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Venture Capital Firms

Page history last edited by Nathaniel 10 years, 7 months ago

These are resources that I am familiar with for raising capital for startups. Clearly the focus here is around Louisiana, but there are resources here out of state as well.  If you're interested in raising capital, check out the tax incentives that might make your company more attractive to investment. I do make introductions for people to my contacts at these firms, but I also filter, so if you're interested, please check out the resources for writing a business plan and then feel free to contact me.

 

I'm often contacted by people looking for seed stage capital.  First, I'd recommend entering any and all business plan competitions that you are suited for.  If you are in Louisiana here is a list of resources for grants and seed funding that are available.

 

Angel Networks

  • AngelSoft - Many angel networks are standardizing on this common platform.  Make sure your business plan is in the correct format and submit it to any angel network that has is using AngelSoft.
  • Houston Angel Network - Very active angel network that I have been to a meeting of.
  • Lousiana Angel Network - I am not personally aware of how active this network is. Dawn Starnes was getting this off the ground pre-Katrina, and now it is managed by Dean Capital.
  • South Coast Angels - This is a new angel network in Lousiana.  I'm not sure of the activity level.

 

VC Firms 

 

Investment Banks

It is rare to find an investment bank that works with startups to find liquidity.  For that reason, I've included the resource we've worked with here.

  • Founders Investment Bank - based in Birmingham, AL, I found this group to have excellent familiarity with Internet startups

 

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