Resources

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Illuminate Ventures

Resource: Illuminate Ventures
Hosted by: Illuminate Ventures
To learn more contact: http://www.illuminate.com/

Illuminate Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The firm targets high-tech start-ups with a particular focus on enterprise cloud and mobile computing.

Primary Assistance: Finance, Networks
Location(s): Virtual
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: Enterprise Cloud, Mobile Computing
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: No

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MicroVentures

Resource: MicroVentures
Hosted by: MicroVentures
To learn more contact: https://microventures.com/startups

MicroVentures is an equity crowdfunding platform that provides both accredited and nonaccredited investors the opportunity to invest in start-ups. MicroVentures is a full-service online platform for venture capital investments that is open to the public. The platform combines the best parts of venture capital (connections, research) with the best aspects of equity crowdfunding (open access, ease of use) to give start-ups and investors the best of both worlds.

Primary Assistance: Finance, Networks
Location(s): Virtual
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: Internet Technology, Media, Entertainment, Software, Mobile, Clean Energy
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: No

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Monitor Ventures

Resource: Monitor Ventures
Hosted by: Monitor Ventures
To learn more contact: http://www.monitorventures.com/

Monitor Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm that partners with exceptional entrepreneurs to commercialize technology into world-class products and services. The firm leverages the investment, operating, and entrepreneurial experience of its partners to accelerate portfolio companies’ paths to customers, capital, and profitability.

Primary Assistance: Finance, Networks
Location(s): Virtual
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: Technology
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: No

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One Thousand Angels

Resource: One Thousand Angels
Hosted by: Onevest
To learn more contact: https://www.1000angels.com/

One Thousand Angels is an online investment platform for start-ups where entrepreneurs are able to raise capital from accredited investors. After a rigorous vetting process with the investment team, founders with a vision to build high-growth, scalable businesses can build awareness of their businesses and attract investors through the platform.

Primary Assistance: Finance
Location(s): Virtual
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: No

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Portfolia

Resource: Portfolia
Hosted by: Portfolia
To learn more contact: http://circles.portfolia.com/

Portfolia’s investing platform connects investors with growing entrepreneurial companies. Companies access both money and markets as investors engage their social networks and combined buying power for the company’s competitive advantage and their mutual long-term financial gain. Users can join the site in the discover phase or fundraising phase.

Primary Assistance: Finance
Location(s): Virtual
Primary Requirements: Beyond concept-only
Industry Focus: Technology (business-to-consumers)
First Step: Register
Submission or start date: No

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Texas Women Ventures Capital Management

Resource: Texas Women Ventures Capital Management
Hosted by: Texas Women Ventures Capital Management
To learn more contact: http://www.twvcapital.com/

TWV Capital Management, LLC, is an independent private-equity firm that provides growth capital through innovative capital solutions to private companies in a way that allows owners and management to maintain majority ownership and control.

Primary Assistance: Finance
Location(s): Virtual (targeting businesses in Texas and the Southwest)
Primary Requirements: $10 million–$100 million in annual revenue, seeking at least $1 million in growth capital
Industry Focus: Manufacturing, Distribution, Process Services, Healthcare Services
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: No

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Aligned Partners

Resource: Aligned Partners
Hosted by: Aligned Partners
To learn more contact: http://www.alignedvc.com/

Aligned Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in information technology businesses. With nearly $80 million in capital across two funds, Aligned Partners serves its entrepreneurs with commitment, discipline, and focus.

Primary Assistance: Finance, Networks
Location(s): Virtual
Primary Requirements: In early-growth phase with a functioning product
Industry Focus: Mobile & Cloud Technology (business-to-business)
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: No

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The Small Business Channel

Resource: The Small Business Channel
Hosted by: The Water Council
To learn more contact: http://thewatercouncil.com/programs/small-business-channel/

The Small Business Channel promotes the growth and development of small businesses operating in the water-technology sector—first in the Midwest and then across the United States. Links to critical resources, such as capital, networks, trained workers, supply chains, and technical assistance, are readily available through the channel.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Networks
Location(s): Milwaukee, WI (targeting businesses in the Midwest)
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: Aqua Technology
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: No

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The Refinery Accelerator

Resource: The Refinery Accelerator
Hosted by: The Refinery
To learn more contact: http://therefineryct.com/accelerator-program/

The Refinery accelerator is a 12-week program that helps women-led and diverse teams develop leadership skills to compete effectively and succeed. The Refinery leverages intellectual and financial capital in structured one-on-one mentoring to address company needs.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Finance, Networks
Location(s): Westport, CT
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: Yes

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The Points of Light Civic Accelerator

Resource: The Points of Light Civic Accelerator
Hosted by: Points of Light
To learn more contact: http://www.pointsoflight.org/civic-incubator/civic-accelerator

The Points of Light Civic Accelerator program and investment fund is focused on “civic ventures”—for-profit and nonprofit start-ups that include people as part of the solution to critical social problems. The 3-month, boot camp–style program convenes 10 to 15 teams in person and online with the goal of equipping each start-up to seek investments and scale their social innovation.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Networks, Finance
Location(s): Varies over time
Primary Requirements: Operating less than 5 years
Industry Focus: Social Entrepreneurship
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: Yes