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 – $100k / Investment

Capital Fund

The Elevate Capital Fund invests locally, regionally, nationally, and globally in scalable startups.

Seed Stage & Series-A

Local, regional, global startups
$100k-$500k / Investment

The Elevate Impact

Our Impact Metrics

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

85%

Female

59%

Founders of Color

45%

African American

18%

Other Minority

18%

Latino

9%

LBGTQ

9%

Veteran

3%

Industry Diversity

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

SaaS

68%

CPG

48%

Science/Technology

48%

Healthcare

40%

Platform

36%

Hardware/IOT

28%

Sustainability

24%

Medical Device

12%

Lab Testing

8%

Fintech

8%

Pharma

4%

Blockchain

4%

Get Inspired

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Portfolio Feature:

Hemex Health

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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