Less than 1% of American venture capital backed founders are Black and the percentage of Black people in decision making roles within the venture capital arena is not much higher. This lack of diversity within investment firms ultimately translates to a lack of diversity in the companies that they invest in.
The good news is that there are a growing number of Black owned venture capital and other investment firms run by people of color who understand that Black founders present a large and untapped market.
These investors make it a point to include Black startups in their portfolio, and in some cases, focus solely on underrepresented entrepreneurs.
Black Owned Venture Capital, Private Equity & Angel Investment Firms
Collab Capital is an investment fund leveraging financial, human, and social capital to help founders build sustainable, technology enabled businesses
Black Star Fund is an angel/venture fund that focuses primarily on early-stage technology companies.
Serena Ventures focuses on early stage companies and giving them the opportunity to be heard.
GenNx360 Capital Partners is a private equity firm that focuses its investments in industrial and business services companies in the U.S. middle market.
Authentic Ventures is a seed and early stage Venture Capital Firm that believes that a strong, inclusive network of founders, operators, and investors can accomplish great things.
Impact America Fund is an investment company that funds market opportunities that use technology to enhance the lives of all Americans.
645 Ventures is a seed to Series A VC firm that applies a data-intensive approach to investing in top software and Internet companies.
Backstage Capital is a venture capital fund that invests in new companies led by underrepresented founders in the U.S.
Harlem Capital Partners is a diversity focused venture capital fund that invests in early stage companies focused on tech-enabled services, retail, and real estate.
Precursor Ventures operates as an early-stage venture capital firm. The company invests in seed and early-stage consumer, digital health, education, Fintech, hardware, and SaaS companies.
KICVentures is an investment holding company that creates, invests and manages several portfolio companies in the health-tech sector.
Fairview Capital Partners is a leading venture capital and private equity investment management firm. They implement innovative fund of funds, co-
The Bronze Venture Fund makes and manages innovative investments that align strong financial returns with positive social impact.
DiverseCity Ventures (Sacramento, CA) invests in scalable, technology-
Cross Culture Ventures invests in and develops companies that fuel shifts in cultural trends and behaviors within an increasingly diverse global marketplace.
Vista Equity Partners is a private equity and venture capital firm focused on financing and forwarding software and technology-enabled startup businesses.
Base Ventures is a seed-stage fund investing in technology companies.
Reinventure Capital is a growth-stage equity and debt investment practice focusing on founders of color and women.
Syncom Venture Partners is a leading venture capital firm primarily focused on growth stage investments in emerging and underserved segments of the media and communications industry.
Cleo Capital is an early-stage venture capital fund that invests in pre-seed and seed stage tech and tech enabled investments.
CRE Venture Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in technology-enabled startup companies.
Plexo Capital is a hybrid venture capital (VC) firm investing both in emerging VC funds and in early stage companies.
Base 10 is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in the automation of the real economy.
lllumen Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage and start up companies.
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