How Angel Investors Make a City

What does a startup need to be successful? According to Charlie Banks,

Capital is clearly important. The number one reason startups fail is because they run out of cash. Outside of that, mentorship and the ability to [acquire] knowledge is as important as capital itself.


Charlie Banks is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Greenville-based VentureSouth, one of the largest Angel Investment networks in the United States. He’s also Executive Director of Venture Carolina, a sister organization focusing in comprehensive entrepreneur and investor education. In this episode, we learn the importance of regional strategy and vision in building strong investor ecosystems. Charlie also helps guide entrepreneurs through the investment process and how to prepare your business for funding and long term success.

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