Many companies raise funds from the 3 Fs (friends, family & fools) and traditional sources like banks and credit unions.
But some companies, particularly those looking to scale quickly, require early-stage capital that is usually accepted in exchange for an equity stake in the company. This can be an important bellwether for the health of an ecosystem.
In this analysis, we used a proprietary database called Pitchbook to track the early-stage investing in Fort Worth-based companies and then compared it to other large Texas cities. We tracked all early-stage investments (that includes seed, angel and venture capital investments (Series A, B & C)).