Starting & Growing Our Own

Welcome to the First Launch Capital Fund. We invest in entrepreneurs and small businesses to expand the culture of innovation throughout the 12 county Piedmont Triad Region of Central North Carolina. The Fund is focused on capital appreciation, economic development and job creation through investments in early-stage companies with high growth and future funding potential.


About Us

First Launch Capital Fund is a seed stage venture fund based in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. We invest in start-ups and early-stage companies, with high growth and future funding potential, at their earliest stages. Our primary focus is on tech and tech-enabled companies headquartered in the 12 county Piedmont Triad. Our team and investors work closely with entrepreneurs to build scalable businesses.

Entrepreneurs, if your business…

Is based in the Piedmont Triad. Is scalable, fundable, high growth. Has a minimum viable product that has been market tested (beta or customers). Has the potential to generate attractive returns for investors and create jobs.

Then… we WANT to talk AND meet you!

Our Approach

Start-ups/Early-stage Companies

Companies with market tested products (beta or customers), a leadership team that can execute on the business model and attractive potential investor return. Companies can expect us to work closely with them to scale their business through introductions and partnership development.

Piedmont Triad based Companies

Companies located in the 12 county Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina.


Lead Investment or Co-Investment

We can lead an investment for companies raising their first round of capital. We will also co-invest in companies raising traditional Seed and Series A rounds with other investors.

Our transaction size ranges from $25,000 – $150,000 with possible add-ons from our LPs.

“If you believe in a community you have to invest in its entrepreneurs.”

– Steve Case