Southwest venture capital firms typically focus on opportunities in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico¬†and Texas, which include some of¬†the most populated areas in the United¬†States.¬†Some of the most prominent¬†cities in the area with emerging technologies and research¬†include Sante Fe, Albuquerque, and El Paso, which have¬†been attracting southwest funding from regionally-focused firms due to high-potential and market-transforming innovations.
With target industries including oil/gas, manufacturing, technology, energy, and healthcare, investors provide financing to companies in early to late stages¬†such as¬†start up, acquisitions, buyouts, and recapitalizations.¬†These companies¬†can aid the southwest region in skyrocketing¬†employment rates and driving economic development in the area.¬†Typical amounts provided by southwest financing companies¬†range from $100,000 to $50 million.
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Flywheel Ventures is a globel venture capital firm that focuses on seed and early stage business in IT and¬†physical sciences including digital services, infrastructure technology, energy technology, and water technology. Flywheel Ventures provides initial investment rounds ranging from $100,000 to $1 million.
Verge Fund is a New Mexico venture capital firm focusing on seed and early stage investments in the southwest region.¬† Interested in emerging technologies as well as engineering/scientific research, the company backs businesses in clean technology, electronics, and SaaS. Verge Fund also provides later stage investments to more mature companies.
Capital Southwest Corporation focuses on¬†later stage investments and growth financing for¬†profitable or near-profitable companies in diverse industries.¬† With investment amounts ranging from $3 million to $15 million, the company supports¬†growth needs, acquisitions,¬†recapitalizations, and buyouts.¬† To date, the firm manages¬†more than $500 million in assets.
Austin Ventures specializes in funding technology and services companies in all stages of development including seed stage, start up funding, growth equity, and buyouts.¬† With $3 billion in capital under managemnet, Austin Ventures focuses on businesses in Texas but also invests in companies across the nation.¬† Typical start up funding amounts can start at $100,000 and reach up to $20 million for expansion backing.
vSpring Capital specializes in life science and IT businesses in the Rocky Mountain region.¬† With¬†more than $400 million in committed capital, it provides early and seed stage venture capital funding with initial amounts ranging from $250,000 to $5 million. vSpring¬†Capital specifically focuses on enterprise/security software, medical¬†devices, diagnostics, and drug delivery technologies.