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 popup accelerators 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.

Women-Led Companies Apply Here

Los Angeles
October 30, 2019


New Orleans
February 6, 2020


May 19, 2020


Future of Work & Education
Chloe Capital / ECMC Foundation

Women-led companies with creative innovations and ideas that help students facing challenges in postsecondary education and workforce transformation 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 – August 2, 2019
  • NOLA – October 18, 2019
  • CLT – February 7, 2020

Applications received after those 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. 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.

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 before each program. Semi-finalists will be selected and will undergo a due diligence process. Five finalists will be chosen to pitch in each city, and at least one company from each program will receive funding. Chloe Capital will connect with each semi-finalists 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

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. 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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Cora is an AI-enabled B2B marketplace for designers and vendors. Clients find products, discover brands, and sign up for trade programs all in one place. The global home and furnishing market is $480B. We’re ready for an extreme makeover >

Journey Foods is an AI-platform and reporting interface that makes foods more nutritious. Machine learning algorithms analyze thousands of data points to create new and healthier combinations. Let’s combat the world’s $600B nutrition problem >

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Geospiza helps emergency responders and corporate leaders make data-driven decisions during natural disasters. Geospiza was awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation. Ohio and Redmond, WA are already using the platform to help save lives. Chloe Capital joined $1M seed round >

Nineteenth Amendment is moving manufacturing to the cloud with a SaaS platform for on-demand manufacturing and retailing. Partnerships include Macy’s and Disney. Nineteenth also made TV and fashion history in 2019, on Bravo’s Project Runway. We’re strutting our stuff >

It’s By U do-it-yourself flower arrangement kits are disrupting the $16B U.S. flower retail market. Enterprise clients include WeWork, and several respected nursing homes and boutique hotels. It’s By U was recently featured on the View and Good Morning America. Victory smells so sweet >

Mi Padrino is an event planning and crowd-gifting platform that makes it easy to organize and fund Latino events. Quinceaneras and weddings combined create a $400B market. Mi Padrino partnerships include XOGroup, Pepsi and Mattel. Chloe Capital helped raise $2M >

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