New Orleans: An entrepreneurial hub
Over the past 15 years, the Greater New Orleans region has transformed into a hub for entrepreneurial activity. Founders are drawn to the unique culture and supportive community, and investors get to take advantage of a cost of doing business that allows their capital to stretch farther than competing markets. The area is rich in diversity, allowing investors to back minority- and woman-owned companies at a higher rate than competing regions. In fact, metro New Orleans is #4 in the USA for Woman and African-Americans in tech and digital media.
Our Proven Track Record
Funders can leverage a rich suite of tax incentives, including a 25% digital media cash credit. Over the past year, there have been more than a dozen major exits in New Orleans, including Lucid ($1.1B), SunPro Solar ($850M) and Levelset ($500M), driving significant returns to investors from across the country, and globe.
Grow with the community
Creativity, ingenuity, passion—the culture of New Orleans is unmatched. And the network of strategic investors and funding organizations is helping it grow more than ever. Because when we invest in New Orleans, everyone wins.
PosiGen raises $100m for expansion outside of Louisiana
PosiGen, the 10-year-old New Orleans company that specializes in marketing solar energy systems to lower-income households, has raised $100 million in new financing for expansion. Read the full story here. [...]
2021: A Watershed Year for New Orleans Startups
With so many exits this year, 2021 will surely be remembered as a watershed moment for the New Orleans startup ecosystem. Many of these deals happened later in the year, so they are not yet reflected in our data, but t...Read More
El Guapo Bitters, a unique New Orleans startup, prepares to go national
One of the fastest-growing young companies in New Orleans also is responsible for giving the city a quirky distinction in the food and beverage world: Homegrown startup El Guapo Bitters & Syrups is the country̵...Read More
IMOTO, a real estate images firm, is latest New Orleans start-up bought by bigger company
IMOTO, founded nearly 10 years ago by former real estate broker Darryl Glade and photographer Kris Haug, was sold together with RocketPhoto, a technology platform the two started four years ago with employee Hannah Wal...Read More
New Orleans Food and Beverage Companies Are Having a Moment
The sale of New Orleans-based healthy drinks company Big Easy Bucha to Latin American beverage company Beliv is the most dramatic evidence to date that the local food manufacturing industry is having a moment. Read the...Read More