Speaker: Matt Dunbar

Managing Director for VentureSouth

Meeting date: March 5, 2020

Presentation: Investing in Early Stage Ventures in the Southeastern Untied States

Matt Dunbar is Co-Founder and Managing Director of VentureSouth, an early-stage investment firm that operates angel investor groups and funds supporting early stage ventures in the Southeastern United States with capital and expertise.

Matt recently completed his second term on the Board of Directors for the Angel Capital Association, as well as his service on the Boards of Directors of Entegra Financial Corp (a $1.6 billion NASDAQ listed bank) and VentureSouth portfolio company Cirtemo, which were both acquired in 2019.  He currently serves on the Board of Zylo Therapeutics, a recent VentureSouth investment, along with Junior Achievement of Upstate South Carolina and the Board of Visitors of Clemson University.

Matt has served as a Lecturer in the Clemson University MBA program where he developed a course on Venture Finance, and for the Enviropreneur Institute at the Property & Environment Research Center in Bozeman, MT.   He is also the author and instructor of the Advanced Cap Tables workshop offered by Venture Carolina and the Angel Capital Association.

Matt was named one of Greenville’s 50 Most Influential in 2010, 2013 and 2017, and one of Greenville’s 35 Best and Brightest Under 35 in 2011.   He won the Phyfer Innovation Award from Clemson University in 2018.

Prior to launching UCAN and VentureSouth, Matt was a Project Leader with the Boston Consulting Group in their Atlanta office, and he began his career with Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, TN.

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