Investing in the Future.
We invest in startups led by Black founders that can scale to the Black community and beyond.
Restructuring the Flow of Capital in Black Communities
Companies that use technology to restructure, rethink, and rebuild how capital flows and is accessed in US black communities. Examples include Greenwood Bank and Invest Sou Sou.
Companies that are using innovation to improve the health and well being of black communities, with the ability to scale to other communities Examples include Goodr, and Care Academy
Belonging & Connectivity
Companies building connectivity between individuals and communities in a very disconnected world. Examples include Quirktastic, and Shade Room
Led by a US based Black Founder (>50%+ ownership). The company can have other founders/co-founders who are not Black.
Evidence of traction within markets that serve black communities. With the ability to scale to other markets.
Technology is central to building and scaling the company. We are willing to help our companies think through it's stack, especially those scaling from other platforms.
Has a clear, scalable business model and early signs of product market fit.
With decades of collective experience building, exiting, and investing in companies, we know how to build things that are made to last. We don’t make bets. We make commitments.
Founder and CEO,
General Partner of The Greenhouse Fund
Venture Capitalist in Residence,
The Greenhouse Fund