Funding Resources



Located in the heart of the financial district of downtown Chicago, truCrowd is an equity crowdfunding portal operating under Regulation Crowdfunding (Title III of JOBS ACT) and connects startups and emerging businesses with non-accredited and accredited investors. 

Established: 2015
Type: Crowdfunding
# of deals: 6
Seed Rounds: A, B, C
Avg. deal: $200K
Industries: Industry Agnostic (All)



Base Ventures, founded by Erik Moore, is a seed-stage fund investing in technology companies. Current portfolio includes AngelList, StyleSeat, Balanced, InDinero, Virool, SpoonRocket, PlanGrid, and others. Successful exits include Socialcam (acquired by Autodesk), and Appstores (acquired by InMobi).

Established: 2014
Type: VC
# of deals: 52
Seed Rounds: A, B
Avg. deal: $6.65
Industries: mobile, telecomm, business products & services, internet, healthcare, consumer, automotive


Reach Capital

Reach supports the most promising entrepreneurs developing technology solutions for challenges in early childhood, K-12 and higher education. We invest in early-stage tech tools, applications, content, and services to improve education opportunities for all children. The Fund also acts as a catalyst, inspiring and enabling traditional and non-traditional investors to provide capital to the fast-growing ed tech market.

Established: 2015
Type: Equity Crowdfunding
# of deals: 43
Seed Rounds: A, B, C
Avg. deal: $2.5M
Industries: mobile, telecomm, internet, consumer products, computer hardware


Black Angel Tech Fund

Our Fund was born out of a powerful intersections of moments at The Stanford Black Alumni Summit in May 2015 in Atlanta. During the summit, a thought-provoking panel about black tech opportunities sparked a lively conversation about taking action. That dialogue illuminated a simple realization – the lack of black techpreneurs and the abundance of potential black Stanford alumni angel investors represented an extraordinary opportunity. Our founding board worked diligently for one year to create the Black Angel Technology Investment Fund.

Established: 2015
Type: Angel
# of deals: 43
Seed Rounds: Seed
Avg. deal: $5M
Industries: Internet, software


Backstage Capital

Less than 10% of all venture capital deals go to women, People of Color, and LGBT founders. Other VCs see this as a pipeline problem. We see it as the biggest opportunity in investment.

Backstage Capital has invested more than $4M+ in over 80 companies led by underrepresented founders.

Established: 2015
Type: Equity Crowdfunding
# of deals: 5
Seed Rounds: A
Avg. deal: not available
Industries: internet, software, computer hardware




Precursor Ventures

Precursor Ventures was founded with one simple premise. It is our belief that all entrepreneurs, regardless of background, benefit from having an institutional investor to help them scale and grow their company from the very beginning. We have built the entire firm around this premise that helping entrepreneurs get started and scale will be our life’s work. We are unafraid to back unproven, first-time entrepreneurs; unproven is not the same as incapable.

Established: 2015
Type: Angel
# of deals: 27
Seed Rounds: Seed, A
Avg. deal: $1M
Industries: Internet, healthcare, consumer products, industrial


645 Ventures

645 Ventures makes deeply-researched investments in institutional Seed to Series A rounds for exceptional companies who demonstrate stellar early results in the areas of market validation, product differentiation, team strength, and brand narrative. We focus primarily on software and Internet companies in areas such as SaaS, application software, financial software, consumer internet, and online marketplaces. 

Established: 2015
Type: Equity Crowdfunding
# of deals: 27
Seed Rounds: A, B, C
Avg. deal: $4.3M
Industries: mobile, telecomm, business products and services, software


Cross Culture Ventures

Cross Culture Ventures invests in entrepreneurs creating next generation technology and consumer products.

Through our strategic partnership with Atom Factory, we work together to discover, invest in and develop companies that fuel shifts in cultural trends and behaviors within an increasingly diverse global marketplace.


Established: 2015
Type: Angel
# of deals: 14
Seed Rounds: Seed, A, B
Avg. deal: $10M
Industries: Mobile+Telecomm, internet, financial, media