Concrete Rose invests financial & social capital into exceptional ventures led by underrepresented founders of color, founders addressing the needs of underrepresented consumers of color, and founders with a demonstrated commitment to creating inclusive cultures and building diverse teams.
Providing valuable social capital.
Concrete Rose-backed entrepreneurs gain access to the Concrete Rose Network of operators and investors who have built some of the world’s most significant companies. These Network Partners commit their social capital — serving as coaches, co-creators, and super-connectors — to supercharge our founders’ vision.
What you build will have generational impact.
We’re committed to building a virtuous cycle of wealth and opportunity for people who have been historically overlooked or explicitly excluded. Key to this commitment is our pledge of 50% of our carry to organizations closing opportunity gaps for underrepresented talent in America through the Concrete Rose Community Foundation. Together with our founders, we collectively create value that directly impacts the greater community.
Supporting BOLD LEADERS
After long careers in tech and impact, we felt like we were just scratching the surface, treating the symptoms of inequality rather than getting at the root cause. We also recognized the current market dislocation and approached it as an opportunity to not only systematically break barriers by supporting underrepresented founders, operators, consumers, and talent, but also support bold leaders building exceptional companies.
We invest in early stage (pre-seed to Series A) companies across all sectors, with a focus on financial inclusion, productivity software and future of work, sustainability, precision/predictive health, and direct-to-learner EdTech. We look for companies that meet or are committed to the the following:
LED BY: Early stage companies led by underrepresented founders of color.
FOR: Early stage companies being built to address the needs of underrepresented consumers of color.
WITH: Founders with a demonstrated commitment to building their companies with a diverse team and an inclusive company culture.
50% commitment to impact.
We commit 50% of our carry to the Concrete Rose Community Foundation to provide resources to nonprofit organizations closing opportunity gaps for people of color. The collaboration between the Fund and the Foundation is critical to building a virtuous cycle of wealth and opportunity. By taking this holistic approach, we will not only provide additional impact, but also produce better outcomes.