Investing in the Future.

We invest in startups led by Black founders that can scale to the Black community and beyond.

Pitch Your Company
  • 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.

  • Healthy Environments

    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

Investment Criteria.

  • Target

    Led by a US based Black Founder (>50%+ ownership). The company can have other founders/co-founders who are not Black.

  • Traction

    Evidence of traction within markets that serve black communities. With the ability to scale to other markets.

  • Technology

    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.

  • Takeoff

    Has a clear, scalable business model and early signs of product market fit.

Greenhouse Team.

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.

Kathryn Finney

Founder and CEO,

General Partner of The Greenhouse Fund


Brian Aoaeh

Venture Capitalist in Residence,

The Greenhouse Fund