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2045 Ventures

2045 Ventures' thesis is backed by data that shows that diverse founding teams return more capital to investors. Tech industry leadership positions us to find high-potential startups and connect them to resources. We draw on our experience investing in companies that have raised over $500 million from top investors.

Objective: we back startups led by immigrant, female, or underrepresented founders.

Generalist: we focus on early-stage Climate-tech, Health-tech, and Fin-tech.

Stage of capital: Pre-Seed, Seed

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Fund manager diversity: Woman-led, Black and African American led, Hispanic-Latino led

Diversity focus: Women, Black and African American, Hispanic-Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Native American

Industry focus: Environmental Sustainability, General Tech- and Tech-Enabled, B2B, Fintech and Payments, Healthcare and Wellness (incl. FemTech), Future of Work and Living (incl. Education/EdTech)


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Carmen Palafox
General Partner