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New VC fund raises $15M, starts investing

Patty Tascarella
New VC fund raises $15M, starts investing

Bank investors in the region’s newest venture capital fund have propelled fundraising to 60 percent of goal in a matter of weeks, and this influx has enabled Mountain State Capital to begin pumping capital into young companies. Mountain State has raised $15 million toward a $25 million goal, confirmed Matt Harbaugh, managing director. The fund was announced last summer, but really started obtaining capital in March when it received an SBIC — short for Small Business Investment Co. — license from the U.S. Small Business Administration.