Transforming Venture Capital

We are a committed capital fund dedicated to disrupting systemic economic injustice by expanding access to capital, networks, and opportunity to African American founders.

About Us

Who We Are

Resilient Ventures is an early-stage, committed capital fund supporting African American founders. We are joining the historic movement to disrupt systemic economic injustice by expanding access to capital, networks, and opportunities.

Our Vision

To close the wealth gap, achieve economic justice and racial equity in venture by investing in African American founders of high-growth businesses.

Our Mission

Our mission is to close the wealth gap by expanding access to capital, networks and opportunity to African American founders.

Our Values

OUR TEAM

Keith Daniel

FOUNDER

Keith is a leader, higher education executive, community influencer, and investor who is passionate about closing the funding gap for African-American startups.  READ MORE.

Tom Droege

FOUNDER

Tom is a life-long entrepreneur and investor who is passionate about disrupting the disparities in access and opportunity for African-American entrepreneursREAD MORE.

Lebone Moses

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR, ADVISORY COMMITTEE

A business strategist, investor and entrepreneur with a  passion for empowering people and giving back to her community.

Howard Glicksman

INVESTMENT COMMITEE

An angel investor, board member, and mentor for the startup community.

Akinwole Garrett

INVESTMENT COMMITEE

A senior executive with 15 years of data-driven management experience within the investment banking, technology, and media industries.

Malcolm McClain

INVESTMENT COMMITEE

An executive with a focus on venture capital and impact investing who is a dual MBA and MPP candidate at Harvard Business School.

Henry McKoy

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

A seasoned professional in community and economic development, policy, government, finance, corporate and nonprofit leadership.

Reed Frankel

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

An angel investor, small business advisor, mentor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur.

James Sansom

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

A community leader and veteran banker with over 25 years of experience in commercial lending, loan administration, and credit analysis.

Cecilia Redding

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Serial angel entrepreneur committed to helping sustainable farmers and environmental causes.

Queron Smith

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

A mission-driven executive who believes in the importance of community.

Rayford Davis

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Mission-driven entrepreneur, startup consultant, and advisor.

Issac Park

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Seasoned entrepreneur working primarily with clients in the early stages of project life cycles – particularly in the areas of discovery and strategy.

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Portfolio Companies

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Limited Partner

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Portfolio Companies

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About Gryppers

Gryppers creates sustainable body fashion for the IRL economy to strengthen & support ‘everyday heroes’ (the people who put their bodies on the line day in and day out) to do what they do best, for those they love most. Through the use of smart, wearable textiles we can simplify access to high-quality care in the absence of an athletic trainer or another medical professional.

Company Traction

We have attracted the attention of a number of professional teams and are used by trainers for top organizations such as the Tennesse Titans, Kansas City Chiefs, Utah Jazz, Philadelphia Phillies, to name a few. With the recent announcement of our 3rd patent, we will look to broaden our customer base and expand into new markets. 

Where Are They Now?

We have roughly half of our current round committed and will be looking to secure the final in Q1 of 2022. 

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John Doe
Resilient Ventures is a firm that you can count on to be in your corner. They truly care about each of their investments and the founders who power them. Their resources and the time they invest far exceed any dollar amount.

Jamelle Eugene
CEO

About Functional Fluidics

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About LiveWell

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About Optimal Tech

Optimal is an award-winning, venture-backed climate tech company helping clients reduce their cost of energy. Our new-to-the world energy as a management service helps to reduce energy cost by up to 70% using ML, AI, and IoT. Our game-changing solar tech is designed to reduce installation time from 21 days to 8 hours and improve land yield from 1 MW to 3 MW for every 5 acres.

Company Traction

Optimal has earned over $880K in pilot projects in 2021 and has secured contracts over $200M for 2022 through 2024.

Where Are They Now?

Optimal is raising $2.5 M to increase our sales and innovation staff to execute against our contracts.

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John Doe
Resilient Ventures has been a partner of Optimal’s before its investment through sage advice and continuous support. Their support of Optimal only increased after their investments in 2021 which helped us staff to meet the needs of our pilots and grow our pipeline.

Dr. Reginald Parker
Founder

About

MyAvana (Atlanta)  is a beauty technology company that provides personalized hair care guidance using AI technology, virtual consultations, and professional expert support. With their mobile app, you take a photo of your hair and receive an instant analysis of your hair type and product recommendations. With their hair analysis kit, you can send hair strands to their lab for microscopic assessment and healthy hair solutions. MyAvana has entered into a strategic partnership with a haircare subsidiary of a Fortune 500 consumer products company to integrate its technology to offer personalized recommendations to over 6 million-plus monthly unique visitors.

Company Traction

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About Five To Nine

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Company Traction

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About CircleIn

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