Focus Area: BIPOC Founders
Our commitment to our borrowers and our partners is to be an ethical and responsive community leader that provides loan products and resources to foster the success of small businesses at all stages of growth.
Upfront Ventures strives to invest in companies that consciously work to build diverse teams. We invest nationally (sometimes internationally), but our entire team is in Los Angeles, giving our portfolio valuable leverage.
We make investments that reflect the way the world actually looks. As a female-led fund with a portfolio that’s 65% women- and minority-owned, TMV represents an opportunity for a more inclusive society and culture.
WEV provides training, advisory services, and loans to help entrepreneurs start, grow, and thrive in business. WEV serves Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
Despite recent progress, only 2% of female founders receive venture capital funding, with only .2% going to African-American founders. Chloe Capital is
Lightship Capital invests in early-stage companies led by BIPOC, LBGTQ+, women, and people with disabilities who operate in the CPG, e-commerce, sustainability, artificial intelligence, and healthcare spaces.
At GingerBread Capital, we invest in the next generation of women founders and entrepreneurs leading high-growth businesses.