Focus Area: Midwest U.S.-Based

August 9, 2022

Rev1 Ventures

At Rev1, 38 percent of the startups we’ve funded this year are founded or led by a woman, minority or veteran.

The Fund XX

The Fund XX is an early stage VC fund investing in women-led businesses across the U.S., powered by a community of founders and operators.

VEST Her Ventures

VEST Her Ventures invests in early stage women-led companies developing solutions in the care economy and future of work.

Gateway Capital Partners

At Gateway Capital, we aim to be the preferred investment partner to young startups by making venture capital as simple and transparent as possible.

Black Business Boost

This unique initiative will provide 100 Black business owners and entrepreneurs in the greater Milwaukee area with access to key supportive services to start, strengthen or expand their business ventures.

Solidarity Microfinance

Solidarity Microfinance is a nonprofit program of Iowa Community Capital to create economic opportunities through small business loans, training and support, and savings services.

March 21, 2022

AltCap

AltCap exists to increase the flow of capital to communities and businesses not adequately served by mainstream financial institutions. Whether it is through the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program, small business and microloans, or other alternative capital, AltCap is committed to delivering accessible financing to support job-creating small business investments and catalytic, community-focused real estate development projects.

National Urban League

Our Entrepreneurship Centers enable minority entrepreneurs who are running their businesses as sole proprietors, to thrive by growing revenue above $750k annually and creating jobs.

January 25, 2022

Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives

Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives seeks to revitalize neighborhoods and create jobs by developing high-impact projects, providing financial resources to entrepreneurs and sustaining long-term community partnerships.

The Minority Entrepreneurship Institute

The Minority Entrepreneurship Institute is a seed-stage impact investing fund that hosts annual pitch competitions for Black, Latinx, and female founders.

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