New 2023 Report Now Available

The State of  Startups

Every year since 2018, BIP Ventures has published The State of Startups in the SoutheastSM report. This deep dive into the innovation and investment ecosystem is the most comprehensive data source of its kind. The report provides longitudinal insights into the performance of key technology sectors and lists of leaders in those sectors. It also identifies top investors in the region and across its states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Map of Southeast with orange circles located at capitols

The first half of the State of Startups in the Southeast explains the major trends that impacted the startup ecosystem in the Southeast. The second section focuses on the startup and investment activities for each of the states in the region. Collectively, the report shows where companies are launching and growing, the problems founders are solving, and what to expect from the Innovation Economy.

The State of Startups in the Southeast report intends to equip innovators and investors to execute an informed strategy. We hope it’s useful to you.

New Report

State of Startups Report 2023

Gone are the days of ‘growth at any cost’ and long lists of Mega deals. Instead, we see a heightened sense of responsibility and careful recalibration of venture capital funding. Across almost every state in the Southeast, the size of Seed investments rose.

State of Startups in the Southeast 2023

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