CHARLOTTE — Charlotte-based financial technology investment firm, Carolinas Fintech Ventures, has raised $2.5 million in a private equity fund, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The fund looks to raise $15 million.

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The form was filed last week. The money was raised from 11 investors with a minimum investment of $100,000.

[Among the backers is North Carolina banking legend Hugh McColl, according to the Charlotte Business Journal.]

Carolinas Fintech Ventures is a early stage venture capital firm specializing in financial technology. The company primarily operates as a seed and Series A financial technology fund, giving startups the initial capital they need to get things up and running.

Currently the firm has invested in 25 businesses nationwide.

Ventures was co-founded in April 2017 by Dan Roselli and Nathaniel Clarkson.

Roselli is an established entrepreneur, serving as co-founder of Parkland Place,  entrepreneurial hub in downtown Charlotte. Clarkson brings nearly two decades of investment experience working in venture capital, business mergers and acquisitions and legal advisory roles, to Ventures.

The company works in affiliation with Queen City Fintech, a general technology accelerator program also founded by Roselli and Clarkson. Queen city works to facilitate the emerging technological and financial ecosystems in Charlotte, by providing capital to fund tech startups.

Though the firm operates in the private sector abiding by the Rule 506 exemption, the Securities and Exchange Commission requires that all firms electronically file a Form D, offering of  initial securities with the government.

This story is from the North Carolina Business News Wire, a service of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism