Fireside Chat Leadership Series:

The national focus on racial justice has expanded to include economic equity in finance and investing. Implicit bias in venture capital and structural discrimination in lending have left many women founders and founders of color without access to capital. The funding gap is further widened by the fact that a majority of diverse-led businesses are service-based, making it difficult to meet the requirements for traditional bank loans or private equity models.

In 2019, entrepreneur-turned-investor Kim Folsom raised a $100 million credit facility for Founders First Capital Partners to provide Revenue Based Financing and expansion support to businesses founded by women, people of color, LGBTQ, military veterans and businesses located in low to moderate income areas. That makes Folsom one of the largest "alt-capital" providers to diverse-led companies.

Join us to hear Kim share her experience and perspective on funding options for diverse business owners. 

  • The Founders First journey to making finance equitable
  • The challenge unique to diverse founders
  • The new options available for funding
  • The challenges that lie ahead

Panelists and speakers:

Register for Fireside Chat: 
Funding Diverse-Led Businesses
Date: Monday, April 19th, 2021
Time: 5pm PST / 8pm EST 
Duration: 1 Hour

Even if you can't make it, sign-up anyway! We'll send you the recording!

Kim Folsom

CEO & Founder

Founders First Capital Partners

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Kim Folsom, 

Founder & CEO, 

Founders First Capital Partners

The “invitation-only” FastPath Executive Program in Financing & Managing Growth is designed for companies generating $1 million to $5 million in annual revenues. The program is best suited for successful Founder/CEOs, needing up to $1 million in growth capital as well as professional development, including leadership skills, confidence, and vision to overcome challenges and realize opportunities in accelerating revenue growth. Click here for more details.

Virtual Event

Host - Shaylon Scot
Executive Director
Founders First CDC


Changing the way diverse-founders 

finance their growth