NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Southern Capitol Ventures, a venture capital firm that focuses on early-stage technology and life science companies in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, said today that it has closed on its second fund, worth $15 million.
 
Investors in the fund include Square 1 Bank, Capitol Broadcasting, and individual investors.
 

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