Unlocking new value through expanding opportunities
in communities that have been overlooked
by traditional investment capital
It's time to question the way things are being
done - there is a better way to make an Impact
Hannah Kirby has nearly 30 years of corporate finance, public and private securities investment, and commercial real estate experience.
As an early adopter of the Opportunity Zone Initiative, Hannah served on the White House Counsel of Economic Advisors, Opportunity Project in 2018.
Carolina Opportunity Funds has closed two OZ projects, with a third currently in due diligence, totaling over $15,000,000 in outside capital. In 2020, the company launched its first $50,000,000 impact fund focused on the bioeconomy.
Ben is an experienced Venture Capital professional who has specialized in sourcing startups for the past three years. He has sourced and vetted startups in the AgTech, Enterprise SaaS, Blockchain, FinTech and InsuraTech.
Ben joined Carolina Opportunity Funds in 2020 to provide deal sourcing within the Qualified Opportunity Zone Business investment space and to manage the IMPACT criteria for operating businesses within the Fund's portfolios.
Ben’s previously founded, Sourcing Startups, a Texas based Venture Capital contracting firm for VC deal-sourcing. Sourcing Startups provided multiple deals per month to their clients and conducted the first screening process for all the startups reviewed, providing mid-pipeline deal flow.