Interested in Pitching to The JumpFund? 

The JumpFund invests in high-growth, scalable, women-led ventures in the Southeastern United States. While we are industry agnostic, we seek companies that are a "right fit" for our portfolio and those to which we feel we can add the most value and help scale. Please read through the following investment criteria before seeking capital from our group.

  • Woman-led: At least one female in a C-level role, with a meaningful position in the organization that influences the strategic direction of the company, and has a significant equity stake. 

  • Located in the Southeastern United States: This includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Virginia.

  • Strong, diverse leadership team: The management team should have deep industry knowledge and business acumen, as well as an understanding of their product, new and existing competitors’ products, and their potential market share. Strong management teams will exhibit enthusiasm and confidence in their team’s ability to execute. We see our investment as a partnership with our entrepreneurs and appreciate those who communicate effectively with their investors.

  • 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, unique/valuable partnerships, etc.

  • Established C-Corporations (or LLCs on path to incorporation): Must have a strong business model, 5 year pro-forma, and clearly defined and well-researched exit strategy.  

  • Ability to scale rapidly and achieve strong returns for investors: We generally prefer to see 3-5 year projections with scalability in excess of $20 million (minimum). 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. Additionally, we want to know that the company has thought through what a plausible exit strategy could like within a reasonable timeframe.

  • Funding ask: Should be in line with the company’s stage of growth. Valuations should mirror Southeast market rates.

  • Stage of Company: The JumpFund invests in Seed to Series A stage deals. At a minimum, company should have proof of concept, revenue, pilot clients, or other milestone achievements relevant to the industry, and preferably an MVP that has some customer traction. We prefer companies which have potential to move quickly to cash flow break even, not requiring multiple funding rounds

  • Investment Size: Range from $100-$250k for first checks. We only consider investment in equity or debt financing structured deals.

  • Investment Partners: We prefer deals that have multiple investment partners and are never the sole funder. We will also syndicate deals, when appropriate, within our network of other female funders including: Next Wave Impact, Golden Seeds, Female Founders Fund, Pipeline Angels, 37 Angels, and other angel and early stage firms interested in impact/gender lens investing.

The following do not meet our investment interests:

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. We are also not a grant-making or lending organization.

Meet Our Criteria? 

Applications are by referral only. If you are seeking capital from the JumpFund, your company should be screened and referred by one of our General Partners. If you are interested in scheduling a screening call with our team, please reach out to us at contactus@thejumpfund.com

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