First Close Partners backs venture funds owned by underrepresented managers (“URMs”) -- especially to help them get to a “first close.”  We invest in venture capital firms owned and operated by URMs who are people of color, women, LGBTQIA+, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, and members of other groups that have been historically underrepresented, especially (but not solely) in the venture capital industry. The venture capital funds into which we have invested are predominantly located in the US, Europe and Africa.


You do not need a warm introduction for us to review and seriously consider your venture capital fund. For a variety of reasons, First Close Partners does not, at this time, invest in startups directly.

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