seed Fund II. It is an early stage investor focused on Pre-seed, Seed, and Series A technology companies located primarily in the Southeast.

Atlanta Ventures (Atlanta, Georgia): serving entrepreneurs in earlier stages (<$5M ARR) with a specific focus on the Southeast. 

Atlanta Technology Angels (Atlanta, Georgia): An angel group focused on early stage startups in the Southeast 

Attic Ventures (Durham, North Carolina):

Automotive Ventures (Atlanta, Georgia): Seed-stage firm that invests in the mobility space (connectivity, autonomy, new energy, smart city, industrial technology) 

Axioma Ventures (Tampa, Florida): Axioma Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in healthcare and information technology companies.

Ballast Point Ventures (Tampa, Florida): With $550 million raised across 4 funds, Ballast invests in Healthcare, Software, and Tech-Enabled Services

Bellini Capital (Tampa, Florida): Practicing responsible capitalism

Beyond The Game Network (Atlanta, Georgia): Invests in D2C companies in sports, media, gambling, and gaming.

 

BIP Ventures (Atlanta, Georgia): BIP looks for B2B software and tech-enabled service businesses

Bisk Ventures (Tampa Bay, Florida): Bisk Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm focused on accelerating growth for EdTech startups.

BLH Ventures (Atlanta, Georgia): Early stage and seed VC firm 

Bluegrass Angels (Lexington, Kentucky): Dedicated to investing in Kentucky start-up businesses, creating new jobs in the commonwealth, and providing strong financial returns to our members.

Bluesky Capital (Lexington, Kentucky): Venture capital for component electronics and photonics.

Boot64 Ventures (New Orleans, Louisiana): An investment fund that discovers, invests in, and supports Louisiana-based entrepreneurs in need of start-up capital.

Brickyard (Chattanooga, Tennessee): Early stage venture capital firm + serious founder outpost

Bridge Angels (Sarasota, Florida): Invests in the future of innovation in Sarasota-Manatee and throughout Florida

Bronze Valley (Birmingham, Alabama): Bronze Valley’s mission is to empower underrepresented entrepreneurs by providing holistic venture capital solutions that catalyze innovation and impact.

Bull City Venture Partners (Durham, North Carolina):  Bull City invests $250K to $2 million into software and tech-enabled companies 

C&B Capital (Atlanta, Georgia): C&B Capital invests alongside experienced lead investors in opportunities that include venture capital for emerging growth companies, growth capital for more established companies, and leveraged acquisitions and recapitalizations for growth-oriented companies with strong cash flows.

Caduceus Capital Partners (Nashville, Tennessee): early-stage digital health venture capital and private equity company focused on digital health investments. 

Canapi Ventures (Wilmington, North Carolina): The largest VC fund in the Southeast and focuses on B2B fintech solutions 

Capital A Group (Charlotte, North Carolina): Capitala Group is an asset management firm that has been providing private credit and private equity capital to lower- and middle-market businesses throughout North America 

Carry VC (North Carolina): First round of capital into North Carolina-based startups, writing checks between $50,000 and $400,000

Carolina Angel Network (Chapel Hill, North Carolina): Angel fund made up of alumni, donors, and friends of the University of North Carolina (UNC)

CFV Ventures (Charlotte, North Carolina): A venture capital fund based in Charlotte, NC working with early-stage fintech startups primarily based in the United States. 

Charleston Angel Partners (Charleston, South Carolina): Established in 2004, Charleston Angel Partners is an accomplished boutique angel group consisting of diverse members supporting the bold founder and their journey.

Charlotte Angel Fund (Charlotte, North Carolina): Early-stage fund based in Charlotte. One of North Carolina’s most active angel investing groups.

Cherub Fund (Lexington, Kentucky): The Cherub Fund was formed in 2013 in order to grow the startup community in Kentucky. The fund is comprised of entrepreneurs, angel investors and supporters of entrepreneurs.

 

Chrysalis Ventures (Louisville, Kentucky): Early-stage and growth investments firm focused on Healthcare and Technology sectors

Circadian Ventures (Atlanta, Georgia): Circadian invests in early-stage companies founded by experienced entrepreneurs.

Claritas Capital (Nashville, Tennessee): Claritas provides capital to entrepreneurs involved in health care, technology and business services from seed to Series C

Cofounders Capital (Durham, North Carolina): Investing in seed-staged B2B software startups in the Southeast US.

