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Fearless Fund

Fearless Fund

  • Atlanta, Georgia, United States

  • Atlanta, Georgia

Stage

  • Early Stage Venture, Seed

Type

  • Venture Capital

Description

Fearless Fund invests in pre-seed and seed-stage businesses led by women of color.

Mission

Fearless Fund invests in women of color led businesses seeking pre-seed, seed level or series A financing. Our mission is to bridge the gap in venture capital funding for women of color founders building scalable, growth aggressive companies. Fearless Fund is built by women of color for women of color.

Beauty Investments #

  • 6

Primary Sector

  • Beauty

Beauty Exits #

  • 0

Last Beauty Invest

  • Jul, 2023-BREAD BEAUTY SUPPLY

BEAUTY PORTFOLIO

How to Apply?

Apply for pitch :https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmSJXZyZRFz8qJ2fqlCmL71Q7S_v9paVSCRsu64l48Qx3XWg/viewform

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 competitor’s 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 prefer opportunities that can be accelerated with support from plus opportunities that can be accelerated with support from our investment team, partners, and advisors.

Financial Considerations:

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.

Investment Size & Ownership-Our initial investment will be no larger than $3M and we seek at least 10% ownership of portfolio companies.

Resources Breakdown Funding Terms
  • $3M and we seek at least 10% ownership of portfolio companies.

  • Private Equity

Education
  • No
Accelerator
  • Type-Yes
  • Duration-No
Network
  • 25
1:1
  • Yes

IMPERATIVE: CULTURE & VALUES

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BEAUTY FUNDER FIT SCORE

Resources

Education

Accelerator

Network

1:1

8.5/10

Inclusivity Investments %
  • 96.00%
Beauty Investments #
  • 6

Beauty Exits #
  • 0
Last Beauty Invest
  • Jul, 2023-BREAD BEAUTY SUPPLY

LEAD DETAILS

Lead Contact

Christina Murray

Title

Director of Programs

LinkedIn

Twitter Handle

Fearless Fund

Contact

hello@fearless.fund

1-(310)- 467-7202

JUMP CONCLUSION

Fearless Fund demonstrates growth through its ongoing investments in women of color-led businesses, drawing notable attention and support. Despite facing a racial discrimination lawsuit, the fund’s resilience is evident in its appeal and continued operations. Support from bankers and investors filing amicus briefs underscores strong financial community backing and potential for further expansion.

Best Beauty Funder Fit! For women of color founders, an absolute must in your target VC list.

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