Later stage capital might be moving more toward the earlier stages

This is probably good news for those early stage start-ups that are typically found in much of Tennessee.

In a recent article in Crunchbase News, the author notes that firms that usually invest in growth equity are now competing with more traditional venture funds by investing more money into start-ups and at earlier stages of funding. That shift is making early stage investing a much more competitive and faster game for all involved.

“The time between meeting a Founder and closing a round is getting shorter and shorter because there’s so much liquidity,” said the Founder of Luge Capital, a Montreal-based seed and Series A fund focused on fintech in the U.S. and Canadian markets.

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