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WINSTON
SALEM
PARTNERS
ROUNDTABLE

Investment capital for Winston-Salem’s promising early stage companies.

About Us

WSPR is a group of over 60 accredited investors who are advancing the economy of Winston-Salem, North Carolina by investing together in promising early stage companies.

Our investors include seasoned business leaders with experience across a wide array of industries.  We are able to provide mentorship and strategic support in addition to investment capital.

 

Entrepreneurs

WSPR provides seed-stage funding to companies based in, or committed to relocating to, the greater Winston-Salem area.

Investment Profile

  • Typical investment size of $100K – $300K
  • Convertible notes or preferred stock
  • Will lead, co-lead, or follow
  • Board seat: in some cases where WSPR is leading an investment round, WSPR may request a board seat or observer seat.

Criteria

  • Companies must be based in, or committed to relocating to, the greater Winston-Salem area of North Carolina
  • Compelling customer problem
  • Compelling and defensible solution
  • Large addressable market; regional, national, or global in scope
  • Business model scalable with speed and capital efficiency
  • Focused go-to-market strategy
  • Led by talented, trustworthy, determined and resourceful management team
  • Industry agnostic, with preference for industries in which WSPR membership has expertise.  This includes healthcare, IT, data analytics, apparel, education, virtual reality, automotive technology, and unmanned aviation, among others.
  • Credible exit opportunities within 5 year time horizon
  • C-corporation entity type

Process

  • Contact hello@wsprfund.com for information regarding application submission.
  • Qualified applicants are screened by the WSPR leadership team.
  • Selected companies are then invited to pitch in person to the entire WSPR membership.
  • After due diligence, WSPR makes a final investment commitment, and participates in the investment as a single entity on the company’s cap table.

Investors

WSPR is a group of over 60 accredited investors who are advancing the economy of Winston-Salem, North Carolina by investing together in promising early stage companies.

Our investors include seasoned business leaders with experience across a wide array of industries.  We provide mentorship and strategic support in addition to investment capital.

For information on investor membership, contact hello@wsprfund.com.

Contact Us

For more information, send email to hello@wsprfund.com.