Interested in pitching to The JumpFund?
First, join us for Office Hours! Beginning on February 19, The JumpFund General Partners have kindly donated their time to engage 1:1 with female founders. Sign up to learn more about The JumpFund and to speak directly with a General Partner to learn if you are ready to pitch. We are happy to meet with you regardless of company stage--you may already have traction or still be back-of-napkin.
If you are wondering if your company might be a fit for our fund, please read through the following investment criteria before seeking capital from our group.
The JumpFund II seeks to demonstrate the missed opportunity of investing in women in the southeastern United States. Please see the “Our Story” page on our website for more information on why we invest in women.
The following categories do not meet our investment criteria: ventures with a large real estate component, television or radio programs, film, theater or art productions, and companies domiciled outside of the southeastern U.S. Additionally, we do not fund companies using the 506C exemption or where our investments are subject to a broker/dealer fee.
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Portfolio Company Characteristics:
The JumpFund considers investments in early-stage, high growth ventures that meet the following criteria:
Woman-led: At least one female-identifying individual in a C-level role with significant equity in the company.
Located in the southeastern United States. This includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Virginia.
Led by a strong, diverse team: The management team should harbor deep industry knowledge as well as an understanding of their product, new and existing competitors’ products, and the placement of their product in the market. Strong management teams will exhibit enthusiasm and confidence in their team’s ability to execute. We invest in coachable entrepreneurs who communicate effectively with their investors.
Have a sustainable competitive advantage: Competitive advantages can include high barriers to entry (if no IP, then trade secrets that can allow a reasonable amount of time to become market leader), disruptive technology, etc.
Established LLC or C-Corporations with a strong business model and exit strategy.
Ability to scale rapidly in excess of $20 million and achieve strong returns for investors. We show strong preference toward companies that exhibit the viability of raising additional rounds of financing, plus opportunities that can be accelerated with support from our investment team, partners, and advisors.
Funding ask: Should be in line with the company’s stage of growth.
Diversity in terms of stage of company: At a minimum, company should have proof of concept. Most companies should be already in the market and earning some revenue. Some investments should be later stage so exits are possible in the near term. Some companies should be quick to cash flow break even, not requiring multiple funding rounds
The investment size for JumpFund II ranges from $100-$250k. We only consider investment in debt or equity financing structured deals.
We plan to syndicate all deals and not be the sole funder. We will aim to syndicate deals with our networks including: Golden Seeds, Female Founders Fund, Pipeline Angels, 37 Angels, and other angel and early stage and impact VC firms.
The JumpFund is industry agnostic--meaning that we seek a diversified portfolio that ranges across a variety of industry sectors given that all other criteria is met.
If you are seeking capital from our group, you should be referred by one of our General Partners or one of our LPs.
If you have any questions regarding our criteria, please reach out to us at email@example.com. We applaud your team and wish you much success in your venture.