Venture Capital

Company Title Company Description City
Acorn Innovestments

Acorn Innovestments provides funding and support to startups that are working to solve current and future environmental problems, focusing on manufacturing, advanced materials and environmental technology.

Durham
AgTech Accelerator Corp.

AgTech Accelerator provides venture funding to early-stage agricultural technology companies.

Durham
Alexandria Center for AgTech - RTP

Alexandria Center AgTech is a multi-tenant campus that serves the regional AgTech ecosystem.

Durham
Alexandria Innovation Center

The Alexandria Innovation Center offers wet lab and incubator research space for life science companies.

Research Triangle Park
Alliance Capital Ventures

Alliance Capital Ventures (ACV) provides equipment leasing to venture capital-backed and emerging growth companies located throughout the eastern half of the United States.

Charlotte
Anagard LLC

Anagard provides business development services, such as strategy consulting, technology commercialization, market research and analysis to small and medium size technology companies.

Raleigh
Asheville Angels

Asheville Angels is a member-based angel investor network with a focus on startups and early-stage, high-growth companies in Asheville and across the Southeast.

Asheville
Aurora Funds Inc.

Aurora Funds is a venture capital firm that provides capital, connections and strategic help to entrepreneurs with early stage life science and information technology companies.

Durham
Biomarker Factory LLC

Biomarker Factory funds and manages development and commercial launch of clinical diagnostics related to disease biology, treatment response and drug toxicity. The company is co-owned by Duke University and LabCorp.

Durham
Bioventure Partners LLC

Bioventure Partners provides investment and growth advisory for high-impact technology-driven companies in the life science, medical device and IoT/software sectors.

Chapel Hill
Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network

Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network provides coaching support to local entrepreneurs and connects them with sector experts, talent resources, strategic partners and the investment community.

Durham
Blue Point Capital Partners

Blue Point Capital Partners is a national private equity firm that focuses on investments in manufacturing, distribution and service businesses that primarily address commercial and industrial markets.

Charlotte
Bourne Partners

Bourne Partners is an international merchant bank that provides financial advisory services and capital to companies in the specialty pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology and service segments of the life sciences arena.

Charlotte
Bull City Select Investments

Bull City Select Investments invests in early stage pharmaceutical companies, with a focus on opportunities that develop novel pharmaceutical products from IP obtained from universities or out-licensed from other companies.

Research Triangle Park
Cape Fear Capital LLC

Cape Fear Capital invests in early stage companies.

Wilmington
Capitala Group

CapitalSouth Partners provides private equity and mezzanine capital to lower middle-market companies.

Charlotte
Carlyle Group

Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, equity private placements and growth capital financings. The Charlotte office focuses on technology and business services.

Charlotte
Carolina Angel Network LLC

Carolina Angel Network provides an angel investing platform and co-investment fund that leverages the UNC alumni network. Portfolio companies must have a UNC afiliation and be headquartered in the United States.

Chapel Hill
Carolina Financial Group LLC

Carolina Financial Group is an investment banking firm that specializes in raising private capital and providing financial advisory services.

Brevard
Carolina Piedmont Capital Inc.

Carolina Piedmont Capital provides financial services, growth equity and capital investments to all business types, with a specialty niche in the markets of healthcare, dental, pharma, medical device and biotechnology industries.

Raleigh
Carolina Seed Investors LLC

Carolina Seed Investors provides seed stage capital and financial guidance to university based start up companies. The fund is focused primarily on UNC, NC State and Wake Forest Universities.

Chapel Hill
Carousel Capital

Carousel Capital is a private investment firm that invests in companies located in the Southeastern United States, primarily in three targeted growth sections: business services; consumer products and services; and healthcare services.

Charlotte
Carroll & Associates International

Carroll & Associates International is a human resources consulting group with experience in leadership development, executive talent recruitment and mergers and acquisions. The company specializes in working with the biotechnology sector.

Pinehurst
Cato BioVentures

Cato BioVentures, the venture capital affiliate of Cato Research Ltd., invests in opportunities at all stages of development and across multiple therapeutic areas in private and public companies.

Durham
Century Capital Associates LLC

Century Capital Associates is a boutique investment banking firm providing strategic, transaction and financial advisory services to emerging technology companies.

Raleigh
Charlotte Angel Fund LLC

Charlotte Angel Fund invests in early stage Carolinas-based companies at $100,000 - $200,000 per company.

Charlotte
Chiesi Ventures

Chiesi Ventures invests in early stage development opportunities in the area of rare and orphan disorders.

Research Triangle Park
Cornerstone Business Advisors

Cornerstone Advisory Partners provides executive and business coaching, peer advisory boards and private equity funding.

Wilmington
Dakota Biotech LLC

Dakota Biotech invests in businesses with early stage disruptive technologies in the biotechnology, biomedical and industrial automation sectors.

Apex
Dioko Ventures

Dioko Ventures is a venture capital firm targeting early stage healthcare and information technology companies in the Piedmont Triad and Western regions of North Carolina.

