Focus Area: Food / Beverage

August 3, 2023

Western NY Impact Investment Fund

The Western New York Impact Investment Fund is an innovative, for-profit fund that seeks to support our region’s economic resurgence. By leveraging collaboration between corporate, private, and philanthropic investors, the fund seeks to drive both commercial success and social impact.

The 22 Fund

The 22 Fund is an impact investor that funds tech-based, US climate tech manufacturing companies to increase exports and create clean, quality jobs in underserved, low and moderate-income communities. We invest in women and BIPOC-led firms to deliver high ROI and social/economic impact.

July 19, 2023

Grit Ventures

Grit Ventures is a pre-seed investor in Deep Technology in mature and emerging hubs in the US. We source innovation from the nation’s top labs, lead rounds and focus on go-to-market strategy. We invest in industrial automation, logistics, sustainability and communications.

New Community Transformation Fund – Denver

NCTF – Denver is a venture capital fund based in Denver, Colorado that invests in early stage BIPOC+ Founders who have been overlooked and undervalued but are now seen as the new high-growth opportunity.

June 26, 2023

HI Mark Capital

A Black-veteran-managed fund based in Charleston, SC, focused on investing in businesses owned or controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals (SEDI businesses) across multiple sectors. Our team of knowledgeable advisors has over one hundred years of capital funds management experience.

Divergent Capital

Divergent Capital leads pre-seed rounds with conviction and builds a concentrated portfolio of companies using tech and science innovations to solve real world problems across manufacturing & industrial, life science & healthcare, consumer, and next-gen services.

KCRise Fund

Founded by Darcy Howe, KCRise Fund launched in 2016 as an initiative of KCRising, a long-term vision for the greater Kansas City region to build capacity, bring existing businesses to scale, and fully realize the Kansas City region’s potential.

Rethink Food

Rethink Food backs disruptive technologies redesigning the Food System to be sustainable, nutritious, & accessible. The Fund invests in diverse entrepreneurs at the intersection of food & tech, specifically scalable businesses in data, software, automation, & biotech to Digitize the Food System.

June 17, 2023

Backstage Capital

Backstage Capital is a venture capital fund that invests in early-stage companies led by women, people of color and/or LGBTQ+ founders.

CEI Ventures

We invest in growth-oriented businesses that create good jobs for people living in rural towns and smaller cities across the Northeast. We prioritize businesses that pay all employees a living wage, provide benefits and offer opportunities for training and advancement.

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