In 2017, Serena Williams launched Serena Ventures with the mission of giving opportunities to underrepresented founders across an array of industries, including e-commerce, fintech, health, sports and wellness, web3, edtech, enterprise, social, and climate technology sectors. Serena Ventures invests in early stage companies that change the everyday lives of everyday people, while embracing empowerment, creativity, and opportunity. Serena Ventures extends relationships, encourages collaboration among portfolio companies, and expands partnership opportunities across its vast network.
Stage of capital: Seed, Series A
Location: Washington, D.C.
Fund manager diversity: Woman-led, Black and African American led, Hispanic-Latino led, Asian American and Pacific Islander led, Native American-led
Diversity focus: Women, Black and African American, Hispanic-Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Native American
Industry focus: Climate Change, 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)
Min and max capital: $2,000,000 - $3,000,000