Winston-Salem
Dragonfly Capital Partners LLC

Dragonfly Capital is an investment banking firm focusing primarily on the specific needs of management and owners of small and middle-market companies primarily in North America.

Charlotte
Duke Angel Network Inc.

The Duke Angel Network (DAN) supports the Duke entrepreneurial community with an angel investing platform and co-investment fund that leverages the Duke alumni network. Companies must have a Duke affiliation and be located in the United States.

Durham
Echo Health Ventures LLC

Echo Health Ventures invests in health care companies.

Durham
Erdos Intellectual Property Law

Erdos Intellectual Property Law offers legal consel in patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights. Industries served include biotechnology, medical and surgical devices, nanotechnology, software and mechanical devices.

Winston-Salem
Eshelman Ventures LLC

Eshelman Ventures is an investment company primarily interested in private healthcare companies.

Wilmington
Excelerate Health Ventures LLC

Excelerate Health Ventures is an early stage healthcare focused fund.

Research Triangle Park
Flywheel LLC

Flywheel provides more than 11,000 square feet of open and enclosed work spaces, meeting rooms and event spaces. Flywheel also hosts events and courses to engage the growing community of innovators and entrepreneurs in the Triad.

Winston-Salem
Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise - UNC-CH

The Frank Hawkins Institute acts as a hub for collaboration among business, government, academia and civil society worldwide, helping clients and partners translate the latest knowledge into practical solutions and mutually beneficial results.

Chapel Hill
Frontier Capital

Frontier Capital provides growth equity to business services companies throughout the Southeast, South and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Charlotte
Gardiner Capital L.P.

Gardiner Capital is a private investment firm.

Clemmons
Golden Pine Ventures LLC

Golden Pine Ventures is a venture capital company that seeks out biotechnology and biomedical opportunities.

Durham
Halifax Group LLC

Halifax Group was formed to capitalize on opportunities for equity investments in small private companies with total enterprise values of less than $100 million.

Raleigh
Hatteras Venture Partners

Hatteras Venture Partners is a venture capital firm with a focus on biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics and related opportunities in human medicine.

Durham
IDEA Fund Partners

IDEA Fund Partners is a seed and early stage venture capital firm focused on investing in and working alongside innovative technology companies in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Durham
IMAF - Cape Fear

Inception Micro Angel Fund is a member-managed seed stage angel fund seeking to invest both dollars and time in seed stage, high growth companies and spin outs from UNC-Wilmington, Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill schools of marine science.

Wilmington
IMAF - RTP

Inception Micro Angel Fund is a member-managed seed stage angel fund designed to capitalize on the growth in entrepreneurial activity and venture financing, primarily in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina.

Cary
IMAF - West

Inception Micro Angel Fund is a member-managed seed stage angel fund seeking to invest dollars and time in seed stage, high growth companies and spin outs from WCU, UNC Asheville and licensed opportunities from Oak Ridge National Laboratories.

Asheville
IMAF Coastal Plain LLC

Inception Micro Angel Fund is a member-managed seed stage angel fund seeking to invest dollars and time in seed stage, high growth companies, with an emphasis on medical device startups.

Rocky Mount
IMAF East LLC

IMAF East is a member-managed seed stage angel capital fund designed to capitalize on the growth in entrepreneurial activity and venture financing, primarily in North Carolina, and selective areas of Virginia and South Carolina.

Greenville
Inception Micro Angel Fund LLC

The Inception Micro Angel Fund works with the university and entrepreneurial community by providng initial capital investment.

Winston-Salem
Innervate BD Solutions LLC

Innervate provides business development services to individuals, non-profits and companies, and specializes in technology platforms, drug development programs and patient advocacy in the fields of neurology, psychiatry and pain.

Hillsborough
Intersouth Partners

Intersouth Partners is an early-stage venture capital fund that invests in seed and early-stage companies in the life science and technology sectors across the Southeast.

Durham
Julz Co LLC

Julz Co is an investment management company focused on the health care industry with an emphasis on therapeutics, diagnostics and digital healthcare.

Chapel Hill
Lighthouse BioPartners LLC

Lighthouse BioPartners provides business development consulting, with a focus on licensing and M&A transactions, as well as raising capital. Lighthouse BioPartners serves specialty pharma, biotech and medtech companies.

Raleigh
Mario Family Partners LP

Mario Family Partners is a diversified asset management company that specializes in early-stage biotech ventures.

Durham
MED1 Ventures LLC

MED1 Ventures incubates and develops ophthalmic and women's health products, providing medical device development, manufacturing and commercialization expertise.

Raleigh
Montague Capital Partners LLC

Montague Capital Partners is a venture capital and private advisory firm providing services to investment advisory firms and biotechnology companies in North Carolina and nationally.

Research Triangle Park
Nano Ventures LLC

Nano Ventures is a biotech angel investment firm.

Williamston
NDI Medical LLC

NDI is a medical device commercialization and venture capital firm focused on funding and developing neurodevice technologies for unmet health needs.

Chapel Hill
Neogenetix Foundation

Neogenetix Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding scientific research for the characterization and development of treatments for genetic diseases.

