Divergent Capital is a $30M pre-seed & seed fund backing founders commercializing true tech and scientific innovations. Divergent is run by two experienced investors and operators, Lucy Wang and Katie Shea. Lucy is a Machine Learning scientist by training. She has spent her career building tech and product at the earliest stage and investing in deep tech + science founders. Katie is a sales and marketing expert. She spent her career launching and helping startups commercialize from the $0 to $30M ARR stage.
Divergent's strategy is to lead rounds with conviction and build a concentrated portfolio of companies solving real world problems across manufacturing & industrials, life sciences & healthcare, consumer, and next-gen services. Our average check size is $500K - $1M, investing in about 8 companies a year.
Stage of capital: Pre-Seed, Seed
Location: New York, NY
Fund manager diversity: Woman-led, Asian American and Pacific Islander led
Industry focus: Environmental Sustainability, General Tech- and Tech-Enabled, Consumer and Retail, B2B, Fintech and Payments, Healthcare and Wellness (incl. FemTech), Future of Work and Living (incl. Education/EdTech), Food and Agriculture
Min and max capital: $250,000 - $1,000,000