Collab Capital (Atlanta, Georgia): Collab Capital is an investment fund that provides social and financial resources to Black-owned companies.

Colopy Ventures (Durham, North Carolina): Tech-focused family office in North Carolina 

Council Capital (Nashville, Tennessee): Private equity for healthcare services and healthcare IT 

Duke Capital Partners (Durham, North Carolina): Duke Capital Partners, Duke University’s official early-stage venture investment arm, provides capital and expertise to help Duke startups

Dynamo VC (Chattanooga, Tennessee): Supply chain and mobility-focused venture capital firm 

Edison Partners (Nashville, Tennessee): Growth equity investment firm that opened a Nashville office in 2024 

Ellis Capital (Atlanta, Georgia): Ellis Capital is a early stage venture capital and opportunistic investment firm based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Engage (Atlanta, Georgia): Engage is an enterprise innovation platform that connects startups to industry-leading corporations. Corporate sponsors include Coca-Cola, Cox Enterprises, Delta, Honeywell, ICE, and many other Fortune 500 companies. 

Excelerate Health Ventures (Raleigh, North Carolina): Started By Entrepreneurs For Entrepreneurs, Dedicated And Passionate About Digital Healthcare

Falfurrias Capital Partners – (Charlotte, North Carolina): A private equity investment firm that acquires or invests in lower, middle-market

FCA Venture Partners (Nashville, Tennessee): Healthcare focused venture capital fund. 

Fearless Fund (Atlanta, Georgia): Fearless Fund invests in women of color led businesses seeking pre-seed, seed level or series A financing.

Fintech Ventures Fund (Atlanta, Georgia): Fund hyperfocused on supporting founders building businesses around alternative credit and insurance. Offices in New York and Atlanta 

 

FINTOP Capital (Nashville, Tennessee): Fintop is a team of entrepreneurs that built the foundations of FinTech. Our firm invests in the next generation of FinTech operators that are changing the way our financial institutions and their customers move, track, and interact with money. Learn more about the companies in which we invest.

Florida Funders (Tampa, Florida): VC fund investing in startups in Florida and the Southeast. 

Forte Ventures (Atlanta, Georgia): Forté Ventures is a multi-stage venture capital firm which collaborates and co-invests with corporate strategic partners in technology companies across diversified industry sectors throughout North America. 

Founderville (Greenville, South Carolina): Hands-on investment firm that writes $300k – $700k checks

Frist Cressey Ventures (Nashville, Tennessee): Early-stage VC focused on healthcare enterprises

Front Porch Venture Partners (Research Triangle, NC): Hybrid venture fund investing in both startups and venture funds (Seed to Series C) based in the Southeast. 

 

Frontier Growth (Charlotte, North Carolina): Frontier Growth supports the growth of software companies in the lower middle market by deploying both investment capital and operational expertise.

Fulcrum Equity Partners (Atlanta, Georgia): Growth equity firm investing in high-growth SaaS, tech-enabled services, healthcare services and healthcare IT. The team closed its oversubscribed $372 million Fund V in March 2024. 

Georgia Oak Partners (Atlanta, Georgia): Georgia Oak makes equity investments in founder- and family-owned companies with the flexibility to complete full buyouts or to invest as a significant minority equity partner. 

Good Growth Capital (Charleston, South Carolina): An early-stage VC firm focused on life sciences, data science, green tech and deep tech 

Gray Ventures (Atlanta, Georgia): Founded in 1991, Gray Ventures is a private investment company established to support entrepreneurialism in the Southeast.

GRITS Capital (Jackson, Mississippi): Grits Capital is a private equity firm that provides debt and equity capital to emerging growth businesses in the state of Mississippi.

GrowthX (Nashville, Tennessee): Investors in B2B founders 

Harbert Growth Partners (Birmingham, Alabama): An emerging growth stage investor in tech and healthcare companies.

Hawks Ventures (Atlanta, Georgia): Hawks Ventures is a mission-driven venture capital investment fund, focused on expanding upon the Atlanta Hawks core values of innovation and inclusivity. We focus on investing in early-stage startups, led by minority and underrepresented founders, that seek to impact the ways consumers experience a product or service.

Gulf South Angels (New Orleans, Louisiana): Gulf South Angels is an angel network focused on startups in the Gulf Shores region of the US 

IDEA Fund Partners (Raleigh, North Carolina): Early-stage venture capital firm focusing on technology and business model innovations.

