Thursday, January 15, 2015

LockerDome names 10 Charlotte hubs jolting startup flurry

A new ranking praises Charlotte's "unstoppable" startup ecosystem, and names the top 10 incubators and venture capital firms helping to make it happen.

LockerDome, a St. Louis-based social networking site that catalogs users' interests and allows them to share articles and factoids with like-minded enthusiasts, has listed Packard Place, SierraMaya360, Ventureprise and RevTech Labs as some of the front-burner groups helping spur the city's startup scene.

Heading the list is SierraMaya360, an early-stage venture capital firm seeking to connecting promising startups with top-tier investors and notable celebrities.

Amish Shah

The firm is a re-brand of local entrepreneur Amish Shah and longtime investor Eric Kagan's original firm, Sierra Maya Ventures, that now includes two new partners, offices in Charlotte, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and an enhanced mission to promote a client's startup in media and in front of tech-savvy investors.

Other Charlotte firms that made LockerDome's list include:

Read more about these incubators and hubs at LockerDome.