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 companies led by founders of color. Next Wave Impact is convening our second annual showcase on Monday, May 3rd. We will have 5-7 finalists present their companies.
We are looking for like-minded hosts, company champions, partners, and investors that share our investment thesis of investing in underrepresented entrepreneurs.
Last year’s showcase brought together more than 200 investors from the early-stage investing ecosystem including Social Venture Circle, Rockies Venture Club, Techstars, Kachuwa Impact Fund, Beta Boom, Village Capital, Vilcap Investments, VentureWell, Endeavor, Camelback Ventures, Pipeline Angels, Citrine Angels, Astia Angels, Score 3, Impact America Fund, Rising America Fund, VamosVentures, Collab Capital, Connectic Ventures, Kapor Capital, Harlem Capital, Southwest Angel Network, Women’s Investor Network, Female Founders Alliance, VC Include, Illumen Capital, Impact Engine, SustainVC, Chloe Capital, Ad Astra Ventures, SoGal Ventures, Builder Capitalism, O³, Gratitude Railroad, The 22 Fund, Queen City Angels, Mission Driven Finance, Republic, Main Street Angels, Social Impact Now, XXcelerate Fund, Boston Impact, GAN Ventures, Ozone X Fund, WOCstar Fund, Valor Ventures, the Angel Capital Association, and many more.
In aggregate, the ten finalists raised millions of dollars in investment in 2020. Next Wave Impact, in partnership with Loon Creek Capital, set up Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs), which invested almost a million dollars into five of the finalists. The nearly four-dozen individual investors that participated in these SPVs invested between $5K-$50K each. These SPVs provide a minimum investment level ($5K) that allows newer investors to begin to participate in this asset class and build a diversified portfolio.
For partnership and sponsorship opportunities please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 2020 semi-finalists!
|Innovare – Social Innovation Partners||Adrian J (AJ) DeLeon||https://innovaresip.com/||IL|
|My Money My Future||Ramona Ortega||https://www.mymoneymyfuture.co/||NY|
|Noria Water Technologies||Sivan Cohen||http://www.noriawater.com/||CA|
|Provider Pool||Janna Westbrook||https://www.providerpool.co/||MO|
|Pulmonaer Analytics||Sunti Wathanacharoen||https://asthmainsight.com/||KS|
|Qoins Technologies||Christian Zimmerman||http://qoins.io/||GA|
Special thanks to ACA for hosting us as a pre-ACA Annual Summit event!
1 Pitchbook, 2019
2 Kauffman Foundation, 2018