InCrowd Capital (Nashville, Tennessee): InCrowd Capital Has Joined Forces With The AIM Group, The Largest Angel Network In The Southeast With Over 270 Members Across Eight Chapters In Alabama, Florida And Tennessee. 

Innova (Memphis, Tennessee): Invests in early-stage, high-growth companies that have the potential to grow into significant economic contributors. The firm’s focus is on companies with strong intellectual property or other competitive advantages in the Biosciences, Technology and AgTech fields.

Innovate Mississippi (Jackson, Mississippi): The Mississippi Seed Fund provides early-stage funding for high-tech and high-growth firms in Mississippi. The program is administered by Innovate Mississippi with funding decisions made by the Mississippi Seed Fund board.

Intersouth Partners (Durham, North Carolina): Intersouth Partners is one of the most active and experienced venture capital firms in the Southeast, having invested in more than 100 private companies. Founded in 1985, Intersouth manages $780 million in seven venture capital limited partnerships, making it the largest venture capital fund in North Carolina and one of the largest in the Southeast.

InvestTN (Tennessee): Powered by Launch Tennessee, InvestTN makes equity investments into Tennessee-located startups (Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A and B) and venture capital funds.

Johnson Venture Partners (JVP) (Atlanta, Georgia): is an Atlanta-based micro venture capital fund investing in seed and early-stage startups.

Jumpstart Foundry (Nashville, Tennessee): Jumpstart Foundry (JSF) invests in 30-50 healthcare technology companies annually and guides these innovators on their journey to impact health through capital, connections, and support.

Jurassic Capital (Durham, North Carolina): An early-stage investor with a specific focus on B2B software companies building in the Southeast. 

Keiretsu Forum (local chapters in Atlanta, and West Palm): Keiretsu has been the largest angel investor in the Southeast for the last 4 years according to Pitchbook. 

Kinetic Ventures (Atlanta, Georgia):  Venture capital investor in high growth, industry defining communications, information and power/clean

Knoll Ventures (Atlanta, Georgia): An early-stage venture capital firm that invests in B2B technology enabled companies prior to the Series A round.

Leaders Fund (Atlanta, Georgia): Leaders Fund is a B2B software focused venture capital firm built by operators for operators. We partner with entrepreneurs to help them break through key inflection points on the path to $100M+ in ARR.

Market Square Ventures (Knoxville, Tennessee): A new VC firm on the scene, Market Square looks at early stage (pre-seed, seed) startups in Tennessee, the Southeast, and Appalachia. 

Mosley Ventures (Atlanta, Georgia): venture capital fund investing in early stage technology start-ups.

Nashville Capital Network (Nashville, Tennessee): Early-stage VC firm

Noro-Moseley Partners (Atlanta, Georgia): Early-stage investment firm with a focus on B2B software and healthcare companies 

Overline VC (Atlanta, Georgia): Overline is an Atlanta-based seed stage venture capital firm that invests in founders building in the Southeast. Overline leads and co-leads pre-seed and seed investments with checks ranging from $250K to $1.5M. It currently has $60 million in AUM and is investing out of its third fund, Overline Seed Fund II.

Portal Innovations (Atlanta, Georgia): Seed stage VC firm investing in biotech and medtech start-ups  

Primordial (Durham, North Carolina): Invests and supports early-stage software startups based around the Triangle area of North Carolina

RAISE Forum (Atlanta, Georgia): RAISE is a funding forum (the only one in the Southeast) that funds Southeast companies with Southeast money, helping to keep them local 

Redhawk VC (Birmingham, Alabama): Redhawk VC is a venture capital firm that focuses on under-served markets across the United States

Render Capital (Louisville, Kentucky): Firm looking at early-stage startups in the South and Midwest 

RevTechLabs Capital (Charlotte, North Carolina): Early-stage firm focused on post-revenue, Fintech and Insurtech startups from around the globe with a heavy US/Canada focus.  Average investment size is $200-$400k 

The Southeast Investor Group (Atlanta, Georgia): (SEIG) is a unique collaborative membership, created in 1995 and composed of partners from 20 Venture Capital Funds, two Corporate Venture Funds, and 10 high net-worth individual investors, and family offices. SEIG invests in growth stage tech-based companies.

