TechOperatorsTechnology Operators Fund II seeks opportunities to work with early and growth stage Arkansas companies in two sectors, software-as-a-service for small businesses and cybersecurity. Typical initial investments are $2 million to $3 million.

    Technology Operators Fund II
    One Buckhead Plaza
    3060 Peachtree Road, N.W., Suite 720
    Atlanta, GA 30305

    Contact: Glenn McGonnigle, Partner
    Tel: 404-537-2529
    Fax: 404-816-6929

Noro-MoseleyNoro-Moseley focuses on high-growth software business serving all industries and on Healthcare Services and Information Technology companies. Particular areas of interest for investing include: security and financial technology, video delivery, cloud migration and services, ecommerce platforms, mobility, consumer-oriented healthcare platforms, revenue cycle management, wellness and prevention, and regulatory compliance management software.

    Noro-Moseley VI and VII
    9 North Parkway Square
    4200 Northside Parkway, NW
    Atlanta, GA 30327-3054

    Contact: Spence McClelland, Partner
    Tel: 404-233-1966
    Fax: 404-239-9280

Fulcrum Growth Fund IIFulcrum Equity Partners is actively seeking opportunities to invest in rapidly growing Arkansas companies with a minimum of $3 million in revenue. Fulcrum typically invests $1 to $5 million initially, and up to $10 million in any one company. They consider investments in a wide range of industries with an emphasis on information technology, healthcare, greentech and technology enabled operating companies.

    Fulcrum Growth Fund II
    5555 Glenridge Connector, Suite 930
    Atlanta, GA 30342

    Contact: Philip Lewis, Director
    Tel: 770-551-6335
    Fax: 770-551-6330

Petra Growth Fund IIPetra Growth Fund II makes commitments of up to $10 million as junior capital per company. The firm focuses on companies with at least $10 million in revenue and $1 million in ebitda at the time of investment and finances expansion, acquisitions, buyouts or recapitalization for high growth and high margin companies. Target industries include healthcare, software, business outsourcing, information services and media.

    Petra Growth Fund II
    3825 Bedford Avenue, Suite 101
    Nashville, TN 37215

    Contact: Michael Blackburn, Partner
    Tel: 615-313-5999
    Fax: 615-313-5990

Fund for Arkansas' Future IIThe Fund for Arkansas’ Future (FAF) II focuses on investments in seed and early stage companies throughout Arkansas.  Investments are often in technology or biotechnology-related companies, though FAF II is not limited to any particular industry. 

  Fund for Arkansas' Future I and II
  P.O. Box 17107
  Little Rock, AR  72222

  Contact: Jeff Stinson, Executive Director
  Tel: 501-683-7459

Meritus Ventures, LPMeritus Ventures is a $36.4 million venture capital fund formed to make equity investments in private, expansion-stage companies in predominantly rural areas.

    Meritus Ventures
    P.O. Box 1738
    362 Old Whitley Road
    London, KY 40743-1738

    Contact: Ray Moncrief
    Tel: 606-864-5175
    Fax: 606-864-5194

Memphis Biomed Ventures II, LPMemphis Biomed Ventures II, L.P. invests in the health care industry, including medical device and biotechnology companies with a particular interest in companies developing product solutions for musculoskeletal disease. The fund invests at various stages of development from seed and early stage financings to later-stage deals.

    Memphis Biomed Ventures II, L.P.
    17 West Pontotoc Avenue, Suite 200
    Memphis, TN 38103

    Contact: Gary Stevenson, Managing Partner
    Tel: 901-322-0330
    Fax: 901-322-0339

Prolog IIProlog II seeks a balanced exposure to four key life sciences sectors:  biopharmaceuticals, medical technology, agriculture and nutrition, and healthcare information technology. Key selection criteria includes novel functionality, technical validity, the potential for strong intellectual property positions and large accessible markets.

    Prolog Ventures II
    7733 Forsyth Boulevard, Suite 1440
    St. Louis, MO 63105

    Contact: Brian Clevinger, Managing Director
    Tel: 314-743-2400
    Fax: 314-743-2403

SSMSSM Venture Partners invests in rapidly growing, privately-held companies most often in the business, healthcare, and consumer services industries. SSM is one of the largest and most experienced growth equity firms in the Southeast, having invested in more than 60 companies across five growth equity funds.

    SSM
    Crescent Center
    6075 Poplar Avenue, Suite 335
    Memphis, Tennessee 38119

    Contact: Wilson Orr, Managing Director
    Tel: 901-767-1131
    Fax: 901-767-1135