Interested in pitching to Fearless Fund?
Please read through the following investment criteria before seeking capital from our group.
Fearless Fund considers investments in early-stage, high growth ventures that meet the following criteria:
Woman of color-led: At least one woman of color co-founder with significant equity in the company.
Led by a high quality, resilient management team with at least one full-time founder: The management team should have deep industry knowledge as well as an understanding of their product, new and existing competitors’ products, and their potential market share. Strong management teams will exhibit enthusiasm and confidence in their team’s ability to execute. We see our investment as a partnership with our entrepreneurs and appreciate those who communicate effectively with their investors.
Have a sustainable competitive advantage: Competitive advantages can include high barriers to entry (if no IP, then trade secrets that can allow a reasonable amount of time to become market leader), disruptive technology, unique/valuable partnerships, etc.
Established C-Corporations (or LLCs on path to incorporation): Must have a strong business model, 5 year pro-forma, and clearly defined and well-researched exit strategy.
Ability to scale rapidly and achieve strong returns for investors: We generally prefer to see 3-5 year projections with scalability in excess of $20 million (minimum). We show strong preference toward companies that exhibit the viability of raising additional rounds of financing, plus opportunities that can be accelerated with support from our investment team, partners, and advisors.
Funding ask: Should be in line with the company’s stage of growth.
Stage of Company: Fearless Fund invests in Pre-seed, Seed and Series A stage deals. At a minimum, the company should have proof of concept and preferably a minimum viable product that has some customer traction. We only invest in companies that have generated a minimum of $100k+ in revenue.
Investment Size: Range from $50-$250k for first checks. We only consider investment in equity or debt financing structured deals.
Investment Partners: We prefer deals that have multiple investment partners and are never the sole funder. We will also syndicate deals, when appropriate, within our network of other female funders.
Believe you meet our Criteria? Submit an application here!
If you have any questions regarding our criteria, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We applaud your team and wish you much success in your venture!
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