VentureSouth announced another year of record-setting investment activity. The South Carolina-based firm invested $12.7 million in 28 Southeastern early-stage companies in 2019, up from $7 million the previous year, representing an 82% increase in capital deployed.
The firm also broke a record for new investments, with 10 companies added to the VentureSouth portfolio in 2019 and made 18 follow-on investments to further support the growth of existing portfolio companies.
“Over the last three years, we have experienced substantial growth in our investment activity,” said VentureSouth Managing Director Paul Clark. “This represents an incredible amount of activity from our members, who collectively have made over 700 individual investments with VentureSouth.”
VentureSouth also announced two successful exits after the strategic acquisitions of Cirtemo and ecomdash and the expansion of its footprint with new groups in Hilton Head, S.C. and Wilmington, N.C.
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