Investing in early-stage startups and venture funds in Tennessee

Powered by Launch Tennessee, InvestTN makes equity investments into Tennessee-located startups (Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A and B) and venture capital funds.

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As your local equity capital partner, InvestTN is committed to providing right-sized support for our portfolio companies and funds.


From our Tennessee Job Board to our Summer Internship Program, we can help source your next hires post-investment.


Are you an active investor in Tennessee or elsewhere in the U.S.? Our team maintains a growing database of active investors across industries.


Connect with a local, statewide, and national community via Tennessee’s premiere annual event – 3686 conference – and smaller regional gatherings year-round.

In addition to our talent, investor network, and community, InvestTN portfolio companies and funds have access to a statewide expert network and curated meetings during Launch Tennessee’s annual 3686 conference.

Apply for investment consideration today. Our applications never close.

To get started, we have a simple intake form to learn more about you, your company, and funding needs.

Tennessee's hub for startups and innovation

LaunchTN is a 501(c)3 that supports the startup ecosystem through capital, connections and commercialization.

Whether it’s support getting capital, networking at 3686 or support on commercialization plans, founders can connect with other resources on the LaunchTN website.

providing equitable access to capital so your business can continue to succeed

InvestTN is made possible by Fund Tennessee – $117 million in federal funding for Tennessee as part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s State Small Business & Credit Initiative (SSBCI) program. Whether your business seeks equity investments, lending or technical assistance, Fund Tennessee is here to provide equitable accss to capital so your business can continue to succeed in The Volunteer State. Learn more on the Fund Tennessee website.

Fund Tennessee is split into three programs.


InvestTN is the equity investment program within Fund Tennessee. Launch Tennessee operates the $70 million InvestTN fund, which is designed for venture-suited companies looking to raise Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A and B funding.


LendTN is a $47M debt (loan) program administered by Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) across Tennessee. LendTN assists new and existing Tennessee small businesses and entrepreneurs with funding needed to enter the market, stabilize, pivot, expand or restart (not operated by Launch Tennessee).


If you’re at the beginning of your entrepreneurial journey and could use help with legal, accounting or financial advisory services, check out AssistTN. AssistTN is designed to connect small business owners and entrepreneurs with the resources they need to be ready to receive a loan or investment (not operated by Launch Tennessee).