Growth capital for
entrepreneurs & small businesses
Silicon Harbor Ventures (SHV), founded in 2013, is an investor managed fund targeting investments in micro cap companies in Charleston, South Carolina. The fund is designed to provide the benefits of angel investor clubs through the investor managed structure with the added benefit of committed capital.
As an angel fund, the majority of our investors are active in the evaluation and due diligence process of each application.
We look to partner with manager and owners who have significant resources committed to their business, and have a focused vision to grow their business that can be enhanced by additional management, strategic, operational and financial resources.
Our members have expertise in a diverse background of industries and all the capital belongs to the management team and members, demonstrating our true desire to partner with our portfolio companies.
Silicon Harbor Ventures is an investor managed venture fund and investment opportunities are screened through our multi-step deal review process. We look for deal terms that are fair and lead to success for our members, investors and portfolio companies. Some structures include but are not limited to the following:
SHV will only consider applicants who meet each of the following criteria:
Investment opportunities are screened through a process where fund members evaluate opportunities:
We require submission of certain items to be considered. Applications that do not include the information below are incomplete and will not be considered:
If you meet the SHV criteria and are interested in applying for funding, please submit an application.
is an entrepreneur and investment professional with over 25 years of experience. Mike lives in the Charleston area and is active in providing capital to small businesses in a wide variety of industries through several dedicated funds managed by Gold Ridge Asset Management. Previously, he built and sold the software company Xtract Research which focuses on legal oriented research for institutional investment firms. Prior to forming Xtract, he spent almost 20 years as an analyst and portfolio manager at several Wall Street firms, including Hamilton Partners, Morgan Stanley and Eagle Asset Management. Mike graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and has a MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst Designation.
is an entrepreneur and investment professional with over 15 years of experience. Manish is active in providing capital to small businesses in a wide variety of industries through several funds managed by Gold Ridge Asset Management. Previously he was the co-founder of Xtract Research and helped build and sell the company. Prior to forming Xtract, he was actively involved in a start up financial support company to develop outsourcing solutions for hedge fund operations. He was also a trader for several years as part of a risk arbitrage team. Manish has a BS in accounting from the City University of New York.
Membership to Silicon Harbor Ventures is by invitation.
A potential investor must meet the following criteria to qualify for membership.
Applicant should be an accredited investor in accordance with the guidelines and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States.
An accredited investor has an individual or joint net worth of at least $1 million, or an annual individual income of at least $200,000 or joint annual income of at least $300,000.
The minimum investment to participate in the fund is $50,000.00 Applicant should have relevant experience and expertise to be able to perform due diligence processes, mentor and coach companies, and have an accessible network for future investment needs.
Members are required to participate in all events and activities of the investment group.
Interested in becoming a member investor?
Complete and submit a membership inquiry form.
Coastal Pizza is a Franchisee of Little Caesars and owns and operates multiple locations in Georgia and South Carolina. SHV provided a senior secured term loan for the purchase of additional stores and build out of new stores.
SHV, in partnership with SIB Fixed Cost Reduction LLC, a Charleston based company, acquired HOA Advisors, a Florida based independent energy advisory firm, to provide energy saving solutions to the SIB client base and continue expanding the HOA services to other markets. SHV made an equity investment and provided a senior secured term loan.
Prior to contacting us, we request that all entrepreneurs or potential investors please fill out our application paperwork so that we can have a basis for a discussion prior to a phone call or meeting. We will reach out to everyone who submits their information who meets our criteria.
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