Funding Opportunities

In partnership with ECMC Foundation, Chloe Capital will continue our national tour to Invest In Women! Together we’re offering several new opportunities for women-led innovation companies. Our 1-day PopUps offer fundraising experiences for female founders and feature fireside chats with women leaders, startup pitches and investments between $100,000 – $250,000. Founders also gain visibility and connections to top-tier investors.

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Los Angeles
October 30, 2019

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New Orleans
February 6, 2020

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Charlotte
May 19, 2020

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Future of Work & Education
Chloe Capital / ECMC Foundation

Women-led companies with creative innovations and ideas that help students facing challenges in postsecondary education should apply for funding opportunities. Companies do not need to be located within tour cities to pitch or receive investments. Themes for all three ECMC Foundation pop-up accelerators include:

    • Education Innovation
    • College Success
    • Career Readiness
    • Workforce Transformation

Even if your company does not fit these specific themes — we want to hear from you! Apply now and we’ll keep you posted as we continue to launch new funding opportunities for early-stage, women-led innovation companies.

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The screening process for each city begins on the following dates:

  • LA – View Investment!
  • NOLA – Applications Closed 
  • CLT – February 12, 2020

Applications received after these dates will be considered for the next program in the sequence. Companies are encouraged to send applications in ASAP in order to have the best chance of being considered for all of the upcoming programs.

Companies can apply from anywhere in the U.S. and do not need to relocate. A member of each team does need to participate in person at one of the programs to be considered for funding. Program include a private investor dinner the evening prior to the workshop and pitch event. While geographic location will be given consideration, finalists will be selected to pitch at the discretion of the investment committee and may or may not receive the preferred location of their choice. All travel and hotel expenses will be covered for the finalists. 

The program aims to make equity / debt investments in for-profit companies. Non-profit companies with sustainable business models will be considered for additional opportunities by ECMC Foundation.

Companies that apply should have at least one leader on the team who identifies as female, and has a significant ownership stake in the company. The investment committee is consciously inclusive of other types of diversity across the team as well.

Applicant screening will be conducted on a rolling basis ~3 months prior to each program. Chloe Capital will aim to connect with all who apply for funding. Please be patient with us. We receive over 100 applications a week.

A handful of Semi-finalists will be selected to undergo Chloe Capital’s due diligence process. Once tapped on the shoulder, Semi-finalists will have a specific amount of time (typically 2 weeks or less) to submit standard supporting materials including 3-year financials, cap table, open term sheets and IP/trademark documents.

Chloe Capital’s Due Diligence Committee will review all materials thoroughly. Members of the Committee may schedule interviews, demos, etc with finalists to learn more. Based on these communications and research, five finalists will be chosen to pitch in each city. At least one company from each program will receive funding.

We will connect with each Semi-finalist after the due diligence process is complete. Applicants who do not hear from us directly are still under consideration for future cities and programs. At any time, applicants can send progress reports or investor newsletters to updates@chloecapital.com.

At least one company from each program will be selected to receive a $100,000 – $250,000 investment. In addition to ECMC Foundation and Chloe Capital, several active investors will be participating in each program. We honor a collaborative due diligence and investing process. Supporting materials are shared with potential co-investors prior to each program. All investors are given the opportunity to make independent investments and co-investments in our Finalists.

Based in Los Angeles, ECMC Foundation is a national foundation working to improve postsecondary outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds.

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Based in Los Angeles, ECMC Foundation is a national foundation working to improve postsecondary outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds.

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Chloe Capital is popping up everywhere!

and we’re moving capital in each city we visit.

Chloe Capital is more than a VC firm – we’re a Movement. Despite recent progress, only 2% of women-led companies receive venture capital in the U.S. Yet companies with women leaders statistically perform better and produce greater returns for investors. In partnership with foundations, universities and corporate innovators, Chloe Capital has set out on a national tour to #InvestInWomen. 

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