The Arkansas Venture Capital Ecosystem Review:
Innosphere Ventures Releases New Report on VC Investment Trends
The newly released Arkansas Venture Capital Ecosystem Review covers investment trends shaping the state’s venture ecosystem, spotlights opportunities as the COVID-19 crisis gives way to recovery, and reveals challenges for up-and-coming innovation hotspots such as Arkansas.
The investment data, collected from PitchBook, suggests that the Arkansas startup ecosystem has shown impressive growth and consistency moving into the new decade. The state has been posting elevated deal counts and total deal value over the past few years and was able to achieve comparable investment activity during the pandemic year. 2021 VC activity is currently on pace to surpass 2020 and potentially be the largest on record.
In just the first half of 2021, there have been 16 total deals with a cumulative $60 million in value. Which, at this pace, will easily exceed the investment and number of deals from last year. This Arkansas report comes after Innosphere released the VC reports which detailed the Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado venture capital ecosystems.
Download the Arkansas review below or contact Emily Wilson to request an emailed copy,
“Innosphere has taken significant strides to position our organization for even more economic impact by purposefully expanding throughout the Mid-America Mountain Plains Region and by laying the groundwork to launch a second venture capital fund,” said Mike Freeman, Innosphere Ventures CEO. “One of Innosphere’s focus areas is ensuring that we have accessible capital to fuel new ventures that can fuel the future economy.”
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ABOUT INNOSPHERE VENTURES:
Innosphere Ventures accelerates the success of science and technology-based startups through its unique accelerator and commercialization programs, specialized laboratory facilities, and venture capital fund. Innosphere has supported founders and CEOs building high-tech companies for 24 years and is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a strong mission to grow the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Innosphere’s leading accelerator program can be found at: www.innosphereventures.org.
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