Funding Opportunities: Black- and Female-Owned Start-ups
Funding opportunities for Black-owned startups and female-owned startups include Black Angel Tech Fund, Backstage Capital, and Harlem Capital Partners. The attached spreadsheet contains 20 funding opportunities for Black-owned and female-owned businesses in the United States. Below is a summary of the research findings.
Summary of Findings
- Black Angel Tech Fund was created by a group of angel investors. The fund is focused on Black-owned startups. Their investment portfolio includes CEEK VR, Bandwagon, OmniSpeach, and KIT.
- Backstage Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in women-owned startups, people of color, and LGBT-owned startups. The VC firm invested in 150+ companies.
- Harlem Capital Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage, minority-owned startups. Their mission is "to invest in 1,000 of these types of startups within the next 20 years, with half of these being women- and minority-owned startups."