Venture Capital Programs

ADFA's Venture Capital Programs increase the availability of equity and near equity capital for enterprises in Arkansas that are emerging, expanding, relocating, and restructuring.

OVERVIEW

The existing ADFA “fund of funds” model has been expanded to include potential risk capital investments to Arkansas-based seed and angel capital funds. A portion of the SSBCI allocation has been set aside to assist with fundraising activities in support of the establishment of new seed and angel capital funds. These funds are intended to accelerate growth of Arkansas companies and the entrepreneurs that drive them. Over time, we wish to see an increase in the number of funds, but more importantly, to see growth in the numbers of successful business people participating in these funds. ADFA will build this industry by matching the investments of individuals who are willing to invest not only their capital but also their previous business experience to build, grow and mentor young companies. This form of economic development is long term. One of the keys to success will be the ability of these individuals to work together. ADFA will identify education and training opportunities to help grow the investment talents of new investors and facilitate a networking of funds in Arkansas.

Many organizations are engaged in building a strong entrepreneurial environment within the state of Arkansas.

Venture Capital Partners