Chapel Hill
Next Meridian LLC

Next Meridian is a management consulting firm with expertise in financial and strategic consulting.

Chapel Hill
NovaQuest Capital Management LLC

NovaQuest Capital Management invests in late-stage clinical and commercialized biopharmaceutical products.

Raleigh
Orr Group

Orr Group is an investment banking firm that provides merger & acquisition, financing and strategic guidance & valuation advisory services to middle market companies.

Winston-Salem
Pappas Capital LLC

Pappas Capital invests exclusively in the life sciences sector - biotechnology, specialty pharmaceuticals, drug delivery, diagnostics, medical devices and related ventures - across the United States and Canada.

Durham
PharmaBio Development Inc.

PharmaBio Development makes investments in biotechnology.

Durham
PharStat Inc.

Pharstat provides biostatistics, clinical pharmacokinetics and statistical programming services to pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

Raleigh
Piedmont Angel Network

Piedmont Angel Network invests in businesses that are addressing large, painful problems. These businesses do not have to be technology-based as long as the problems are sizeable and the markets large.

Winston-Salem
Piedmont Venture Capital

Piedmont Venture Capital provides venture funding to companies in the technology, medical device and energy industries. Piedmont Ventures also provides strategic advisory for M&A activity and joint ventures, as well as interim CFO and COO services.

Winston-Salem
Plexus Capital

Plexus Capital provides growth capital to middle market companies through investments in subordinated debt and equity securities.

Charlotte
Plexus Capital (Raleigh)

Plexus Capital provides growth capital to middle market companies through investments in subordinated debt and equity securities.

Raleigh
Rare Cancer Research Foundation

The Rare Cancer Research Foundation makes strategic investments in cancer research in order to accelerate deployment of promising therapies.

Chapel Hill
Rex Health Ventures

Rex Health Ventures invests in and partners with companies and entrepreneurs to help bring products and services into the healthcare marketplace.

Raleigh
Ridgemont Equity Partners

Ridgemont Equity Partners is a private equity firm that specializes in middle market buyout and growth equity investments.

Charlotte
River Cities Capital Funds

River Cities Capital Funds invests in high-growth IT and healthcare companies.

Raleigh
RogersWilliams Capital Partners LLP

RogersWilliams Capital Partners invests and acquires technology companies, with a focus in medtech, biotech and pharmaceuticals.

Charlotte
RTP Capital Associates

RTP Capital Associates is an angel network that guides and invests in seed and early-stage companies, primarily in the Southeastern U.S.

Research Triangle Park
Solanove

Solanove provides finance and strategy consulting services, including business plan writing, business mentoring, board development and international trade advice.

Raleigh
Southern Capitol Ventures

Southern Capitol Ventures provides capital to technology companies in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Southern Capitol Ventures focuses on early-stage companies in the software, e-commerce, digital media, mobile and healthcare IT industries.

Raleigh
Subveho LLC

Subveho provides early-stage pharmaceutical investors a virtual management team.

Durham
Syngenta Ventures

Syngenta Ventures, the venture capital arm of Syngenta AG, invests in innovative early and mid-stage agribusiness companies to help bring innovation to growers.

Research Triangle Park
The Launch Place

The Launch Place provides services to startups through two investment funds, business consulting services, subsidy programs and training and mentoring initiatives.

Research Triangle Park
Tidewater Equity Partners LLC

Tidewater Equity Partners invests in industries in North Carolina and throughout the southeast in industries including manufacturing, services, technology, finance, energy, retail and healthcare.

Wilmington
Trelys Funds

The Trelys Funds is a venture capital investment group that focuses on early- to middle-staged financings in industry sectors such as information technologies, communications technologies, biotechnologies and life sciences.

Cary
Triangle Angel Partners LLC

Triangle Angel Partners invests in early life cycle companies in the high tech and life sciences industries.

Chapel Hill
Trinity Fund Partners

Trinity Fund Partners is a merchant bank focused on early stage and middle market companies.

Morrisville
TRIPHASE Pharma Solutions LLC

TRIPHASE Pharma Solutions provides discovery, development, chemistry manufacturing and controls (CMC), and scientific regulatory consulting services to support preclinical, clinical and commercial products.

Raleigh
TrueBridge Capital Partners

TrueBridge Capital Partners is an asset investment firm.

Chapel Hill
Tryon Capital Ventures LLC

Tryon Capital Ventures is a boutique merchant banking firm that provides services to re-energize and stimulate struggling early-stage and middle-market companies by combining analyses, strategy, people and money.

Chapel Hill
ValueGen Partners LLC

ValueGen Partners is an asset-based private equity firm that partners with clients and plays a direct operational role to help achieve corporate and investor objectives.

Wake Forest
Wilmington Investor Network

Wilmington Investor Network is a private equity fund of angel investors.

Wilmington
Wolfpack Investor Network LLC

The Wolfpack Investor Network provides an angel investing platform and co-investment fund that leverages the NC State alumni network. Portfolio companies must have an NC State affiliation and be headquartered in the United States.

Raleigh