WILMINGTON, N.C. — Six startup companies have received more than $2.5 million in investment from the Wilmington Investor Network, the group announced Tuesday.

Companies receiving funds included: Wilmington Pharmaceuticals in Wilmington; Affinergy and Visitar in Research Triangle Park; Amulet Pharmaceuticals in Baltimore, Md.; and Chaologix in Gainesville, Fla.

The name of the other company, which is based in RTP, was not disclosed. The deal is expected to be announced before the end of the month.

“We have been very fortunate to find great companies to invest at an early stage and a great valuation for our investors,” said Michael Cain, WIN’s Managing Member. “We are pleased to have co-invested with other angel groups and VC partners.”

WIN announced the fundings at the Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s “Opportunity 2006” conference on Monday and Tuesday in Wilmington. More than 300 people attended the event, according to the CED.

Attendees heard from a number of keynote speakers, attended panel discussions, and had the opportunity to gather information about several startup companies that were invited to make presentations.

CED: www.cednc.org