Our mission is to solve the problem of underinvestment in BIPOC companies by changing WHO and HOW we invest.
Tracy Gray, The 22 Fund; Gayle Jennings-O'Byrne, WOCstar Fund; Noramay Cadena, Supply Change Capital; Carmen Palafox, 2045 Ventures
The 22 Fund (The 22) is an impact, early growth equity firm with a mission of creating the clean, quality jobs of the future by increasing the global competitiveness of manufacturing companies, intentionally targeting women- and BIPOC-owned businesses. We are holistic investors. We insist on high returns and high impact, without trade-offs or concessions to achieve either. Our impact isn't siloed - we invest to address the climate crisis and gender, racial, and economic equity. We are women and people of color investing in women and people of color.
Supply Change Capital's mission is to invest in the changing face of food to catalyze the food systems of the future. Founded in 2020, we focus on food and food tech, investing with a gender and diversity lens to bring about a future of food that is sustainability mindful, supply chain efficient, better for you, and culture rich. The firm focuses on early-stage companies in food and agriculture technology, ingredient technology, and consumer-facing brands with a specific lens to health, sustainability, and diversity.
WOCstar Fund is moving the world forward by investing in the future of consumption and the women of color who are leading the transformation. We are actively investing in companies and technology that are redefining how we will consume content and resources, transact commerce, build wealth, and create a sustainable world. The team is laser-focused on value creation, outsized returns, and working with humans that are brave, bold, collaborative, and inclusive. We are changing the trajectory for investors and founders.
2045 ventures is a Los Angeles-based pre-seed and seed-stage fund that backs diverse founding teams. Tech industry leadership at NVCA, All Raise, and LatinxVC positions us to find high-potential startups and connect them to resources. We draw on our experience investing in 22 companies that have raised over $210 million from top investors.