Tri-State Investment Group

Tri-State Investment Group

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Headquarters Location

United States, Chapel Hill


The main office of this VC is situated in Chapel Hill. This investor is located in North America, United States.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 5-6 participants. Aside from Tri-State Investment Group, start-ups are often funded by TCV, New Enterprise Associates, eBay and 6 other funds. The most common co-investors for the fund are Wakefield Group, The Aurora Funds, The Atlantis Group and also 6 different VCs. The investors in the following rounds are usually New Enterprise Associates, eBay, Southern Capitol Ventures, and 7 VCs in total.

The fund has specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 2-3 years old to get investment from this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Marketing, E-Commerce. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 10 more industries for this fund. Motricity, Zoom Culture, Pinpoint Networks are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund.

The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Tri-State Investment Group is 5-10 millions dollars. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2010. In 2002, the fund's activity was at its peak. Tri-State Investment Group participates, on average, in 21 percentage points more than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. The fund generally invests in less than 2 deals every year.

Besides the listed founders, we have found 1 key employee of this fund in our database.

Fund Activity

Not operative

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

12.5% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

3.6 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.2 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

TCV, New Enterprise Associates, eBay

Funds Investing in Following

New Enterprise Associates, eBay, Southern Capitol Ventures

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