Location: Oakland, California
We invest capital and resources in high-growth startups founded by Black and Latinx entrepreneurs. We believe entrepreneurs historically left out of traditional investment funnels are building the companies of tomorrow.
Oakland Black Business Fund is a Black-led grantmaking program, providing capital, technical assistance, and growth strategy to Black businesses in Oakland, California.
There is a future where people of color experience true agency and participation in the American economy. To build that future, we are investing in exceptional founders whose businesses create new frameworks of ownership and opportunity, and generate meaningful returns.
Authentic Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in Pre-Seed through Series B companies founded by diverse teams. The firm invests in B2B software with a focus on AI and Machine Learning, Vertically focused Software, FinTech, and selective Consumer subscription companies.
Black Operator Ventures is a seed stage fund created by Black founders, for Black founders. We are industry & sector agnostic. We invest our capital (up to $1.3M), time, and resources into resilient, coachable, experienced Black founders.
Main Street Launch is committed to making our communities stronger through equal opportunity lending strategies. We work with small businesses to achieve long-lasting positive results.
Pacific Community Ventures empowers small business owners and helps impact investors make investments that create shared prosperity and sustainable communities through a “Good Jobs, Good Business” model. We combine affordable loans with pro-bono advising; impact measurement, evaluation and research; and tools and small grants to create good-quality jobs that address racial and gender wealth gaps.
We seek entrepreneurs from all backgrounds, especially people of color, women, and other groups who have been historically underrepresented. We believe lived experience helps entrepreneurs identify rapidly scalable, market-based solutions others have overlooked.