Launch Tennessee encourages private investment at the crucial early stages of a startup’s journey. Capital availability has never been stronger; Tennessee is #2 in the Southeast for growth in venture investment over the last five years. We offer a range of opportunities to catalyze additional capital flow.
Angel Tax Credit
The Angel Tax Credit incentivizes support from new and existing angel investors, thereby providing more early-stage capital for Tennessee startups. Angels can earn up to $50,000 in tax credits against their Hall Income tax liability for their investments in pre-qualified startups.
The LaunchTN Innovation Capital Continuum includes three equity initiatives: the Impact Fund, the Blended Capital Fund, and the Follow-on Fund. Funding from each ICC initiative requires a match of private dollars, a thorough diligence process by LaunchTN, and approval from the ICC Investment Committee.