The ranking was revealed as part of the 2020 Angel Funders Report issued by the Angel Capital Association in late October. VentureSouth was previously recognized as a top 10 group by the ACA in 2018 and 2019, and by CB Insights in 2014.
The Angel Capital Association is the largest professional development organization in the world for angel investing, with more than 250 member groups and 14,000 accredited investor members.
The recognition for VentureSouth resulted from 26 investments in 2020 totaling more than $9 million. In 2021, the group is already ahead of last year’s investment pace – and has now surpassed 400 total members with growth in 16 southeastern markets, including recent expansions into the Research Triangle and Pee Dee regions.
Co-Founder and Managing Director Matt Dunbar noted: “We are honored to once again rank among the largest and most active angel investing organizations in North America – especially in light of all the challenges and uncertainties presented by the pandemic. Our continued momentum is a testament to our highly engaged investors, talented staff, robust investing model – and the resilient entrepreneurs leading our portfolio companies.”