Top 7 Black-Owned Venture Capital Firms You Should Know About
We are grateful to be in such exceptional company with fellow Black-Owned Venture Capital Firms making diversity in funding a top priority.
This is a season where the lack of diversity throughout the tech and venture capital scenes speaks loudly. There’s a largely untapped market in the venture capital funding arena that a select number of investors are taking advantage of. Since African Americans are historically underrepresented in the funding pools, take a look at these Black-managed fund managers who make diversity in funding a top priority.
- Base10 Partners – Specifically launched initiatives to support organizations that are fighting inequality by pledging 1% of all profit and another 1% of interest in order to increase opportunities for minorities in tech and venture capital. Base10 also commits to investing more into minority-founded businesses and also in hiring minorities at all levels within their organization.
- Impact America Fund – Seeks to connect both the cultural and financial disparities among low to moderately funded black-owned businesses. This early-stage funding source seeks out companies who are tech-focused, which also help founders attract institutional funding opportunities.
- Fairview Capital Partners – Harnesses diversity and team culture to draw innovative and profitable investments related to technology and life science. As a future-focused investment firm, the emphasis is on helping institutional investors intelligently invest in businesses that outperform in the private markets.
- HBCU Seed – Main mission is to help close the racial wealth gap. This venture capital and private equity firm provides funding for businesses owned by HBCU students, alumni, staff, and faculty. Established to tackle the inadequate resources available to aspiring entrepreneurs in the African-American communities that attend and support Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
- Harlem Capital – Founded in 2015, the firm invests in early stage businesses founded by US-based women and minorities. The fund seeks to create impact by giving minorities and women ownership.
- MaC Venture Capital – Invests in global tech companies that create in-demand products, while also benefiting from shifts in cultural trends and behaviors. The seed fund is the result of a merger between the California-based Cross Culture Ventures and M Ventures. With 100 investments in their portfolio, MaC Venture Capital offers founders capital, advice, and relationship building.
- Syncom Venture Partners – Consists of a diverse team who invests in growing profitable companies owned by minorities and women. The firm specializes in the ability to make a high racial and social impact using a proven investment strategy that produces high returns.
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