This article showcases our top picks for the best North Carolina based Venture Capital companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Venture Capital industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top North Carolina Venture Capital Companies
Equity Shift provides an intelligent securities software platform for private companies, their investors, and trusted third-parties. Equity Shift provides an intelligent securities software service for private companies, their investors, and trusted third-parties.
The ES platform unlocks the maximum potential of private securities by making them easier to buy, sell and transfer – adding value to crucial shareholder relationships. Suitable for nearly every type of privately held entity, Equity Shift automates the end-to-end process for a wide range of primary and secondary transactions, as well as scheduled vesting and rules-based conversions.
Equity Shift can conform to the specific requirements of an organization’s unique settlement process, eliminating manual inefficiencies and delivering consistent and fully-compliant outcomes.. .
Square 1 Bank
Square 1 Bank is a full service commercial bank dedicated exclusively to serving the financial needs of the venture capital community and entrepreneurs in all stages of growth and expansion. Square 1’s expertise, focus and strong capital base provide solid support for its clients’ needs.
The bank offers tailored products and solutions aided by the latest in technological innovations. To serve its relationships, Square 1 has offices coast to coast in Austin, Boston, DC, Denver, Durham, New York, San Diego, Santa Monica, Seattle, and Silicon Valley..
Indigo Group is an investment and business advisory firm that delivers strategic advice to its clients and portfolio companies. Its business advisory services incorporate a comprehensive legal understanding of key business decisions, allowing its client to properly balance its strategic vision and risk considerations.
It was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.. .
AppVested.com is the premier “”niche”” equity-based crowdfunding platform that connects serious accredited investors to carefully vetted, mobile application ideas (“”AppIdeas””) in need of funding. By carefully selecting only the most opportune AppIdeas brought forth by willing and creative minded entrepreneurs, we look to develop, launch, and market each AppIdea using our proprietary “”AppValuation”” method; an app-based business opportunity model.
The AppVentors (Creative Entrepreneurs) and AppVestors (Accredited Investors) in cooperation with our creative and skilled management team complete the circle. Together, AppVested works to create real value for all parties.
With qualified investment capital we FIND, FUND, and FACILITATE mobile applications to market. AppVested – Where Bright Ideas and Smart Money Meet!.
Capitala Group is a leading provider of capital to lower and traditional middle-market companies through its family of credit focused funds. Since 1998, Capitala Group’s managed funds have participated in transactions representing over $1 billion of investments in a variety of industries throughout North America.
Capitala Group manages public and private capital for its investors, and seeks to partner with strong management teams to create value and serve as long term partners.. .
Venture Debt – Find Venture Debt LLC
Find Venture Debt provides a fast and easy solution for technology and growth companies to identify and connect with potential lenders. Our broad universe of lenders goes beyond the “most likely suspects” and our filtering algorithm helps select the loan types and lenders that are the best fit.
We help companies accelerate growth and minimize dilution by providing access to 400+ lenders for working capital financing, MRR lines of credit, senior term loans, revenue-based financing, mezzanine debt, equipment leasing, and royalty monetization.. .
International Farming Corporation
International Farming Corporation is an alternative investment firm that specializes in the agricultural sector. It helps in maximizing farm profitability through progressive farming and preventive farming techniques.
Founded in 2009, IFC has family roots in North Carolina agribusiness that date back to 1827. It applies its deep knowledge of agriculture, in-house agronomy solutions, and global relationships with farmers to unlock the value of farmland..
Advanced Fraud Solutions
At Advanced Fraud Solutions, their mission is to help financial institutions prevent check deposit, plastic card, and online banking fraud by utilizing a combination of their intuitive web-based software solutions at the frontline and back office. On a daily basis, their innovative fraud prevention tools help financial institutions of all sizes, and in all parts of the country eliminate losses and safeguard their financial assets, providing the level of protection that end-customers demand.
At Advanced Fraud Solutions, they believe the best way to fight fraud is to prevent it.. .
Castle Digital Partners
Castle Digital Partners is a venture services firm that partners with management teams to invest in the software platforms that drive their businesses. We are a hands-on partner, as our means of investment is to provide the actual capabilities and team members a business needs to accelerate its software platform vision.
Castle operates product studios in Charlotte, New York, Los Angeles and London that focus on SaaS, digital commerce and tech-enabled services companies.. .
Jacobs Capital LLC is a privately held company in Chapel Hill, NC and is a Single Location business.At Jacobs Capital,they define mergers & acquisitions broadly. It may mean the sale of your company to a corporate buyer or a private equity firm.
It may mean recapitalizing your business to take significant money off the table yet retain control. It may mean establishing an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).
In every case, we make sure our clients fully understand their alternatives, and then they execute the option that best meets the owners’ objectives.. .
Regage is a social venture that aims to make politics easier for individuals and businesses. We’re crowd-powering the issues you care about for 2016.
Support the issues that matter to you with funds, professional skills, volunteering, and more by supporting the political action committees committed to making an impact for your side of the issues.. .
Bluemont provides valuation and part-time CFO services to startup companies, angel funds, and venture capital firms. Our valuation services include valuations related to equity compensation (409A), due diligence, compensation expense (ASC 718), carried interest, and venture capital and private equity portfolio company valuations (ASC 820).
Furthermore, we help startup companies and angel funds run more efficiently by providing assistance with finance and operational needs. We work with clients across the United States from our hubs in Asheville, NC, Atlanta and Seattle..
Launch Chapel Hill
Launch Chapel Hill is a best-in-class venture lab and business accelerator located in Downtown Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Twice a year, they accept applications to their Accelerator Program from entrepreneurs, like you, who are committed to building their early stage business into a self-sustaining enterprise.
Their goal is to provide the tools and knowledge needed to decrease risks, reduce go-to-market time, and accelerate the growth of your start-up.. .
This site was born out of the frustration of climbing the steep learning curves in venture capital. Combined with similar curves for company formation and early round investing, they see even more opportunity for making it easier to understand the mechanics of startup life.
They explain the topics side by side with working, interactive examples that clearly illustrate the concepts they’re describing. They will focus their efforts on this site to flatten the learning curve as much as possible..
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