VC  Alerion Ventures

     Office Locations:

105 Broad St.
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: 843-637-3634



  • Early
  • Growth



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Software & Internet



    Alerion Ventures is an evergreen venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments in scalable startups. Based in Charleston, SC, Alerion partners with entrepreneurs throughout the Southeast. Alerion Ventures targets one new company investment per quarter. Alerion will consider companies in a variety of industries, so long as they are capital-efficient and are targeting markets that will allow for substantial scale and return-on-investment. Primary areas of interest include business-to-business software and technology-enabled services and, more selectively, healthcare software and services and energy-efficient technologies. Alerion will not consider consumer-facing companies, drug discovery, medical devices, energy production, or project finance opportunities. While the primary focus is early-stage, opportunistic investments in growth-stage businesses with near term exit potential may also be considered. Based in Charleston, Alerion will consider investments in companies in the greater Southeast, but with a preference for those located in South Carolina and the neighboring states of Georgia and North Carolina.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Adam Bush Controller
    Lee Richards Managing Partner
    Wiley Becker Partner


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):




















      Series B


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Demand Driven Tech


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      Reveal Mobile
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      RootsRated Media

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