Upstate Carolina Angel Network

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UCAN is a group of more than 50 accredited investors located in the Upstate of South Carolina who support early-stage, high-growth businesses in the Southeast with capital and expertise.



UCAN was founded by J.B. Holeman and Tim Reed and officially launched in the spring of 2008.  In 2014, UCAN began expanding into other markets and now operates a dozen angel groups and two angel funds across the Carolinas under the VentureSouth brand.  



UCAN has been led by Managing Director Matt Dunbar since its inception.  The group is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors comprised of influential business leaders in Greenville. 



UCAN members possess a broad array of business experiences and skills they bring to bear in helping to screen and evaluate potential portfolio companies. They also serve as a valuable resource for guidance and advice to entrepreneurs and their businesses once an investment is made. 

The group is always open to qualified new members, so please contact us if you would like more information.  Due to securities laws, membership is limited to accredited investors.  



UCAN meets on the third Tuesday of each month.  If you would like to present your company to the group for investment consideration, please review our process



Members can access our deal flow and portfolio platform by signing in to Venture 360.