Silvergate Investments

Size of fund:
Does not disclose
Seed, Early, Growth
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Silvergate Investments was founded in 2018 by Waheed Alli, the founding chair of British fast-fashion retailer ASOS. The fund invests in founders who are women or people of color, and leans toward consumer-facing businesses with an innovative tech component. It will also consider B2B businesses and invests at both the early and growth stages. So far, Silvergate has backed companies such as Outfox, which makes alcohol-free wine, and Soda Says, which makes tech products and accessories for women. The fund is open-minded when it comes to geography: Companies in the U.K., U.S., China, India, Australia, and Europe are all fair game. The firm's website also has a good summary of stats when it comes to VC investing and gender in the U.K.