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Black Operator Ventures

Black Operator Ventures is a seed stage fund created by Black founders, for Black founders. While we have a strong preference for software, we are industry and sector agnostic. We focus on the founder. We look for founders that are experts in their domain, resilient and coachable. Then, we invest our capital (up to $1.3M), time, and resources to help our founders grow and scale their companies.

Stage of capital: Pre-Seed, Seed

Location: Oakland, CA

Fund manager diversity: Black and African American led

Diversity focus: Black and African American

Industry focus: General Tech- and Tech-Enabled

Min and max capital: $250,000 - $1,300,000

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James Norman
Managing Partner

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Sean Grean
General Partner