FORGING GREAT COMPANIES WITH VENTURE CAPITAL AND MENTORSHIP

An Inclusive Venture Capital Fund

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.

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We Fund the Underserved Entrepreneur

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.

Our Venture Capital Funds

Inclusive Fund

The Elevate Capital Inclusive Fund invests exclusively in women, minority, and veteran founded startups primarily in the Portland, Oregon Metro region.

Pre-Seed & Seed Stage

Funds for women, minorities, veterans

$25k to $100k / Investment

Capital Fund II

The Elevate Capital Fund II invests nationally in scalable start-ups founded by underrepresented minority founders that include Women, People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ, Veterans in technology and health care.

Pre-seed, Seed Stage & Series-A

Local, regional and global startups

$100k up to $2 Million

The Elevate Impact

Our Impact Metrics from Fund I

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.

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Founder Diversity

We support visionaries from all walks of life and help them reach entrepreneurial success.

Diverse Founders

83%

Female

55%

POC

48%

African American

18%

Other

21%

Latino

10%

LBGTQ

7%

Veteran

3%

Industry Diversity

We serve a range of industries to bring disruptive ideas and products to market.

SaaS

50%

CPG

34%

Science/Technology

32%

Healthcare

26%

Platform

24%

Hardware/IOT

21%

Sustainability

16%

Medical Device

11%

Lab Testing

5%

Fintech

5%

Pharma

3%

Blockchain

3%

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