INVESTING IN BLACK EXCELLENCE
At BKR Capital, we want funding to be more accessible to innovative companies led by black teams to build wealth for our community and enrich the venture capital space. Our vision is to create a business ecosystem that is more inclusive, from a portfolio perspective - through a wider number of black-led companies receiving catalytic funding, and from an investors perspective - through a wider number of young black professionals trained to become investment managers.
BKR Capital was built with the objective of investing in promising black founders in the technology space. We make early and transformational investments in disruptive companies often answering unmet needs of minority communities. We are intentional about our investment strategy and look to partner only where we can add value, with hard-working and visionary entrepreneurs.
START-UPS WE LOOK FOR
BKR Capital looks to invest in companies that are inclusive of these factors and/or criteria
Technology and technology-enabled start-ups
A strong team of black founder(s)
Product/market fit with a large addressable market
Pre-Seed to Seed stage investments
Based in Canada (10% of our portfolio companies will be based globally)
BY INVESTING IN UNDERREPRESENTED FOUNDERS, WE AIM FOR
Better access to capital
More resilience in business models
More Innovation and Inclusivity in goods and services