Southern Capitol Ventures (Raleigh, North Carolina): Southern Capitol Ventures is an American venture capital firm funding technology companies in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions

Southern Equity Ventures (Atlanta, Georgia): Southern Equity Ventures is a seed- and early-stage venture firm backed by USVI-based Southern Equity.

Sovereign’s Capital (Durham, North Carolina): A seed and Series A fund investing in faith-driven tech founders pursuing big outcomes, but with a mission to “love their neighbor” through their products and internal cultures in the process 

TampaBay.Ventures (Tampa Bay, Florida): Firm focused on tech-enabled companies that are post-MVP and are based in the greater Tampa Bay region 

TiE Atlanta Angels (Atlanta, Georgia):  Georgia’s most active angel group that invests in high growth startups with a primary focus in the Southeast US.

Tech Square Ventures (Atlanta, Georgia): Tech Square Ventures is a seed & early-stage venture fund that investing in enterprise, marketplace and platform, and tech enabled services

TechOperators (Atlanta, Georgia): TechOperators is a venture capital firm which focuses on solutions in software, internet, cloud computing, security, and infrastructure.

Triangle Tweener Fund (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina): A rolling fund focused on early-stage startups in the Triangle that are under $80 million ARR. 

The Idea Fund Partners (Chapel Hill, North Carolina): IDEA Fund Partners is a venture capital firm focusing on technology and business model innovations.

 Upper Cumberland Investment Alliance (Cookeville, Tennessee): Private investment fund formed to positively impact the greater Upper Cumberland Tennessee Region

Valor Ventures (Atlanta, Georgia): Valor Ventures is a venture capital firm that prefers to invest in seed rounds.

VentureSouth (Greenville, SC): is an early-stage investment firm that operates  angel investor groups and funds in the Southeast.

Vocap Partners (Atlanta, Georgia and Vero Beach, Florida): Vocap invests in B2B software companies at the early growth stage. Based in Atlanta / FL. 

Zane Venture Fund (Atlanta, Georgia): Zane Venture Fund seeks investments in early-stage companies led by diverse teams building tech-enabled solutions.

11-11 Ventures (Atlanta, Georgia): 11-11 ventures is an innovation driven venture capital firm investing in early stage technology companies with specific focus in Blockchain. 


National Firms With Teams In the Southeast
Anthos Capital: Santa Monica, California-based firm with a presence in Charlotte, North Carolina
Cercano Management: A Washington State-based investment firm with an office in Atlanta 

Chiron Capital: A U.S. based global investor and full-service consultancy with opportunistic and sector agnostic capability working with early stage ventures primary in tech, consumer, healthcare, and related sectors. Southeast offices in Miami and Atlanta.

Drive Capital: Columbus, Ohio-based VC fund with additional team members and investors in Chicago, Atlanta, Columbus, Denver, and Toronto

Golden Seeds: Early-stage investment firm focused on women-led businesses with a chapter in Atlanta 

Health Velocity Capital: San Francisco-based firm that investors in healthcare software and services businesses. Also has an office in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Joule Ventures: Partners for Israeli entrepreneurs solving for an array of problems in the enterprise world. Our focus on forming the right relationships and delivering tangible value cuts a clear path to accelerated U.S. commercialization for founders. Firm has a presence in Atlanta. 

Laerdal Million Lives Fund: $100M venture fund that invests $1-5M initial checks into Seed-Series B digital health and medical technology companies that help save lives. The firm has team members in Atlanta, San Francisco, and Chicago 

Lewis & Clark Ventures: An early stage venture firm managed by former founders and operators investing in late seed through Series A B2B companies. The firm is headquartered in Missouri but has one of its principals based in Atlanta. 

Lighter Capital: Lighter Capital provides tech entrepreneurs access to non-dilutive financing to help grow their companies without giving up equity, board seats, or personal guarantees. The firm’s funding size range from $50k – $4 million into startups within B2B SaaS, information technology services, or tech companies with sticky revenue. The team is spread out across the globe, including investments leaders in Nashville. 

Shorewind Capital: Firm nvesting in early-stage startups that optimize health, lifestyle, time, and how we interact with our environment 

Springtime Ventures: Seed-stage firm focused on high-growth startups in healthcare, fintech, and logistics with one of its principals living in Atlanta 

Stanley Ventures: The corporate venture capital arm of manufacturing giant Stanley Black & Decker, has part of its team in the Metro Atlanta area. 

 

 

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