Breaking into VC Happy Hour

Meet our guest speakers

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Tech VC

"Cofounders is an early-stage seed fund focused on B2B software ventures predominately in North Carolina.  Created in 2015, we are former entrepreneurs turned investors and we help startup founders with everything from prototyping and testing value propositions to lining up beta customers."

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Tech VC and business model innovations

"As one of the oldest and most active early-stage investment firms in the Southeast, IDEA Fund Partners' investment philosophy has been honed from years of experience. We fund entrepreneurs who are applying technology and business model innovations to industries in the earliest stages of digital disruption with an emphasis on underserved people, places and stages."

Software, Internet, Mobile, Health IT and E-Commerce  VC

"We have one of the best partner-to-company ratios in the VC business. This allows us to add more value to each company. This also means each company is important to us. Our focused portfolio also leads to increased alignment with our entrepreneurs. "

Life science VC

"Pappas Capital invests exclusively in the life science sector – biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals, drug delivery, medical devices and related ventures – across the United States and Canada. "

VC & PE

"Established in 2007, TrueBridge Capital Partners is an alternative asset management firm focused on generating superior returns in the venture capital industry. TrueBridge is recognized for its data-driven approach to investing in venture and seed/micro-VC funds, as well as directly in high-growth technology companies alongside premier VC investors. The firm has a long-standing partnership with Forbes to produce The Midas List, The Midas List Europe, and Next Billion Dollar Startups, which highlight annual rankings of technology’s top investors and companies. The firm currently manages over $4.0 billion in institutional assets and is located in Chapel Hill, NC."

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Life science and tech VC

"Based in Durham, North Carolina, Intersouth Partners seeks a broad range of investment opportunities in the technology and life science sectors. Our experienced team has full-cycle experience in the complex matters associated with investing in fledgling companies, including technology assessment and transfer, management team development, corporate partnering, sales growth and successful exits."

VC & PE

"The Carolina Angel Network (CAN) brings together the UNC-Chapel Hill entrepreneurial community, University alumni network and innovative private companies to empower the businesses that drive our future. Its mission is to support the Carolina entrepreneurial community with an angel investing platform and co-investment fund (the Carolina Growth Fund) that engages and leverages the power of our alumni network."

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