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Get BAME Founder Startup Funding

Only 0.1% of VC funds went to Black and Latino women founders.

We are committed to doing what we can to help provide cash funding for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) underrepresented founders.

Are you part of an unrepresented startup founder group building a tech startup? Apply for express cash funding.

Climatech Funding

Qualification Criteria

  • CEO & founder is black, asian or minority ethnic (BAME)
  • Own at least 75% equity
  • Non-technical founder
  • Have not yet raised a series A or completed a preferred round
  • Less than $1m in ARR
  • In business for at least 3 months and not more than 3 years
  • Building a scalable product or service with a significant total addressable market and defensible growth model
  • SaaS business model
  • Based in North America or the UK
  • Valuation < $3,000,000
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About Us

We are experienced technical entrepreneurs and investors with a track record over the past 10 years of helping founders create and scale startups to profitable, successful companies.

Statistically, less than 4% of all types of startups ever get to €1 million in annual revenue. We have helped many companies surpass this statistic, with one company even getting acquired by a public company.

About BAME Funding

  • This initiative helps provide access to funding for black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) startup founders.
  • We believe all founders, regardless of their race or ethnicity, deserve the opportunity to succeed.
  • Startups accepted into this fund may also apply for our general startup development fund in which we invest up to €250,000 in cash and product development services in exchange for equity.
  • We believe investing in BAME startup founders is a way to create lasting and impactful social change.
  • This is a direct cash investment program in exchange for equity or a SAFE note.

Expectations of The
BAME Investment

  • Put the money to good use for any reasonable business expense that helps progress your vision.

  • Help with a short video and written testimony so we can also bring more awareness to your business.

  • Keep us informed as your business progresses. We may be able to help you connect with resources or investors who can help you as you scale your business.

Some Facts About
BAME VC Funding

  • If we want technology to work for everyone, it needs to be built by everyone.
  • Underrepresented founder groups lack access to all the same networks and capital needed to grow their businesses.
  • In 2022, Black founders received only 1% of total US venture capital (VC) funding, and Latino founders received only 1.5%.
  • Women-founded teams received only 1.9% of VC funds.
  • Only 0.1% of VC funds went to Black and Latino women founders.

Benefits for Your BAME Founded Startup

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Cash!

It’s a cash investment with very little red tape or discussion.

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Credibility

You can list us as an investor in your company and show traction on your fundraising efforts, to potential customers, partners, and investors.

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Relationship Building

Build a relationship for the future. Let’s get to know each other. You might become eligible for larger development funding in the future.

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Networking

We have our own community with talented and successful entrepreneurs who may be able to help you connect with potential customers, partners, and investors.

How do I apply?

Application Process

To apply, fill out the form below and tell us about your startup.

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We'll be accepting entries until
February 29th.

Up to two companies will be eligible for this funding, each receiving cash investment.