IDEA Fund Partners will have more cash to go shopping with for investments, having closed on $2.265 million in new funding.
The cash for the IDEA Opportunity Fund came from 30 investors, according to an SEC filing.
Minimum investment was $25,000.
The first money was secured for the fund on Oct. 16.
IDEA Fund Partners is one of the most active early-stage VC funds in the Triangle. It most recently invested in Raleigh-based Finmark.
It invests in early-stage companies, usually from $500.000 to $1 million, leading or co-leading a seed round. In all but one instance, Idea Fund invested as part of a syndicate of other investors. “We invest with angels, angel groups, and other venture capitalists,” cofounder John Cambier recently told WRAL TechWire. “Over the years, we’ve co-invested with over 70 groups.”
About half of IDEA Fund’s early-stage investments have been in North Carolina companies, half from elsewhere. In NC it invested in Durham companies Argyle Social and Automated Insights, Raleigh-based Axial Exchange. IDEA Fund was also an early investor in Morrisville e-mail marketing firm iContact, which was acquired by Vocus. Also, Spiffy, and Pendo and wedpics.
Original Article Source: WRAL TechWire