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Capitalize VC

Capitalize VC


    Black focused, Latinx focused

Investment Stage: 

    Early Stage, Pre-Seed, Seed

Minimum Investment:



    Ecommerce, Fintech

About the firm:

Tessa Flippin is the Founder and Managing Partner of Capitalize VC, a $10M Chicago-based VC fund investing in pre-seed stage, diverse founders in the multi-trillion dollar, rapidly growing commerce industry at the intersection of commerce enablement, commerce infrastructure, fintech and consumer brands. The fund has invested in 7 portcos to date and has closed on over 50% of the fund. Tessa Flippin is a diverse, female GP based in Chicago, IL. She attended Stanford University for her BA and Columbia Business School for her MBA. Tessa is a 1x fintech founder and has a 4 year institutional VC track record in enterprise tech and supply chain, currently generating 4.5x TVPI with 44% IRR.

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