The five things we look for in startups

By July 31, 2017News

For aspiring entrepreneurs who might consider seeking early-stage funding, and for potential investors who might be interested in becoming angels, here’s a peek at what we are really seeking as we evaluate startups.

It has been a busy first half of the year for VentureSouth and the Upstate Carolina Angel Network. Thus far in 2017, our 11 angel investment groups — which now span from Asheville, N.C., to Hilton Head — have invested over $2 million in promising startups in the region, including Upstate companies ActivEd, Atlas Organics, KIYATEC, and Proterra.

As we catch our breath this summer and begin prioritizing our incoming pipeline of candidate companies for the second half of the year, it’s a good time to review and refine our target investment parameters. For aspiring entrepreneurs who might consider seeking early-stage funding, and for potential investors who might be interested in becoming angels, here’s a peek at what we are really seeking as we evaluate startups.

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