Nola.com | Benson Capital Partners, venture fund backed by Gayle Benson, to invest $53M

Benson Capital Partners, a New Orleans-based venture capital firm backed by New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson, said Thursday it had raised more than $50 million to pursue startup investments.

The firm, which was quietly launched last year, aims to find and invest in Gulf Coast companies that are fast-growing but hemmed in by a lack of funding. Read more.