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Did you know that less than 5% of venture capital in the US goes to companies with female, Black, and Latino CEOs? 1,2 Let’s work together to change this!
Join us and other like-minded funds, angel groups, and other investors/entities with an investment thesis that includes investing in scalable impact companies led by founders of color. Next Wave Impact is convening the second annual showcase on Monday, May 3rd in partnership with our co-hosts: Kachuwa Impact Fund, Beta Boom, Seed Spot, Investors of Color Network, and the Angel Capital Association. Five to seven finalists will present their companies and all semi-finalists will be highlighted in the showcase program.
We are looking for like-minded company champions, partners, sponsors, and investors that share our investment thesis of investing in underrepresented entrepreneurs.
Objectives of 2021 Founders of Color Showcase:
FOC Showcase Timeline:
Would you like to champion a founder of color and nominate their company for the showcase?
Eligibility Requirements of Companies to Nominate:
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors!!
Founders of Color Showcase Sponsorship Levels
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Next Wave Impact has a 501c3 nonprofit sister organization, Next Wave Foundation if you are seeking to make a tax-deductible donation for your support.
Thanks to our community partners!!
Last year’s showcase brought together more than 200 investors from the early-stage investing ecosystem and showcase 10 founders of color. Five special purpose vehicles were put together to invest nearly a million dollars into five of the 10 finalists. In aggregate, the 20 semi-finalists and finalists went on to raise millions of dollars last year.
For more info, including a list of the semifinalists and finalists and a recording of the showcase, please see the 2020 Founders of Color Showcase Page
1 Pitchbook, 2019
2 Kauffman Foundation, 2018