What is the Arkansas Capital Scan?capital scan logo

The 2021 Arkansas Capital Scan examines the capital resources flowing into small businesses, startups, and growth companies in the state of Arkansas over the course of a calendar year.

Intended to be an annual effort, the goals of this report are 1) to help expand capital inflows and the performance of venture investment in the state of Arkansas by creating and maintaining a view of the landscape of capital resources; and 2) to identify gaps and opportunities where new policies, programs, or additional funds could be deployed to help entrepreneurs succeed.

This marked the second year of the Arkansas Capital Scan. We endeavored to develop a landscape scan of the capital resources available to businesses in Arkansas in an effort to understand deal flow and identify gaps and opportunities for new programs and policies to attract investment to Arkansas businesses.

This report was only possible thanks to the advice and inputs of entrepreneurs, investors, and stakeholders like you. As we plan for future reports, we welcome any questions, comments, or feedback on our findings. To learn more please email tahenry@uark.edu




The Capital Scan Team

Capital Scan Advisory Board

Our report will present information on startups, angel and VC investments, crowdfunding, grants from governmental and philanthropic bodies, and banks and credit unions in the state. The level of granularity in the data that we can access will depend on how well we demonstrate value to the various funding bodies in the area. To that end, we have assembled an advisory board to try and steer the inquiries in meaningful ways and to facilitate the collection of data. Our advisory board includes: