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IMPACT FUND THESIS
A Venture Capital Firm
A qualified opportunity zone business in Sacramento, California, DiverseCity Ventures deploys capital into primarily pre-seed / seed staged, U.S. domiciled, scalable companies. We discover companies that have positive social / economic / environmental impact, inclusive teams, and a high potential for outsized returns.
Impact investing is experiencing explosive growth, with assets in the sector expected to grow to $500 billion by 2020, from $50 billion in 2009. Some predict assets ultimately will hit as high as $3 trillion (Impact Investing Vs. Philanthropy, Investopedia). According to Financial Times, "More than half of ethical investment funds have outperformed the wider global stock index in the [Covid-19] market downturn," (ESG Funds Continue to Outperform the Market, Financial Times
Why Inclusive Teams?
McKinsey research shows that companies led by inclusive founding teams out-perform operationally. Recent Kauffman Fellows research shows that multi-ethnic teams have higher realized returns. According to Financial Times, "More than half of ethical investment funds have outperformed the wider global stock index in the [Covid-19] market downturn," (ESG funds continue to outperform wider market, Financial Times).
Our managing and advisory team has access to diverse deal flow from prestigious accelerators and institutions, including Angel Capital Association, Berkeley Skydeck, California Energy Commission’s CalSEED.fund, Fourthwave Female Founder Accelerator, Founder Institute, Plug N Play, Stanford Angels, UCLA Ventures, Village Capital, and others. These strong affiliations aid in business model validation and due diligence. We also enjoy consistent deal flow through introductions and online channels.
Our extensive mentor and advisor community adds massive value to portfolio companies with various needs, including: building advisory boards, refining business models, hiring talent, building products, and accessing new markets. We also know, better than most, how to help startups capitalize on diverse perspectives. We support our teams with the Startup DEI Pledge, an output of the Tech Funding Equity Project developed at the Aspen Tech Policy Hub, and recognized by the Institutional Limited Partner Association as a DEI Roadmap Resource.
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