Investor Connect – Charlie Banks of VentureSouth

Investor Connect – Charlie Banks of VentureSouth

May 13, 2020 by investor

In this episode, Hall welcomes Charlie Banks, Co-Founder & Managing Director of VentureSouth.

VentureSouth based in Greenville, South Carolina, is one of the largest angel investment infrastructures in the US. The firm develops and manages angel investment groups and funds comprised of 300+ accredited investors and has invested $50M+ in over 70 early-stage companies throughout the Southeast.

Charlie calls himself a “serial entrepreneur turned investor”. He has founded, run, and invested in multiple manufacturing, financial services, building science, and real estate companies in South Carolina. He was recently named to the “50 Most Influential People” and “20 under 40” lists in Columbia, SC by two regional business publications.

Charlie says education is key in the startup world for both investors and entrepreneurs and VentureSouth facilitates this by running workshops and other educational programs.

Visit VentureSouth at and on Twitter at  

Charlie can be reached via LinkedIn at and via email at

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