Supporting growth and implementation of ambitious ideas.

Discover how Pathfinder Lab works

About the Fund

Tar Heel Capital Pathfinder Lab is a tech incubator supporting concept stage projects and early growth stage startups.

Who are we looking for?

Tar Heel Capital Pathfinder Lab is a tech incubator supporting concept stage projects and early growth stage startups.

You’re a perfect fit if you are an expert in your field, whose aware of technology and the opportunities it provides. On top of that, you’re an enthusiastic and motivated entrepreneur with a project that:

  • has an engaged founding team
  • polishing a service or product for customers
  • operates in the fields of i.e. internet, mobile, new technology, biotechnology, medicine, healthcare, environmental protection or renewable energy
  • has a high growth potential, not limited to the domestic market
  • introduces or embraces innovation

What's in it for you?

We could boost your project with an investment up to EUR 200 000. In addition to financing, you would gain access to know-how and support of experienced investors and industry advisors. We will:

  • verify the idea and suggest the right growth direction
  • refine the product or service
  • develop an effective business model
  • analyse the competition and help to leverage market advantages
  • support you with introducing the product or service to the market


The Lab fund has successfully helped founders turn the following product ideas into profitable, scalable businesses:

Different Platform logo
Different Platform

Game distribution ecosystem, evolved and simplified.

  • gaming
  • blockchain
Vortex logo

Play any PC game on your browser, TV, laptop or phone.

  • gaming
  • cloud
Woodpecker logo

Cold emails & follow-ups sent automatically from your inbox.

  • SaaS
  • marketing
Adrino logo

Mobile advertising network.

  • adTech
  • mobile

Acquried by Netsprint

Zety (formerly UpToWork) logo

Digital resume creator and advisor.

  • webSoftware
  • b2c

Sounds like we could talk?

Drop us a message - we will follow up to have an initial chat about what we could be working on together.

Drop us a message, founder!

If you’re a developer or a manager looking for new challenges, we’d be happy to hear from you. We’re constantly on a lookout for fresh talent.

Established businesses

If you’re a seasoned business wanting to share your know-how or simply looking for new connections, please contact us here.