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Alternative Funding for Diverse-Led Businesses

Founders First Capital Partners specializes in capital funding for underrepresented businesses in SaaS, technology, and engineering.
  • 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

Kim Folsom 2023

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


Predictable Revenues

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


Additional Capital

You can apply for additional capital beyond a bank or SBA loan.


You keep full control of your company. Our facilities are non-dilutive.

Flexible Payments

Fixed or revenue-based payments available. Our facilities are sensitive to the fluctuations in your business.


Unlike bank loans and VC, specific personal credit score or business experience is not required .
“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

Our Investors


9920 Pacific Heights Blvd.
Suite #400
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 264-4102

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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.

© 2023 Founders First Capital Partners, | Loans made or arranged pursuant to a California Finance Lenders Law license number 60DBO-90427.

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