Durham, N.C. – VentureSouth, one of the country’s largest early stage investment firms, is pleased to announce that Jonathan Heigel, a longstanding member of the group, will now serve as the director for VentureSouth Triangle in Durham.
After graduating from Duke University with a B.A. in economics and political science and an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business, Jonathan worked for the US Navy and several consulting companies across the US, before forming his own business consulting and advisory firms.
“VentureSouth is thrilled to continue working with Jonathan, now in his role of director of our angel investment group in the Triangle,” said Paul Clark, managing director of VentureSouth. “Jonathan has been a valuable VentureSouth member for several years, as an investor, due diligence team member, and advocate. His service on the board of directors for portfolio companies, most recently for Seal the Seasons in Durham, lets him apply his consulting and entrepreneurial expertise, to early stage companies in the region. We are thrilled to have him leading our efforts in the Triangle.”
“I’m very excited to be taking on an active role representing VentureSouth in the Triangle,” said Jonathan. “Having recently relocated to Raleigh, it’s incredibly exciting to see how the region has exploded in so many ways since my college days. The vitality and volume of entrepreneurs, venture investors, and the startup ecosystem matches anything I’ve seen elsewhere in the country, and I’m excited to become a part of it.”
With over 500 members, VentureSouth has invested in over 100 companies throughout the Southeast, including over 25 in the Triangle. The organization is excited about continuing to attract new investors into early stage investing, and funding companies in one of the most dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystems in the Southeast.