US Southeast Sees 30% Progress In New Enterprise Capital Agency Creation Since 2019

New report reveals rising entry to startup capital in America’s southeast area

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 16, 2021  — Embarc Collective, the startup hub which helps founders in Florida construct daring, thriving, scalable firms and Build In SE, a neighborhood on a mission to help founders selecting to construct their firms within the Southeast, right now introduced the findings from their third annual Southeast Capital Panorama Report.

The report, which was created to assist startup founders extra simply discover native capital sources and funding alternatives  throughout the Southeast (a area outlined as Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, & West Virginia) reveals an rising charge of latest enterprise capital agency creation over the previous three years.

In 2021, the report recognized 280 corporations within the area which are actively investing in pre-seed to personal fairness—demonstrating a progress of 40 new corporations since 2020’s report and 80 added corporations because the inaugural report in 2019.

The report attributes the area’s rising entry to capital to quite a lot of elements, together with:

  • Tech Migration to the Southeast: With distant work normalizing digital conferences between buyers and startup CEOs, {dollars} allotted to Southeast-based startups grew. This led to an inflow of newly relocated corporations and new funds raised to seize native deal move. Some examples embody Founders Fund, Harlem Capital, and Normal Catalyst, which all opened Southeast places of work up to now yr.
  • Densities of Startups in New Industries: Quite a few startups centered on fintech, digital well being, and enterprise SaaS are making a density of expertise that draws buyers. For instance, because the starting of 2021, life sciences firms in North Carolina have skilled over $3B in funding and created practically 3,000 new jobs.
  • Focusing Capital on Underrepresented Founders: 2021 introduced a shift within the VC panorama, with a rise within the allocation of funding for underrepresented founders. This shift is most dramatically seen in Atlanta, the place 41% of the 36 early-stage VC corporations determine as having a range focus throughout investments, a various fund administration staff, or each.
  • An Improve in Ladies Buyers: The state with the very best variety of lively girls buyers is Georgia with 25, adopted by Tennessee and Florida tied for second place with 19 institutional buyers. Over half (53 of 90, or 58%) of girls buyers within the Southeast maintain high management titles of Founding and/or Normal Companion, Managing Companion/Director, or Companion.

“By way of the Southeast Capital Panorama report, we’re not solely documenting this extremely encouraging rise in startup funding availability within the Southeast, however I consider this challenge contributes to it as properly,” mentioned Allie Felix, VP Platform of Embarc Collective. “Over time, we’ve heard many anecdotes from founders crafting their investor prospecting checklist and buyers discovering deal move from this useful resource, and I hope it continues to be a strong instrument for these teams.”

“Inside our respective startup communities, one of the frequent questions we hear is, ‘Who’re the lively buyers within the Southeast I ought to join with?’” mentioned Monique Villa, co-founder of Construct In SE. “Our main purpose is to not solely reply these questions for founders however to avoid wasting them treasured time in figuring out right-sized native capital to allow them to concentrate on firm constructing. The potential for progress within the Southeast is exponential, as we’re witnessing with MailChimp, Calendly, SmileDirectClub, and a rising checklist of different marquee firms constructing and scaling right here, turning the heads of buyers who will discover themselves drawn to the Southeast within the years to return.”

To study extra concerning the Southeast Capital Panorama, go to

About Embarc Collective

Embarc Collective is a nonprofit startup hub serving to founders within the Tampa Bay area construct daring, scalable, thriving firms. Embarc Collective presents hands-on help pushed by the distinctive objectives and wishes of every member startup at its 32,000 square-foot workplace in downtown Tampa. Member firms obtain custom-made, ongoing teaching and help from startup veterans to assist propel member firms’ progress. Embarc Collective works with a rising roster of over 100 early-stage startups and is the fastest-growing startup hub in Florida.

About Construct In SE

Construct In SE’s mission is to extend the variety of startup success tales within the Southeast by leveraging a cross-regional, collaborative community. Construct In SE is constructing regional intelligence via its staff of native Ecosystem Curators, Alliance companions, and investor communities, all in help of founders as they launch and scale their startups. Construct In SE is an authorized Profit Company headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

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