Southern Capitol Ventures

Southern Capitol Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in early-stage and mid stage companies. The firm also considers investing in later stage opportunities and spinouts partnering with larger venture capital funds. It considers investments in technology and life science businesses, which typically includes e-commerce, software, digital media, wireless, mobile, and healthcare information technology.

Ben Brooks

Founding Partner

17 past transactions

ArtusLabs

Series A in 2008
ArtusLabs is developing and deploying Web 2.0 enabled software platforms that enable groups of scientists, and thereby individual scientists, to deliver significantly better (and more) business value to their shareholders, faster. ArtusLabs was founded by the same proven team that formed Synthematix, the award winning organization that pioneered the Enterprise Electronic Lab Notebook marketplace. This leadership and development team has extensive expertise in processing, mining and managing complex scientific data and information generated from research activities. With a wealth of experience and very close relationships with scientists around the globe, the team at ArtusLabs continues to build the best collaborative customer experience and technologies for researchers -- hands down.

WeddingWire

Venture Round in 2011
WeddingWire, the global category leading technology company serving the $200 billion international wedding and events industry, is the largest online vertical marketplace connecting engaged couples with event professionals. With more than three million consumer and professional peer reviews across 15 countries, it is the industry leader in reviews. The site enables engaged couples to search, compare and book from an extensive database of more than 250,000 reviewed event professionals, from venues to photographers. Engaged couples also have access to a suite of mobile and online desktop planning tools - including wedding websites and checklists, at no charge. WeddingWire provides event professionals with the technology they need to serve their clients, including a SaaS platform that powers the advertising, marketing, and CRM needs of local wedding and events businesses nationwide.

eMinor

Series B in 2008
eMinor, Inc. operates as an online music community. It focuses on providing networking and music-discovery tools for artists and fans. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Durham, North Carolina.

ChannelAdvisor

Series B in 2005
ChannelAdvisor is a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and manufacturers to increase the scale and profitability of their global sales through dozens of online channels including Amazon, Google, eBay, Facebook and more. Through automation, analytics and optimization, ChannelAdvisor leverages a single inventory feed to more efficiently list and advertise products online, connecting suppliers with shoppers to increase sales. Billions of dollars in sales are driven through ChannelAdvisor every year, and thousands of customers such as Eddie Bauer, Jockey and eBags depend on ChannelAdvisor to substantially grow their businesses. ChannelAdvisor is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC. For further information, visit www.channeladvisor.com.

Etix

Venture Round in 2008
Etix is an international web-based ticketing service provider for the entertainment, travel and sports industries, processing over 50 million tickets per year in 40 countries. As the largest independent ticketing company in North America, Etix provides flexible and secure online and box office ticketing solutions, integrated digital marketing services and robust e-commerce fulfillment to over 1,800 venues, theaters, arenas, festivals, fairs, performing arts centers and multi-use facilities. Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Etix has offices in China, Holland, Germany, Japan, and Austria. If you sell tickets, we can help you sell them better, smarter, more efficiently and with a higher return. Whether you need a full box office solution, online ticketing, or a hybrid system customized to your needs, Etix is your answer.

ChannelAdvisor

Series D in 2008
ChannelAdvisor is a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and manufacturers to increase the scale and profitability of their global sales through dozens of online channels including Amazon, Google, eBay, Facebook and more. Through automation, analytics and optimization, ChannelAdvisor leverages a single inventory feed to more efficiently list and advertise products online, connecting suppliers with shoppers to increase sales. Billions of dollars in sales are driven through ChannelAdvisor every year, and thousands of customers such as Eddie Bauer, Jockey and eBags depend on ChannelAdvisor to substantially grow their businesses. ChannelAdvisor is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC. For further information, visit www.channeladvisor.com.

Zift Solutions, Inc.

