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Capitalize VC

Capitalize is shifting the venture capital paradigm. Led by Founder and Managing Partner, Tessa Flippin, the fund invests in Black and Latino founders at the pre-seed and seed stage writing $100k to $250k checks into companies innovating in e-commerce technology, B2B fintech, the creator economy and consumer brands.

Stage of capital: Pre-Seed, Seed

Location: Chicago, IL

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

Min and max capital: $100,000 - $250,000

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Tessa Flippin
Founder and Managing Partner