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The 22 Fund

The 22 Fund

  • Los Angeles, California, United States

  • Los Angeles, California

Stage

  • Convertible Note, Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed, Private Equity

Type

  • Venture Capital

Description

The 22 is pioneering in its niche by investing exclusively in high-potential, women- and minority-owned clean tech-based manufacturing and exporting companies. Focused on generating both substantial financial returns and significant social and economic impact, The 22 mitigates risks through investments in cash flow positive businesses with established products and markets. By providing equity, loans, royalty-based investments, and comprehensive advisory services, The 22 empowers these enterprises to scale globally, leveraging a robust international network for optimal growth potential.

Mission

We invest in tech based manufacturing companies to increase their international sales (exports), creating clean, quality jobs of the
future in the U.S. We intentionally include women and BIPOC led firms to deliver both high ROI and social/economic impact.

Beauty Investments #

  • 1

Primary Sector

  • Food and Beverage, Consumer, Beauty

Beauty Exits #

  • 0

Last Beauty Invest

  • Jul, 2023-Sienna Naturals-$4.8M

BEAUTY PORTFOLIO

How to Apply?

Submit Your Pitch Here : https://the22fund.com/apply-to-the-22-2/

Criteria

Investment Criteria:
The 22 intentionally invests in women and BIPOC owned manufacturing and exporting/export-ready
companies in the USA, that have many of the following attributes:

-Growth stage with commercialized products
-Management team with industry expertise
-Proprietary concepts/brands/tech
-Operations based in LMI areas
-Low technology risk
-High growth industries
-Defensible market positions
-Profitable operating histories

Resources Breakdown Funding Terms
  • $2.2M To $3M

  • N/A

Education
  • No
Accelerator
  • Type-No
  • Duration-No
Network
  • 5
1:1
  • Yes

IMPERATIVE: CULTURE & VALUES

Women

BIPOC

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

BEAUTY FUNDER FIT SCORE

Resources

Education

Accelerator

Network

1:1

3.9/10

*This score calculates the likelihood of any beauty brand getting funded by the investor. The score gives weights to number of beauty investments, recency of beauty investment, number of beauty exits, inclusivity inclination, resources offered, etc.

Inclusivity Investments %
  • 80.00%
Beauty Investments #
  • 1

Beauty Exits #
  • 0
Last Beauty Invest
  • Jul, 2023-Sienna Naturals-$4.8M

LEAD DETAILS

Lead Contact

Tracy Gray

Title

Founder and Managing Partner

LinkedIn

Twitter Handle

Contact

contactthe22@the22fund.com

1 (323) 533-3107

JUMP CONCLUSION

The 22 Fund focuses on growth-stage companies in sustainable practices, health, and advanced technology, favoring women- and minority-owned businesses. Based in Southern California, they also invest in other U.S. innovation hubs. They target sectors like sustainable consumer goods, electric vehicles, and biotechnology to boost export capacity and job creation. Ideal candidates are U.S.-based, growth-ready companies in sustainable tech, health products, or advanced manufacturing with a strong social impact.

Good Beauty Funder Fit for women-owned brands making a societal impact.

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