The 1863 Venture Fund I believes that by providing appropriately aligned capital to New Majority entrepreneurs, we can support individual, enterprise, and community wealth creation.
To achieve this, the Fund leverages equity-like and revenue-based financing vehicles to expand access for New Majority entrepreneurs to a coherent and accessible investment continuum.
The 1863 Venture Fund I is committed to growth-oriented companies that lack access to traditional capital sources and desire an alternative to predatory debt financing. We are sector agnostic in our investments focusing on early-stage investments. Our check sizes range from $50k to $300k, and we provide highly engaged portfolio management support to our portfolio.
Stage of capital: Pre-Seed, Seed
Location: Washington, D.C.
Fund manager diversity: Woman-led, Black and African American led
Diversity focus: Black and African American, Hispanic-Latino
Industry focus: General Tech- and Tech-Enabled, Consumer and Retail, B2B, Fintech and Payments, Food and Agriculture
Min and max capital: $50,000 - $300,000