We exclusively support entrepreneurs that fall into one of the following categories: 

  • Underrepresented Minorities
  • Returning Citizens
  • Entrepreneurs with a Start-Up Whose Mission is Aligned to Driving Positive Commerce

Specifically, we are looking for:

  • Minority operators who would are interested in managing an existing business with a meaningful equity stake in exchange for slightly below market compensation. 
  • Operators that have significant time living, attending school or managing a business where the firm is located. SeedIM operations are primarily concentrated in the following areas: 
    • Washington, DC
    • Baltimore, MD
    • Oakland, CA
    • Tuscaloosa, AL
    • Birmingham, AL
    • Greensboro, NC
    • Durham, NC
    • Charlotte, NC
    • Detroit, MI
    • Accra, Ghana

we LIKE INVESTING IN firms that can rapidly scale or generate strong cash flows IN THE NEAR TERM

Like traditional venture capital firms we love supporting high growth firms. However our because we are a smaller partnership using our own funds we can stay in an investment for a longer duration than most venture capital firms. This allows us to to be a long-term partner and invest in firms that may not have exceptionally high growth but can quickly generate revenue.

We look for firms that exhibit some of the following traits:

  • Have several years of positive cash flow
  • Has a manufacturing or product component
  • Demonstrate a potential to be franchised
  • Is minority or woman owned and/or primarily serves a minority demographic
  • Supports the aggregation of minority and female talent. 

we really love products and services that can IMMEDIATELY impact their communities