A new approach to investing in early-stage Triangle based companies.
In 2015, Triangle-based serial entrepreneur, Scot Wingo started the Triangle Tweener List focused on Triangle companies with over 10 people or $1m/yr in revenues.
After 7 years of data, we realized that this cohort of companies had very few closures, but also captured the Triangle's biggest and best exits.
In 2022, we launched the Triangle Tweener Fund to invest in Triangle Tweener companies using an index strategy.
Scot Wingo has a Computer Engineering degree from the University of South Carolina and a Masters from North Carolina State University. He is a serial entrepreneur and currently CEO of Spiffy.
Robbie Allen has a Computer Science degree from ECU and two Masters from MIT. He is a serial entrepreneur and currently CEO of Bionic Health.
Limited partners in the Tweener Fund are investors who are founders/operators in the Triangle, and open to having their name used and associated with the fund. These investors get unprecedented access to a group of local entrepreneurs and ecosystem supporters across the whole XTech spectrum!
One of the benefits of being in the Tweener Fund portfolio is you will have access to an unprecedented group of local entrepreneurs and ecosystem supporters with a wide set of experiences across industries and company sizes.
AgTech, EdTech, FinTech, HealthTech, MarTech, AdTech, CPG/E-commerce, ML/AI, you name it. Our group has experience across the whole XTech spectrum!
Paired Media, Fantasy Life, The Convoy
TekPub, Adzerk, Kevel
UMANA, Babel Ventures, Sustainable Food Ventures, Wild Earth
Merrill Lynch, AEA Investors, Blum Capital, YipitData, Front Porch Venture Partners
Covidien, Medtronic, MemberHub
ExtensisHR, Project Resource Services, LLC
Fulbright, Tesla, Proterra, Atom Power
EOS, Bunker Labs
Chairman Emeritus McKinney, EIR Duke, Cubist Martini
Venture Lawyer @ Robinson Bradshaw, Joystick Labs
Epic Games, Diveplane
Horizon Consulting, Babel Street, Pear Tree Heirlooms
Ecommerce/Marketing/Technology: News Corporation, Infonautics, Scan Mobile / Idealab, Fry Inc, Marc Ecko, Cornerstone Brands, Purchasing Power
Citrix, DigitalOcean, ServiceTrade
SmartPath, DoubleClick, ReverbNation, Adwerx, PlayMetrics
Triangle angel investor, investment crowdfunding advisor, HP, Intel, Adaptec, PLX
Davinci, Accipiter, Tethis, Next Century Spirits, Aries USA
Corporate Attorney – Greenberg Traurig, Moore & Van Allen, Founder of Forrest Firm, Managing Partner North Carolina for Michael Best
Serial entrepreneur, angel investor, small business & early stage mentor & philanthropist
Entrepreneur (On Target) and VC (Fulcrum Equity Partners & NC Venture Capital Multiplier Fund)
Eva Garland Consulting
theglobe.com, ToysRUs.com, eBay, The Feedroom, dms, Waterfall, MediaLink, Cooper Square Ventures, Techstars, Igniterate
Samanage, stealth newco
Retired orthodontist and independent investor
AlleyDog, BlackBoard, TransLoc, Vertroos Health
ChannelAdvisor, eBay, RetailMeNot, Zalando, Spoonflower, Shutterfly
Blue Acorn, iCi
Renaissance Reinsurance, Weather Predict, TigerRisk Partners, Pelican Venture, ImpactKarma
SaaS and Tech Enabled Leader, Selligent Marketing Cloud, NTT
Smashing Boxes, SB Ventures, Durham Bottling Co, STASH
Gather, Green Places
Accenture, Sageworks, Medfusion, Intuit, ChannelAdvisor, Pendo, Teamworks, LLJR Enterprises
CubicleGM, PopRule, PRTM, Google, Digital Turbine, Front Porch Venture Partners
BandLab, Fender, CBS, AOL, Spinner.com, Capacitance
John Deere, American Tire Distributors, Lowe’s
TeamSnap, Adwerx, WeaveUp, SportsEngine, Suggestion Ox, Dualboot Partners
Technologist / Real Estate Investments & Build /Early stage investor / LP
Tekelec, Oracle, INC Research, Syneos Health, Calyx, Lonerider Brewery, Lonerider Spirits, Sage Capital Ventures, Thyme Capital Group
Red Hat, Cloud Giants, RevdUp
Clover United, Clearmeadow Partners, Maxpoint
IOP Capital, Enage Talent, Casa Hodl, Punchlist
Office of NC Governor, Leadership NC, Independent College Fund of NC, Balfour Beatty, NC TECH Association
PWC, Alcatel, DunnWell, ServiceTrade
LLC / David Ritchie
Technology and healthcare entrepreneur, CEO at Validic
Retail Management Systems, Ruckus Pizza
(CEO and founder of Peoplelogic, co-founder DZone
New Media Campaigns
UNC, Quintiles, Syneos, Novartis
Booz Allen, Nortel Networks, Therasim, ChannelAdvisor
Netsation, WindWire, ChannelAdvisor
Decibel Event Management
Taiger, BrainScope, IndyCare
Partner Manning Fulton
Written Word Media
Disney/Pixar, Twitter, Google, VF Corp
ChannelAdvisor, BrainCheck, K4Connect
Capitol Broadcasting Company, Barfield Revenue Consulting
Digitalsmiths, TiVo, SlingTV, TBD Angels, Drive by DraftKings
Written Word Media
Ryder System, Cadillac Plastic, GE, Cogent Neuroscience, ICI UK, WR Grace, Citadel Plastics, Qualitor, Aurora Plastics
The Tweener Fund is a 'rolling fund' that is always open to new accredited investors. The minimum investment is $20,000 (four investments of $5,000 per quarter) and after that it is a quarterly subscription. You can always choose to invest more or longer.