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Invest with Harriet Angels (Maya Venture Partners)
$25K
Syndicate Backing
$50K
Typical Investment
15
Expected Deals/Year
Note from Harriet Angels (Maya Venture Partners)

80% of All new women led businesses are from women of color, representing $150+ BILLION in revenue

Diversity is profitable, but the VC and angel community are ignoring billions in potential returns.

Harriet Angels is changing that...

Statistically, the number of startups led by Black & Latina Women that received Venture funding is zero. Of the 10,284 venture deals between 2012-2014, only 24 (.2%) of those deals were with startups led by Black women. #ProjectDiane Yet, Black and Latina female business owners generate $150 Billion in revenue.

Inspired by American icon Harriet Tubman, HARRIET ANGELS provides new and existing angel investors, from all backgrounds access to well-vetted, high growth startups and early stage companies founded by Black and Latina women that are solving BIG problems. Co-share in their success. Plus, together we’ll shake-up those stats and the market.

What:

Through our partnership with digitalundivided, we have exclusive access to the only database of top Black and Latina women led startups. We know who they are, where they’re located and whether or not they have companies that can scale to success. Furthermore, we leverage over 20+ years of experience in early stage investment, deal flow creation, finance and due diligence to directly invest in the fastest growing segment of the entrepreneurial world and the amazing potential and profits it represents. This competitive advantage will be a game changer in your investment portfolio. Unlike traditional investors, our deep understanding of the founders, the opportunities, markets, strengths and challenges allows us to unlock growth and returns that we can all be proud of.

HARRIET ANGELS provides you amazing access to companies and founders not currently in your network and to back deals on the same terms we negotiate.

We find untapped value and opportunity within the fastest growing entrepreneurial sector

  • 80% of all new women led businesses are by women of color
  • Black women entrepreneurs growing by 322% and Latina startups 87%
  • Generating $51 billion and $97 billion in revenue, respectively
  • Sample sectors include healthcare, mobile, retail technology, SaaS, financial services

How:

Founders come to us because we’ve built and sold startups. They know that we know what it takes to win.

Kathryn is one of the most prominent women in tech, appearing the cover of Forbes.com and in full page spreads in Entrepreneur, Cosmopolitan, and Good Magazines. She was one of the FIRST social media stars, later sold her platform, and was an executive for one of the largest women led startups, BlogHer, that was also sold. Her profile draws women founders who want to be associated with her and the digitalundivided brand. Kathryn is an angel investor and advisor to numerous companies including Zuvaa, MentorMe, Foodtrace, and Mercaris.

Gayle is an investment wizard with over 20+ years of extensive leadership experience in a variety of financial sectors and has structured a number of high level deals as an investment banker at JPMorgan. Gayle's an active angel investor in companies in the SaaS and healthcare space such as BeWell, Inc.

Furthermore, through #ProjectDiane, the groundbreaking study on women of color and tech entrepreneurship, we have the only database and tracking data on Black and Latina women startups. No one else has this data on the characteristics of successful women of color founders.

Gayle manages sourcing the deals, due diligence, and management of the portfolio. Kathryn and digitalundivided provides the added secret sauce of dealflow, and rigorous coaching and mentorship needed for growth and exit.

Both Gayle and Kathryn come from tech families with strong ties to some of Silicon Valley’s premiere tech companies like Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and Google.

Impact, Impact, Impact

Goal is to educate and engage emerging investors, invest in the the fastest growing and very profitable segment of the market and unlock the potential and returns being overlooked by traditional investors.

Note:

  • People who "get it", can see 5 steps ahead, are early movers and invest in what matters (& you know who you are) should join!
  • Invest well, Do good, Enjoy the rewards, Hang with some cool gals.
  • Be comfortable with risk and be prepared to lose your entire investment.

Dealflow

We have an exclusive pipeline and receive 20+ unsolicited pitches per week. Our dealflow will primarily focus on those who are accepted into the BIG accelerator program, but we may syndicate other deals. Ability to invest and get their information will only be available to those who are HARRIET ANGELS, so sign up.

BIG accelerator program

Building on the success of digitalundivided's FOCUS Fellow program and START bootcamps, the BIG accelerator is a 4-month world class tech accelerator program that provides training in start-up methodologies, access to 100+ powerhouse mentors, office space for up to a year, and an open door to DID’s alumni network of women of color founders.

Team
Gayle Jennings-O'Byrne
founder
Founder@MayaVenturesPartners.Early stage lead investor. Roots in Wall Street and Silicon Valley @Wharton School @University of Michigan @JPMorgan Chase @Sun
Kathryn Finney
partner
Founder, Managing Director of @digitalundivided, @TBF Group • White House Champion of Change Studied at @yale & @Rutgers
Backers
Jason Calacanis
Angel
Investor in 150 startups, including Uber.com & Thumbtack (first rounds). www.jasonssyndicate.com www.calacanis.com www.launch.co www.launchangelsummit.com
Matt Mullenweg
Angel
Co-founder of @WordPress and CEO of @Automattic. You can see existing investments and exits here: http://audrey.co/ Recent exits include @MakerBot to Stratasys, @Divide to Google, @Creative Market to Autodesk.
Kathryn Finney
Angel Investor
Founder, Managing Director of @digitalundivided, @TBF Group • White House Champion of Change Studied at @yale & @Rutgers
Jeff Morris Jr.
Product Manager
Director, Product Management - Revenue @Tinder. Investor in @Branch Metrics, @Managed by Q, and others via @Chapter One Ventures
Shrikant Lohokare
Investor
Founder @Tantiv4, @Capism • Venture Partner@NextGen Venture Partners, GP@eCubed Ventures, GP@21 Ventures
Adrienne Eng
Silicon Valley experience ranging from Google, Yahoo! and SRI.
Sara Weinheimer
Angel
Founder/executive producer, BroadMic. Angel investor in women-led startups. Finance background (Goldman Sachs); MBA UCB.
Thelma Bataille
Realtor in Northern Nevada, Hi-tech marketing in Silicon Valley
References
Kathryn is a forward thinking change agent who is revitalizing how the tech industry views, supports and validates tech employees and founders in the urban community.
A remarkable advocate for changing the face of founding teams in technology led startups. Full of dedication and grit; she always strives for excellence.
Kathryn's passion for entrepreneurship and startups is infectious. She has the rare skill of being great at organizing people to unite in pursuit of a big, shared goal.
Kathryn Finney is an incredible entrepreneur. She blends headline-grabbing leadership and great storytelling with smart data and sharp observations. She is persistent and committed. She creates results and buzz, in boardrooms and at the grassroots.If you want a great response from millennial and...more
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