In the aftermath of the pandemic, diverse entrepreneurship continues its rapid decades-long rise. More entrepreneurs of color, especially Black women and the Latine community, are starting businesses above the national average. However, due to systemic barriers, few diverse-led small businesses reach the mid-market, and traditional debt and equity solutions are not often a fit to help them scale.
With the support of catalytic investors, a new generation of innovative impact investing funds are meeting the moment. Using creative capital solutions - such as non-dilutive revenue-based financing, employee-led buyouts, and entrepreneurship through acquisition - these new impact funds led by BIPOC fund managers are bringing tailored capital to scale growing companies. These leaders are showing that you can advance an inclusive economy, while also providing competitive financial returns to mission-driven investors.
As the macroeconomic climate grows increasingly uncertain, many investors and financial institutions are pulling back their investments made during the social reckoning, risking to derail the progress made and further exacerbate inequities in jobs and wealth for underrepresented communities.
At this key time, join Founders First Capital Partners, and co-hosts Impact Alpha, Mission Investors Exchange, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors to:
Hear from leading courageous impact investors from foundations, corporations, and fund of funds on their social justice impact investment commitments and lessons learned.
Learn about creative fund models and results from fund managers at Apis & Heritage, Founders First, and New Majority Capital.
Discuss how investors and philanthropists can stay the course amidst uncertainty and support their double bottom line priorities.