VC  IDEA Fund Partners

     Office Locations:

104 City Hall Plaza, Suite 201
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-808-4000



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device



    IDEA Fund Partners provides seed and early stage equity funding along with company building expertise to IT, materials technologies and medical device companies in North Carolina as well as the Southeast regions. One of the principle objectives of IDEA Fund Partners is to serve as a platform and catalyst for angel investors to re-enter the market. Currently, IDEA Fund Partners focuses on helping companies in the following areas: IT Software, IT Infrastructure, Materials Technologies, Medical Devices, and Biomedical Applications. Typical initial investments will range up from $100,000 to $750,000 in an initial investment, with a total of $1.5 million including follow-up rounds.



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    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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    Chris Halligan Operating Partner
    David Jones Operating Partner
    John Cambier Managing Partner
    Katherine Manuel Operating Partner
    Lister Delgado Managing Partner


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      Series B


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Argyle Social
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      Automated Insights
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      Axial Exchange
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      BrightDoor Systems
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      Distil Networks
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      Reveal Mobile
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      Sarda Technologies
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      Social Solutions
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      Windsor Circle
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