CED helps you connect to the capital your company needs

The biggest challenge that most growing companies face is raising capital. From finding and connecting with the right investors to creating a powerful pitch, it’s a process that isn’t easily navigated. That’s where CED comes in.

Our biggest focus as an organization is to ensure that capital is accessible to regional companies wanting to scale up. We are dedicated to identifying the investors that are ideal for each company, and we do this by building a relationship with entrepreneurs from the start.

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The North Carolina angel community is wide open and accessible for start-ups.  So, when launching your fundraising efforts, capital connections and introductions are helpful, but we predominantly add value in other areas. At this stage, CED becomes an invaluable partner by offering educational services like how to choose the right investors, build and present an impactful pitch, and get your fundraising off the ground.

Connect to Capital

Our connection process is intentional and yields great results.

100+

Companies actively raising

500+

Engaged Investors

300+

Introductions per year

$60M+

raised with CED support

Picking the right partner.

Choosing an investor that’s an ideal fit goes beyond just the funding. We’ll start by getting to know you and what your company is all about—your goals, criteria, etc. Then, we’ll introduce you to potential capital resources that are aligned with your copmany and your goals–and that will be your champion.

Getting your pitch perfect.

Whether you have a pitch deck ready, or have one started, we can help you get it into shape. We aren’t going to build your deck for you, but we are going to coach you into creating the strongest pitch possible. We’ll assess what you have and give you constructive feedback for optimizing it. Then we’ll connect you with local resources that can help you further improve the narrative. And finally, we’ll give you the chance to practice your pitch to a small group before taking it out into the world.

Growing past the capital seeds.

Once your first stage of investment capital has closed and your company is ready to scale up, you’re ready for the deeper fundraising. CED will continue to partner with you and your company to help make this happen. We’ll assist you with getting a comprehensive, targeted investor prospect list. We will facilitate introductions with out-of-region investors, and the chance to get in front of large groups of influencers for wider exposure—and a wider net to find the next level of funding.

It’s a process, but it works.

Finding and securing investors is not a process that happens easily or immediately. Like building your company, it takes time and effort and focus. You’ll be meeting with many investors, and only matching with a few. This is a good thing, because you want the exact right fit in order to scale in the right way. CED has a proven process, and we’re with you every step of the way to assure that you’re staying in the right lane.

“CED has been a great resource for Intake Health and me personally as an entrepreneur. The free content, events, and community they bring to the triangle are invaluable to the startup ecosystem. They are a like a C-level business development partner that has helped us win funding and connect with potential partners and customers at a rate that would not be possible alone.”

Michael Bender // Founder & CEO // Intake

Attention Investors

CED collaborates with regional and out-of-state investors, building connections to North Carolina’s high-growth companies that are ready to scale. If you would like to partner with us, receive on-demand deal flow, and get to know our local investors, get in touch and we’ll get you connected.

become a Partner

When you partner with CED, your support network grows exponentially. We take your vision, our expertise, and a huge network of resources, and create a support path that helps you realize your goals.

Investor Network

Here is a sampling of the investors we are currently working with to create access to capital for our partner companies.

112 Capital

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5AM Ventures

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7 Gate Ventures

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8VC

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AbbVie Ventures

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Active Capital

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Aflac Ventures

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Ag TechInventures

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Aisling Capital

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Alexandria Venture Investments

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Amgen Ventures

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Anthos Capital

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Arch Venture Partners

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Arix Bioscience

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Arsenal Growth

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Atlanta Ventures

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Atlas Venture

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Ballast Point Ventures

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BB&T Ventures

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Bio/Med Investor Network

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BioInnovation Capital

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Bioventure Partners

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BIP Capital

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Blue Heron Capital

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Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund

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Bootstrap Advisors

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Brentwood Capital Advisors

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Brian Hamilton Foundation

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BrightEdge Venture Fund

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Bull City Venture Partners

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund

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Canaan Partners

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Carolina Angel Network

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Castle Digital Partners

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Catalyst Partners

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Charleston Angel Partners

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Charlotte Angel Fund

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Cherokee Investment Partners

