Black-founded funds

These Black-founded funds are disrupting the traditional VC scene.
These Black-founded funds are disrupting the traditional VC scene.

Black-founded funds

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$12.5M fund that backs early stage companies with capital and expertise from active founders and operators
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Oakland-based venture capital firm that invests in industry-transforming startups. They redefine what venture capital is capable of by prioritizing a new outcome: a more fair, just, and equitable society for low income communities and underrepresented communities of color.
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Builds and invests in Web 3 x Metaverse movements targeting trillion $ markets across Africa and emerging markets.
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Invests in companies that address the needs of a world undergoing massive demographic changes.
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Fund led by Sarah Kunst investing in the future of fintech, consumer, and enterprise.
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Catalyzing the economic liberation of underserved communities in America by investing in businesses with “inherent impact,” whereby the design of their business models and products creates shared value for their consumers, workers, suppliers, investors, and other key stakeholders. Prefers to invest in companies that are growing quickly, with demonstrated traction in a $1B+ market.
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Focused on founders with Canadian roots.
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Simeon Iheagwam's solo-GP fund supporting amazing founders who are making a strong impact in the world.
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Invests in exceptional founders primarily outside of large tech ecosystems, earlier than everyone else. There are two types of founders that get them excited: those who have thought a lot about and executed on customer acquisition, and, those building products in markets that are often overlooked. These founders are out-of-the-box thinkers, which is critical to success.
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Pioneers the Inclusive Investing (TM) strategy to address racial wealth gaps while keeping outsized returns and impact front and center of investment decisions.
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Early-stage fund focused on the $18T (by 2022) construction sector. They invest in early-stage companies that can address cost, speed, or quality throughout the AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) lifecycle.
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Investing in the first institutional round of investment for software and hardware companies.
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Seed-stage venture capital fund that back visionary and dedicated founders who want to solve the most important problems and vastly improve people’s lives around the world. Kindred tries to gain an edge over competitors is by moving as close to the concept stage as possible — even helping to form startups.
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Partners with early-stage founders building iconic businesses that transform industries and shape our future. Currently investing out of their recently raised two new funds totaling $347M: theor $194M Fund IV and $153M Select Fund I.
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VC fund on a mission to change the face of entrepreneurship by investing in 1,000 diverse founders over 20 years.
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Invests globally and has offices in California, Israel, India, and China.
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VC Firm that seeks to invest in early-stage technology-enabled education companies.
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Supports entrepreneurs that develops technology solutions for challenges in education from early childhood to the future of work
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Early-stage VC fund investing in tech that improves healthcare for women.
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A venture fund building deep tech companies powered by material science innovations
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Helps legendary consumer founders with an unfair advantage from pre-seed to series A through their social influence. For example, their LPs are athletes and celebrities with a significant social media following.
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Majority Black-owned firm focused on startups shaping culture, increasing access and resources to underserved communities, and meeting consumer and industry needs.
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$175M early-stage fund focused on consumer technology and the consumerization of enterprise technology.
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Thematic investors backing startups that solve problems they deem to be mission-critical. Mission One's focus is to support companies capitalizing on this inflection point to secure our generation’s sustainable future.
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Beta Boom invests instartups building the future for women and ethnic minority consumers, workers, and business owners.

The best and only way to get on Beta Boom's radar is to fill out their 3-minute intake form.

Their diligence process takes 6-8 weeks:
1. 3-minute intake form
2. Initial diligence call
3. Data room review
4. Subsequent diligence call(s)
5. Collaboration week
6. Final diligence

