VentureSouth Managing Director Recognized on Business Report's List of Icons and Phenoms

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VentureSouth is pleased to announce that one of its managing directors, Charlie Banks, has been recognized for his influence on the community and honored in Columbia Regional Business Report’s inaugural list of Icons and Phenoms.

Breaking with tradition, Business Report honored two groups of people this year: Icons and Phenoms. Banks was chosen as a Phenom, an up-and-coming, go-getter challenging the landscape. A panel of judges selected the honorees who were first nominated by Business Report readers.

Banks, along with 23 other business professionals, were honored at a luncheon on April 11 and will get a profile published in the April 22 issue of Business Report.

This is not the first time Banks has been recognized for his work; he was named one of Columbia Business Monthly’s 50 Most Influential of 2018 (for the fourth consecutive year) and one of The State newspaper’s 20 under 40 in 2016. Banks is one of three co-founders and managing directors of VentureSouth, one of the country’s largest early-stage investment firms comprised of nearly 300 private investors.

Banks also serves as the executive director of Venture Carolina, a sister nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive investor and entrepreneur education.

To read the complete list of Icons and Phenoms, visit this link.