We care about profitability over hockey sticks, healthy growth over stacked venture rounds, and don’t rely on a small handful of our portfolio companies to contribute to positive fund performance.
We look for technology founders who have a confident path to profits, are excited about the contributions our investment team, our advisors, our LPs and our network could have on their startup, are 100% committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, and care about the well-being of themselves and their team. After all, people are truly the biggest asset a growing company can have.
We invest in technology companies that are ethically-forward and are working to make the world better – whether it be by providing more access (that’s a big word for us), creating solutions for underserved markets, promoting the positive use of data, or what have you.
- Some of the things we’re excited about: FinTech, EdTech, Health and well-being, AI (with some caveats!), Sustainability and Environmental Tech, AgTech, Big Data (more caveats!), LegalTech.
- Some of the things we’re less excited about: Basically anything that suggests a questionable data and privacy moral compass, Social Media (unless you’ve got the next, non-evil version of Facebook… we’ll take a look at that), HR Tech, AdTech, BioTech, Defense.
Our fund platform:
Because of their diversity, equity, and inclusion work and investing in the startup sector over the last 15 years, the W Fund is positioned to be one of the largest pipelines of the most innovative people and products who are driving the future of tech.
The organizations they’ve built serve as a strong fund platform with built-in capabilities to support high levels of growth for their portfolio companies and the larger startup ecosystem.
You can learn more about our team here.
If you believe, as we do, that there’s an incredible opportunity in investing in a new class of diverse founders who are creating the future of tech, we’d love to talk with you about becoming an LP.