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Chrysalis Ventures

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Cofounders Capital

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Colopy Ventures

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Comcast Ventures

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Core Capital Partners

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Covera Ventures

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CRV

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CureDuchenne Ventures

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Cypress Growth Capital

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Daerter Group

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Deerfield

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Digitalis

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Dioko Ventures

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Dow Jones Ventures

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Draper Fisher Jurvetson

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Draper Triangle Ventures

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Duke Angel Network

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East Carolina Angels

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Echo Health Ventures

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Ecliptic Capital

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Edison Partners

Edison Partners

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Eli Global

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Epidarex

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F-Prime

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Ferguson Ventures

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FHI Ventures

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Fintop Capital

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First Launch Capital Fund

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FJ Labs

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Flyover Capital

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Flywheel New Ventures

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Fresenius Medical Ventures

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Fulcrum Equity Partners

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Good Growth Capital

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Google Ventures

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Gray Ghost Ventures

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Greenhawk Corporation

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Grey Sky Venture Partners

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Greycroft Partners

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Grotech Ventures

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H.I.G. Capital

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Harbert Growth Partners, LLC

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Hardball Capital

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Hatteras Venture Partners

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High Country Impact Fund

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HUB Angels

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Hustle Fund

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IDEA Fund Partners

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Illumina Ventures

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IMAF – RTP

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Innovacorp

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Insight Venture Partners

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Institutional Venture Partners

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Intel Capital

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International Farming

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Intersouth Partners

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iSelect Fund

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JMI Equity

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Jurassic Capital

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

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KdT Ventures

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Kinetic Ventures

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Knoll Ventures

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Las Olas Venture Capital

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Lattice Ventures

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Lighter Capital

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Lightspeed Venture Partners

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Lilly Asia Ventures

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LLR Partners

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Longitude Capital

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Lowes Venture Capital

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Lumira Ventures

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Madison River Ventures

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MANN+HUMMEL

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Material Capital Partners

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Mayo Clinic Ventures

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McCarthy Capital

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McKesson Ventures

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MDO Holdings

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Middleland Capital

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Mjalli Investment Group

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Morgan Creek Capital Management

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Motley Fool Ventures

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Mountain Group Capital

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Mucker Capital

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New Enterprise Associates (NEA)

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New Richmond Ventures

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NEXT Investors

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Noel Ventures

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Noro-Moseley Partners

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OCA Ventures

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Okapi Venture Capital

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One Better Ventures

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ORIX Ventures

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Osage University Partners

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Osage Venture Partners

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OSF Ventures

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Oval Park Capital

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Oxford Finance

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Paladin Capital Group

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Palm Drive Capital

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Pappas Capital

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Pfizer Venture Capital

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Plexus Capital

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Polaris Partners

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PSP Growth

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Queen City Fintech

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RA Capital

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Radian Capital

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Red Hat Ventures

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Redwood Digital Group Fund

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Relevance Capital

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Renewal Funds

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Resilient Ventures

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RevUp Capital

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Rex Health Ventures

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RIoT

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River Cities Capital Funds (RCCF)

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Riverside Acceleration Capital

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Route 66 Ventures

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RTP Capital

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Rubicon Venture Capital

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Sangus Partners

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Satter Investment Management

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Seminal Capital Partners

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SeventySix Capital

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SharpVue Capital

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Sierra Ventures

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Signature Bank

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SJF Ventures

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Sopris Capital

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Southeast Investor Group

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Spring Mountain Capital

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SSM Partners

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Stanley Ventures

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Starlight Ventures

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Start100

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Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners

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Stripes Group

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Susquehanna Growth Equity

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Swan & Legend

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Syngenta Ventures

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Takeda Ventures

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TDF Ventures

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Tech Square Ventures

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Techstars

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The Launch Place

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The Startup Factory

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Thiel Capital

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Tidewater Equity Partners

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Tiverton

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Tobacco Road Partners

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Triangle Angel Partners

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Trinity Ventures

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Updata Partners

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Velocity Fund Partners

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Velocity Pharmaceutical Development

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Venture Asheville

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VentureSouth

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Village Capital

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Vista Equity Partners

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Vivo Capital

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Vocap Investment Partners

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VTC Innovation Fund

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Warburg Pincus

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Wavecrest Growth Partners

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Wilmington Angels for Local Entrepreneurs

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Wilmington Investor Network

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Wolfpack Investor Network

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