Focus Area: LGBTQ+ Founders
Janine Sickmeyer is the founder of a legal tech SaaS product. Now she angel invests in startups with founders she believes had a similar experience to her—people who are overlooked and underfunded, who might be in an unsexy market but know the market well, and build products to make someone’s life easier.
Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation is a member-based, nonprofit organization committed to economic development and helping small businesses grow and prosper. We offer many programs and services with a focus on community and economic development and supporting small business in our region. QVBAC makes loans from $500 to $100,000 to existing and startup businesses operating within our area that cannot access equivalent funding through conventional resources.
Business Impact NW works with you to provide funding for your small business – from startup to growth capital, our services are designed with you in mind. We work hard to fund small business owners, especially women, veterans, BIPOC, immigrants, LGBTQ+, and disabled entrepreneurs. And as a compassionate lender, we can be more flexible than traditional lenders. We offer loans ranging from $5,000 to $350,000.
The Marathon Fund is a seed-stage equity fund dedicated to creating high growth, foundational businesses that embrace the diversity of talented innovators historically underserved by the private capital market ecosystem.
Pipeline Angels is changing the face of angel investing and venture capital, as well as creating funding for trans women, cis women, nonbinary, two-spirit, agender, and gender-nonconforming founders.
We invest in teams with the vision and ability to bring breakthrough ideas to market. It is our strong belief that people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives enable teams to make better decisions and to create technology that addresses the breadth of opportunities and challenges we face worldwide.
Founders First provides revenue-based funding, term loans, advisory services, and accelerator programs to small businesses led by women, people of color, LGBTQ+, military veterans, diverse teams, or businesses located in low- to moderate-income areas.