About this Program
We fund North Carolina’s promising female founders and mentor them as they create successful ventures. We aim to build a thriving investHER ecosystem in NC.
Our Investment Focus
We are an early stage angel network serving women founders in North Carolina. As such, we fund business ideas that demonstrate a high potential for success but may not yet have robust market traction. Preliminary screening criteria are listed below.
Our funding decisions bear many factors in mind including commercial viability, sustainability of market advantage and founder experience.The best way to be considered for funding is by warm introduction to our network via an xElle Ventures member or someone known and trusted by our network.
We invest in companies headquartered in North Carolina.
We focus on pre-seed and seed stage investments. Most companies we fund are seeking to raise an investment round of $20K-$100K. We will invest in these companies through debt financing.
We do not have a specific sector focus but rather we invest in the team, however, it is essential that one of our investors have expertise in the focus of the company.