Investing Black is the future.

Black Founders Matter

You can't have innovation without creativity. We believe Black founders are special because of their unique lived experiences and creativity that enables them to problem solve differently, effectively, and thrive.

Black Founders Matter was created to champion Black innovators.

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Black Founders Matter Fund I is a $10 Million Pre-Seed to Series A venture fund focused on Black founders. This fund is industry-agnostic with a geographic focus within the United States. We invest in companies that demonstrate customer validation through market traction, domain expertise, capital efficiency, scalability, and a clear exit strategy. 


As entrepreneurs ourselves, we know your time is precious. We’ve laid out our evaluation process and eligibility criteria so that you can quickly determine if you are a good fit for this particular fund. 

Meet our team

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Marceau Michel

Managing Director


Himalaya Rao

Managing Director

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