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LAUNCHLKN

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for the future of entrepreneurship in Lake Norman and Charlotte

INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY?

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LaunchLKN is aiming to establish meaningful connections with companies and supporters that are interested in investing in our mission, vision, and community. If you are interested in partnering with LaunchLKN, we’d love to connect.

WHY LAUNCHLKN?

The Lake Norman towns of Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, and Mooresville are growing exponentially and ripe with talent and expertise. We exist to create a whole community that is greater than the sum of its parts.

LAUNCHCLT FUND

is the catalyst that Lake Norman & Charlotte need

& an evergreen venture capital fund managed by LaunchLKN to provide capital to venture scale businesses in the Charlotte Metro Area.

For Investors

  • Access to the most successful start-ups in the region

  • Low-fee approach helps improve net returns

  • Lower risk approach to supporting early stage

For Entreprenueurs

  • Liquidity for employees and management at leading CLT startups

  • $5M in Charlotte-centric early-stage capital

  • Alternative mindset to angel investing

For The City

  • Attract and retain entrepreneurial talent in Charlotte

  • Expand our base industries into more technology-based

  • Create job growth and accelerate new business formation

NEXT GENERATION

of breakout companies

the

in the Charlotte region will be raising their first rounds of institutional financing during the investment period of the LaunchCLT Fund

We aspire to power a comprehensive early-stage platform that leverages multiple approaches to investment & entrepreneur

Not only are start-ups key economic drivers, they are a cultural component of modern cities. While Charlotte struggles to overcome its legacy culture,  other emerging eco-systems have taken action. Now, it's our turn to

serve as a magnet for relocating talent.

using an innovative model that includes

STRONG ALIGNMENT OF INCENTIVES

REDUCED RISK PROFILE

CLT REGION CENTRIC

LOW COST MANAGEMENT

 & a world-class investment committee

GUEST SPEAKERS

SITE VISITS

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Chris Langford

Partner, Idea Fund Partners

Former Head of Lowe's Ventures

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Mark McDowell

Partner, Real Ventures

MIIT Engineer/ Serial Entrepreneur

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Don Rainey

Partner, Grotech Ventures

Adjunct Professor, U of Maryland

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