- Female focused, Black focused, Latinx focused, Asian focused, LGBTQ+ focused, Focus on DEI
- Early Stage, Pre-Seed, Seed
- Cleantech, Climate, Climatetech, Consumer, Cybersecurity, Economic Empowerment, Enterprise, Finance, Fintech, Future Of Work, Generalist, Health, Sustainability, Healthtech
About the firm:
About the firm:
2045 ventures' thesis is backed by data that shows that diverse founding teams return more capital to investors. Tech industry leadership positions us to find high-potential startups and connect them to resources. We draw on our experience investing in companies that have raised over $500 million from top investors.
Objective: We back startups led by immigrant, female, or underrepresented founders.
Strategy: We are a generalist with a focus on early-stage Climate-tech, Health-tech, and Fin-tech.
We have five investments in the portfolio in sectors ranging from fintech, HRtech, logistics/climate, and cybersecurity.
100% of our portfolio companies have women on the founding team.
80% of our portfolio is led by a female CEO.
The General Partner:
Carmen Palafox has over 20 years of experience in finance, and an established record of investing across industries including Climate tech, Fintech, Health tech, and consumer.
Carmen is the Founding Partner at 2045 ventures, a Partner at MiLA Capital, and a venture partner at How Women Invest. She is also an Adjunct Professor teaching venture capital at USC Marshall School of Business.
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