For some populations, there is a noticeable gap in gaining access to investment capital. These aspiring entrepreneurs are both underserved and overlooked, yet they have the courage and vision it takes to start and scale a business.
At Elevate Capital, we believe there is a tremendous opportunity to invest early and offer mentorship to these entrepreneurs. We provide the venture capital and guidance they need to turn their startups into great companies.
Elevate Capital is Oregon’s first institutional venture capital fund that specifically targets investments in underserved entrepreneurs—such as women and ethnic minorities, or those with limited access regionally to capital and opportunities.
We support visionaries with disruptive ideas and products through two specialized investment vehicles.
The Elevate Capital Inclusive Fund invests exclusively in women, minority, and veteran founded startups primarily in the Portland, Oregon Metro region.
Funds for women, minorities, veterans
$25k to $100k / Investment
The Elevate Capital Fund invests locally, regionally, nationally, and globally in scalable startups.
Local, regional, global startups
$100k to $500k / Investment
The Elevate Capital Fund invests regionally and nationally in scalable startups for underrepresented founders.
Regional and national startups
Up to $1 Million
Whether we’re raising venture capital or investing time and energy, we know the effort is worth it. Because their growth and success brings financial reward and benefits to their communities. At Elevate Capital, we are proud to help make such a positive impact.
Raised by Portfolio
Minorities, Women & Veterans
We support visionaries from all walks of life and help them reach entrepreneurial success.
We serve a range of industries to bring disruptive ideas and products to market.
Hemex Health was started with the idea that we knew there were a lot of technologies in universities that could be brought to the developing world. We talked to over 20 universities, looking at a couple of hundred technologies. We wanted something that could solve big problems in the developing world, and impact millions of people. We selected two technologies that became the core of Hemex.
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