It’s Here! BIP Capital’s State of the Industry Report

We were so excited to see the results of our client, BIP Capital’s, The State of Startups in the Southeast report. This report delivers a comprehensive overview of the venture capital and startup ecosystem in the southeastern United States.

Taking an in-depth look at startup activity across nine southeastern states in the time period from January 1, 2012, to August 31, 2017, it reveals some positive trends, including:

  • There is a definite maturation of the startup ecosystem in the Southeast, particularly in Georgia.
  • Florida, North Carolina and Georgia lead southeastern states with respect to deal activity and total investment dollars.
  • The most investments in the Southeast in a single year occurred in 2014. That said, 2017 is looking to be a strong year, outpacing last year’s total number of deals and dollars invested.
  • Southeastern corporations are allocating more of their balance sheets to venture activities.

The report also highlights a few things we should expect to see in the near future, such as an increase in the type and amount of private market investment products as a result of increasing retail demand for the asset class. BIP Capital suggests that we will also see the emergence of mini-incubators and small startup office centers in smaller innovation hubs.

The full The State of Startups in the Southeast report goes into incredible detail on a state-by-state basis and we encourage you to download it for free here.

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