Alternative Funding for Diverse-Led Businesses
- Non-dilutive, no hidden fees
- Dedicated growth advisors
- Term loans available
- Loan amounts to $2 million
- Capital funding that scales with your recurring revenue
Learn More About Your Options
Who We Are
Kim Folsom experienced firsthand the difficulties of raising capital as a diverse entrepreneur. She founded Founders First Capital Partners, her seventh venture, in 2015 to create an alternative source of capital for underrepresented founders and work toward a more inclusive economy. Since then, Founders First has been on a mission to accelerate the success of small, service-based companies run by women, people of color, veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community and those located in low to moderate income areas. Founders First provides revenue-based funding, term loans and advisory services to service-based small businesses located outside of major capital markets.
Businesses That Qualify
Repeatable customer contracts or recurring/predictable revenues over $500k are a best fit.
Business to Business
Company should provide products or services to other businesses (B2B, B2G or B2B2C).
Path to Profitability
You are profitable, have a clear path to profitability with a cash runway, positive unit economics or projected growth.
Benefits of Alternative Capital Funding
“As a female minority business owner, I feel really connected to organizations like Founders First that have similar values on the forefront and are naturally seeking to bring validation and representation to the community.” Angela Quach, CEO, The Destiny Lab
“What resonated with us [about Founders First Capital Partners] is that you’re intentional about not just providing the money, but helping the business grow. It’s a true partnership.” Tiffany Newhouse, CEO, Newhouse Project Consulting
“Having a partner that not only invests cash in us, but also takes time to support our strategic growth is a real asset. It’s one of the things that I really treasure about the relationship I have with Founders First. It goes well beyond all cash transactions.” Michele Courton Brown, Executive Board Member, Quality Interactions
Eligibility and approval is subject to standard credit assessment. Not all amounts, term lengths or rates will be available to all applicants. Fees, terms and conditions apply.
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