Our Sponsors & Supporters
Together, we can change the larger landscape of capital, and drive returns through diversity. We are so grateful to our sponsors and supporters, global leading organizations that continue to fuel our mission!
Pacific Western Bank
Pacific Western Bank is a commercial bank with over $34 billion in assets headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with an executive office in Denver, Colorado. The Bank has 70 full-service branches located in California, with one branch located in Durham, North Carolina, and one branch located in Denver, Colorado.
The venture banking team specializes in financial products and services for startups, venture-backed businesses, and their venture capital and private equity investors. The experienced team is committed to the space and dedicated to delivering high-touch, tailored solutions, helping innovators take their business to the next level.
No matter the size or stage of your business, you can expect guidance, resources and flexibility, making them the perfect team to support your evolving needs. To learn more about Pacific Western Bank, visit www.pacwest.com, or follow them on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.
Bank of America
At Bank of America, we’re guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. We’re delivering on this through responsible growth with a focus on our environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. ESG is embedded across our eight lines of business and reflects how we help fuel the global economy, build trust and credibility, and represent a company that people want to work for, invest in and do business with. It’s demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our clients, and the impact we make around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships with nonprofits and advocacy groups, such as community, consumer and environmental organizations, to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact.
Connect with us on Twitter (@BofA_News).
Premier Fund Sponsor
Motley Fool Ventures
We are a member-based, venture capital fund focused on early stage private companies, powered by The Motley Fool's brand, investing approach, and communities. We look for the following characteristics in our portfolio companies:
- Early-stage companies (often described as “Series A,” though stage labels can be arbitrary)
- Tech-enabled: Companies using technology to drive scale, improve efficiency, or increase access in large markets
- $1 million ARR and 100%+ year-over-year growth
- Current pre-money valuation between $10 million and $100 million
- We initially invest $500,000 to $5 million, leaving room for follow-on investment
- We seek initial ownership of 5% to 20%, non-controlling
- Through our investments, we aim to make our portfolio represent our best vision for the future
PitchBook is a financial data and software company that provides transparency into the capital markets to help professionals discover and execute opportunities with confidence and efficiency. PitchBook collects and analyzes detailed data on the entire venture capital, private equity and M&A landscape—including public and private companies, investors, funds, investments, exits and people. The company’s data and analysis are available through the PitchBook Platform, industry news and in-depth reports. Founded in 2007, PitchBook has offices in Seattle, San Francisco, New York and London and serves more than 45,000 professionals around the world. In 2016, Morningstar acquired PitchBook, which now operates as an independent subsidiary.
DEALSTREETASIA™, the flagship brand of DealStreetAsia Pte Ltd, is a news and intelligence platform providing international and regional investors with insights into some of Asia's most opaque markets. Our financial news site www.dealstreetasia.com reports on private equity and venture capital deals, mergers and acquisitions, startups and IPOs across the ASEAN region. Our reporters spread out across the region track the vibrant private business landscape across large, medium and small enterprises in the region. We also track startups that are disrupting status quo and playing an important role in the evolution of one of the fastest growing regions of the world. With a direct presence in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia, we continuously consolidate our database and investment insights to develop a powerful intelligence source for investors who want to capitalize on the ASEAN market opportunity.
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