Series A in 2010
Zift Channel Solutions, Inc., a software-as-a-service company, develops channel marketing software. It offers ZiftONE platform for partner management, channel sales, channel marketing, channel learning, channel connectors, and channel services. Its solution is used by many roles, such as channel chiefs, channel sales leader, CIO/CTO, and channel marketing leaders. The company serves technology, telecom, and manufacturing industries. Zift Channel Solutions, Inc. was formerly known as Zift Newco Inc. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Jersey City, New Jersey.
DoublePositive Marketing Group, Inc. is an online marketing company that provides digital advertising solutions for modern marketers. Its solutions include cross-device performance marketing; programmatic, RTB, direct, and more; live hot transfers; and performance-based optimization. The company also sources leads for mortgage lenders and educational institutions, and transfers them live to their call centers. It serves lead buyers, lead sellers, and direct response advertisers. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Baltimore, Maryland. As of March 25, 2015, DoublePositive Marketing Group, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Output Services Group, Inc.

Global Value Commerce, Inc.

Venture Round in 2009
Global Value Commerce, Inc. operates as an e-commerce retailer in the golf industry. It provides technology solutions to product lifecycle management issues for manufacturers and retailers in the golf industry. The company offers new and preowned products in an online shopping experience for the golf consumers. Global Value Commerce, Inc. was formerly known as Global Golf Exchange, Inc. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Zift Solutions, Inc.

Series B in 2015
Zift Channel Solutions, Inc., a software-as-a-service company, develops channel marketing software. It offers ZiftONE platform for partner management, channel sales, channel marketing, channel learning, channel connectors, and channel services. Its solution is used by many roles, such as channel chiefs, channel sales leader, CIO/CTO, and channel marketing leaders. The company serves technology, telecom, and manufacturing industries. Zift Channel Solutions, Inc. was formerly known as Zift Newco Inc. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Jersey City, New Jersey.

AVIcode

Venture Round in 2009
AVIcode is the leading provider of application monitoring solutions for the Microsoft .NET Framework. With its award-winning technology and innovative products, AVIcode delivers the industry's most complete suite of application monitoring solutions used throughout the full application lifecycle.

ReverbNation

Series A in 2006
Independent Artists turn to ReverbNation for music industry connections, worldwide audience exposure and the powerful promotional tools necessary to advance their careers in today's digital music ecosystem. Driven by its mission to put Artists First, the company has grown since its 2006 launch to serve nearly 4 million musicians worldwide. In 2014 ReverbNation developed its proprietary curation-at-scale methodology to identify the world's most promising Artists early in their careers. This capability, coupled with its global audience, allows ReverbNation to bring the world's best emerging Artists unrivaled access to opportunity.

Art.com

Series A in 2004
We exist so you can have the art you love. This means giving you easy access to incredible art images and top-notch craftsmanship. Because when you find art you love, you'll love your space more... and that's what it's all about. We work with passion to bring you the world's largest art collection. Whatever your interest, your décor style, your inspiration – we're sure to have that piece you can't live without. We believe art is dynamic, personal and connected to now, and the experience of buying and living with it should be too. From the moment you browse our site to the day your art is delivered, our team has one goal in mind: to delight you every step of the way.

ChannelAdvisor

Series C in 2007
ChannelAdvisor is a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and manufacturers to increase the scale and profitability of their global sales through dozens of online channels including Amazon, Google, eBay, Facebook and more. Through automation, analytics and optimization, ChannelAdvisor leverages a single inventory feed to more efficiently list and advertise products online, connecting suppliers with shoppers to increase sales. Billions of dollars in sales are driven through ChannelAdvisor every year, and thousands of customers such as Eddie Bauer, Jockey and eBags depend on ChannelAdvisor to substantially grow their businesses. ChannelAdvisor is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC. For further information, visit www.channeladvisor.com.

ChannelAdvisor

Series B in 2004
ChannelAdvisor is a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and manufacturers to increase the scale and profitability of their global sales through dozens of online channels including Amazon, Google, eBay, Facebook and more. Through automation, analytics and optimization, ChannelAdvisor leverages a single inventory feed to more efficiently list and advertise products online, connecting suppliers with shoppers to increase sales. Billions of dollars in sales are driven through ChannelAdvisor every year, and thousands of customers such as Eddie Bauer, Jockey and eBags depend on ChannelAdvisor to substantially grow their businesses. ChannelAdvisor is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC. For further information, visit www.channeladvisor.com.

eMinor

Series A in 2006
eMinor, Inc. operates as an online music community. It focuses on providing networking and music-discovery tools for artists and fans. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Durham, North Carolina.