I  Start Co.


     Office Locations:

88 Union Ave 2nd Floor
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-213-7795



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Sports & Entertainment



    Start Co. was established by a group of Memphis area leaders to grow the city's entrepreneurial community. Through events designed to highlight Memphis' entrepreneurial activities, Start Co. hopes to welcome and nurture new technology startup businesses. Start Co. (501c3) supports the earliest stages of entrepreneurship in Memphis with dynamic programs that are designed to help potential entrepreneurs to take the first actionable steps of starting a new business. Additionally, Start Co. supplies ad hoc mentoring and a co-working space to lower the economic barrier of entry to incubation. For startups and businesses, Start Co. provides Memphis' only dynamic innovation economy programming to keep up-to-speed on the latest trends. The last 10 years of building have brought together 3 core enablers to build the future: the creation and launch of a 30 acre, digitally connected neighborhood for data sharing, technology development, and software advancements.

    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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    Andre Fowlkes President
    Chelsea Collier Director Digital Cities
    Eric Mathews Founder, CEO
    Mike Beevor Chief Technology Advisor
    Mike Mozenter Business Strategy


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