Up & Coming Weekly

June 16, 2020

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10 UCW JUNE 17-23, 2020 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Print & Business Services Westwood & Fort Bragg 439 Westwood Shopping Center ~ Fayetteville, NC 28314 910-860-1220 Print2974@theupsstore.com Best Business Card Prices in Town! $17.50 for 500 cards! Time To Celebrate Your Favorite People? Fabulous June Specials Class of 2020 Congratulations Kayla Johnson Angel investment group provides resources to businesses a STAFF REPORT e angel investment network VentureSouth is bringing its 14th branch to Fayetteville to offer re- sources to local investors. "Now, more than ever, we need fresh ideas from entrepreneurs," said Marty Cayton, VentureSouth Fayetteville director. Cayton is a local angel investor and owner of Fayetteville-based TeamLogic IT of Eastern N.C. "In addition to a full-time team to manage the process, the attrac- tiveness of VentureSouth's model is that it leverages the collective ex- pertise of 300+ angel investors who screen potential opportunities and conduct professional due diligence," Cayton said. With a model that has proven to be effective in various other locations, the team at the company expects the angel investment group will help culture the perfect environment for starting and growing new business- es. VentureSouth has helped numer- ous companies through its other branches already and plans to make a beneficial impact on Fayetteville. Across the board, the network has over 300 members who have in- vested $50 million and upward of 70 companies in the Southeast, to in- clude operations reaching through- out the Carolinas. In fact, the firm's investments in high-profile companies have been key to securing substantial returns for its investors. As far as Managing Director Charlie Banks is concerned, now is the perfect time for VentureSouth to come to Fayetteville. He has high hopes for the good that the network will bring to the economy here. "History has proven that many of the country's most successful com- panies were born during peculiar economic times," Banks said. "us, given the current environment, there will be significant opportunities for investors to gain exposure to many exciting, high-growth companies. ere is an obvious energy here, so Fayetteville is a perfect fit for Ven- tureSouth. We feel as if our profes- sional process and regional deal pipeline for investors will be a wel- comed addition to the ecosystem." Becoming a member offers several benefits. Members gain access to VentureSouth's educational curricu- lum, get connected with experienced investors and get to learn about new technology, business models and other entrepreneurs throughout the region, not to mention being pre- sented with investment opportuni- ties, all by simply paying a member- ship fee for the year. roughout the summer and fall, VentureSouth will have educa- tional and informational sessions for people who want to know more about what the network has to offer. Visit www.venturesouth.vc/ven- turesouth-fayetteville to learn more about membership and the sessions. For additional information, contact Charlie Banks at 803-414-6702 or charlie@venturesouth.vc or Marty Cayton at 910-237-2640 or marty@ venturesouth.vc. VentureSouth is coming to Fayetteville with its 14th branch. NEWS

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