They also provide weekly or daily support from Beta Boom's growth team to help portfolio companies refine product-market fit, go to market, and sales operations.
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Aims to democratize access to entrepreneurship by bridging the gap between untapped founders historically overlooked by the traditional venture ecosystem and the right capital and resources required to create sustainable equity & economic inclusion.
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Invests in emerging software technology for B2B markets. They are not driven by thesis, geography, or sector. Their portfolio companies range from St. Louis to Seattle and we’ve partnered with startups in sectors ranging from e-commerce to Government technology.
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Actively seeks out companies led by women and minority founders. Authentic likes to give full attention to their portfolio companies and only backs 4-6 founders each year.
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Invests financial & social capital into exceptional ventures led by underrepresented founders of color, founders addressing the needs of underrepresented consumers of color, and founders with a demonstrated commitment to creating inclusive cultures and building diverse teams.
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Their mission is to bridge the gap in venture capital funding for women of color founders building scalable, growth-aggressive companies. Fearless Fund is built by women of color for women of color.
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Founded by the tennis legend Serena Williams as an investment vehicle to empower historically overlooked people and markets.
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Mentors and invests EARLY, reducing barriers for diverse founders to reveal their talents and reshape communities. They invest in founders, primarily in the southeast, working on early-stage tech companies with innovative business models and early traction.
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Led by Leshika Samarasinghe. Twine seeks teams executing audacious missions in healthcare, climate, and financial empowerment. They take a nimble and targeted approach to support founders at the outset of their journey and leverage the Twine ecosystem of trusted operators, investors, and advisors to accelerate a company’s path to success.
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Mastry put theirselves in a position to access the best investment opportunities and support those who are creating uniquely impactful ways to propel us all forward. They built a community that is committed to this vision and are positioned to deliver outsized financial and social returns as a result.
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Venture capital firm seeking to address the issues that perpetuate racial inequality in the U.S. Lockstep is committed to the investment philosophy of "Disparity to Prosperity" and targets companies that address racial disparities in health, wealth, education, and justice/recidivism
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An early-stage fund that invests in dual-use technology (deep tech) companies and veteran-led companies. AIN seeks founders that possess a unique mix of leadership, determination, and grit. Founders are the most important part of their investment decision process.
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VC capital firm backing edge technology founders and fund managers committed to creating racial equity, shared prosperity, and multi-generational wealth for Black people in the future of work, the fourth industrial revolution, and beyond.
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Invests in groundbreaking startups with diverse teams, building modern solutions to modern problems in the biotech and software industries. Realist Ventures are not seeking investments in food, consumer goods, and hardware at the moment.
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Gateway Capital Partners intends to assist Wisconsin-based entrepreneurs with achieving early traction by providing pre-seed or seed capital, as well as access to much-needed resources and networks.
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Invests in exceptional founders building automation in traditional industries, leveraging ML/AI to enhance security, productivity tools for distributed work, and upskilling for the future.
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Seeks seed, early-stage, and private equity deals focused on emerging restaurants, beverages, services, and technologies designed for foodservice and hospitality channels.
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Aperture Venture Capital is VC for the Multicultural Mainstream. They back diverse founders leveraging financial innovation to help individuals and businesses thrive.
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Thesis-driven seed stage venture capital firm that invests in tech and tech-enabled startups founded and led by the most promising Black and Latino entrepreneurs.
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Early-stage venture firm that invests in post-revenue tech-enabled companies, focused on underrepresented founders from underrepresented geographies in the USA.
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Flucas Ventures is the Solo GP fund of Ashley Flucas. Flucas Ventures is a sector, stage, and geography-agnostic investor that follows the opportunity.
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Invests growth-stage capital in companies that have the potential for both excellent financial returns and sustainable, measurable impacts.
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Backs scalable, technology-enabled companies that have positive social, economic, or environmental impact and inclusive teams
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Strategic venture capital firm with over $450M AUM investing in real estate, finance, insurance, and home services.
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Backs incredible Black founders creating transformative businesses across the entire healthcare landscape
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Technology-focused venture capital fund investing globally. They help founders scale from inception.
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Invests in early-stage technology companies refashioning global supply chains.
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VC fund that invests in in seed-stage technology companies.
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Early-stage fund investing in the Future of Commerce
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Investing in Disruptive Food & Agriculture
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Founded in 2021, Black Operator Ventures is the first venture capital fund of its kind, managed and led by an all-Black team of founders. They look for founders who are resilient, have a unique perspective on their market, and possess the conviction to win their space.
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Atlanta-based VC firm that takes a “wider-view” approach to investing by targeting the Southeast and Midwest and placing a focus on overlooked founders and university startups.
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Championing Black-led start-ups and innovators of color across America and building generational wealth for traditionally overlooked entrepreneurs.
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Seed-stage Fund for Black, Brown, women, and LGBTQ+ led startups. They are investing in tech, tech-enabled, and Direct-To-Consumer start-ups.
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Invests in entrepreneurs creating commercially successful companies that advance economic mobility and increase opportunity in America.
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Firm backing or Black, Latinx, and Indigenous founders looking to create Startups in emerging technologies.
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Venture Capital firm and Accelerator that provides meaningful funding and support to early stage companies
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Early-stage VC fund reducing the racial wealth gap through investments in Black and Latinx founders
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New impact VC fund backing startups founded/led by underrepresented professionals
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Defined by their inclusive investing, powerful network, and hands-on approach.
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Focus on investing in tech companies with inclusive teams and women of color.
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$50M fund to provide social and financial resources to Black-owned companies
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Invests in founders building solutions for a more equitable future.
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Investing in Black, Latinx, and Indigenous founders at the early stage. Debut Capital helps their founders in product, tech stack strategy, and team structure
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Women-Led VC focused on the future of finance through TradFi and DeFi.
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Collide Capital is a $66M fund that believes great companies are built at the intersection of communities led by diverse, fearless change agents. They invest in the most innovative and hard-working founders solving the next generation of global challenges.

They help by giving Intros to other investors and founders, advising and coaching, sharing their story and wins with Collide's broader community. They are building out their formal Platform offering in 2023.
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