7 Minority-Led Investment Firms Every Black Tech Startup Should Know

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H360 Capital

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Led By: Hezekiah Griggs III

Portfolio: unknown

About: H360 Capital is an angel venture capital firm based in Charlotte. The firm invests in early stage start-ups with market-disrupting ideas. Innovation is considered key to H360’s investments, as they are typically new ideas that either change a market, or create one.

Syncom Venture Partners

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

Led By: Terry L. Jones

Portfolio: AppTap, LikeList, DubMeNow, Heatwave Interactive, Indoor Direct

About: SYNCOM is the leading venture capital firm primarily focused on early to mid-stage investments in underserved segments of the media and communications industry. SYNCOM pioneered this investment strategy beginning in 1977 and has been involved in the creation of many of the most successful and visible African-American- and Hispanic-owned media and communications companies over the last 30 years including BET, Radio One, XM Satellite Radio, Z-Spanish Radio Network, Buenavision Cable, District Cablevision, El Dorado Communications and Pueblo Broadcasting.

Valencia Ventures

Location: Oakland, California

Led By: Stephan Adams

Portfolio: EverLoop

About: Valencia Ventures provides venture capital to burgeoning information technology companies with exceptional business models. The company focuses on minority- and women-founded and managed companies located in or relocating to the Western United States.

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