Welcome to the Southeast Investor Group (SEIG)
Southeast investor group is a peer to peer membership composed of partners from 30 of the Venture Capital Funds in the Southeast, five corporate venture funds, and 25 individual investors (highly successful tech executives who have built and exited sizable companies). Members are capable of investing $250,000 to $15M. We celebrated our 20th anniversary in 2015. Collectively, the Group manages more than $1B in investment capital.
We look for teams of innovators who have developed unique and differentiated technology, and are following their vision from growth to maturity. These are risk takers who balance their decisions with reason and industry knowledge. They want to build a strong company that will make a difference and will grow to scale.
The Group has reviewed more than 10,000 business plans and viewed more than 1,000 company presentations. In the past five years, SEIG members annually invested in an average of 30-40% of the selected presenting companies.
SEIG was founded in 1995 to meet the need for intelligent capital and experienced mentoring in the Southeast. The lack of geographic proximity between cities in the Southeast has historically inhibited investors’ access to technology companies, making it harder to provide the same level of service to entrepreneurs as in concentrated areas such as San Francisco, Boston, and New York.
SEIG provides a gathering place for professional investors to identify innovative company opportunities, offer mentoring, and connect investors’ interests with appropriate companies. Members are invited to join. SEIG seeks to foster collaboration among investors through our Member Web Portal and with a SEIG Affiliate program established with tech hubs throughout the Southeast.
The 60 members reside in nine southeast states plus Texas and D.C. Each member contributes their own technology expertise to the Group. Membership is confidential and companies are contacted directly by members. We do not advertise. Companies are typically invited to apply to present based on a member’s direct knowledge, from trusted referral sources, or from affiliates of the Group.