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Defining the future of venture

Venture capital is living in a bygone era. Our industry uses its capital to fund disruption but, ironically, has done little work to disrupt itself. Hierarchy and homogeneous networks still dominate. Affiliated wealth creation is limited to closed networks of people. And the game is played with rules that don’t best serve founders.

We know that having a diversity of perspectives leads to better outcomes. Organizations need to hear from enough vantage points to make the most informed decisions. And democratizing access to wealth creation broadens influence to a less uniform group. A change is far overdue.

We believe VC should not only fund the future, but live the future.

Our team

Meet our crew

Portraits of our team members: 50% immigrant or 1st Generation, 70% women and URM, 90% women and PoC.Portraits of our team members: 50% immigrant or 1st Generation, 70% women and URM, 90% women and PoC.
Acrew
\ a’kroo \ Noun

The name that we chose for ourselves reflects our commitment to do things differently. At Acrew, we play VC as a team sport. When you work with us, you have access to our whole team. Our crew is your crew. And we’re committed to helping you build out the best team possible.

Our beliefs

Diverse perspectives drive the best outcomes. Period.

More people than ever are living digital first lives. Building a world changing company that can reach these broad and far-reaching audiences requires diversity of perspective. The data clearly shows diversity drives better financial outcomes.* Not every team will be diverse from the outset - but investors can and should help their companies to diversify.

Our commitment: We have intentionally built our team with diversity in mind — our founding team spans three generations, 87% of us are women or PoC, and over half are immigrants or 1st generation immigrants. Our Crew of Leaders is even deeper with diverse talent. We will help you add exceptional diverse people and unique perspectives to your team to improve performance, attract the best talent, and serve the broadest reaching population. *startups with diverse leadership teams deliver 30% higher returns (Forbes)

Emotional intelligence is a technical skill.

As work and life increasingly blend, emotional intelligence is a critical skill — and it’s one that we believe can be developed.

We’ll invest in the ongoing development of ourselves to be the best possible partners. And we’ll support you in doing the same - we know the founder journey is full of ups and downs, compromises and tradeoffs. We’ll invest in your development to help you weather the storms, be a more impactful leader and to be more balanced in your life.

Decisions should be made with depth of conviction and enduring commitment.

Depth of thought and conviction should drive investment decisions — not trends or reactionary responses. And decisions should be long term commitments because most of the greatest companies are built through endurance.

Our commitment: Our intense thesis orientation means we show up prepared. We know your space and the people in it — and we are ready to make a decision, only taking your time for things that actually matter. We will decide to partner with you out of our own conviction and will make a commitment to be by your side throughout the founder journey.

Wealth creation should be accessible to a broader population.

For so long, wealth creation has been limited to a select demographic. We believe VCs can work with their companies to make wealth creation accessible to a wider population.

Our commitment: We don’t shy away from the opportunity for wealth creation. We’re just mindful of who we - and, therefore, you - are making money for. When you achieve success, so do our underrepresented investors. That’s good for everyone.

Our funds

How we invest

Long Term View

Early stage

LTV
\ Elle-tee-vee \ Noun

The Acrew Long Term View fund (LTV) is our early stage fund. We believe early stage partnerships should be a commitment for the long term. The road to building a leading company is lengthy and we’ll walk it with you.

Diversify Capital Fund

Growth stage

DCF
\ Dee-see-eff \ Noun

The Diversify Capital Fund (DCF) is our growth fund. The vast majority of our DCF investors come from diverse backgrounds and communities. With a single check from DCF, companies add meaningful diversity to their cap tables. Hence, Diversify Capital Fund.

Our Companies

Meet our founders

The Acrew team has been a helpful partner in sourcing and evaluating valuable additions to our executive team including our CFO. They also regularly spend time with our other teams including Product, an area where they have been a helpful thought partner.

Chris Britt
Chris Britt

CEO & Co-founder
Chime
Heather Fernanzez
Heather Fernandez
CEO & Co-founder
Solv

Josh Reeves
Josh Reeves
Co-Founder & Head of Gusto

The Acrew team has made our subsequent fundraise processes much easier as a consistent thought partner and connector - in fact, they introduced us to one of our most recent lead investors (who are also diverse).

Rodrigo Sánchez-Ríos
Rodrigo Sánchez-Ríos
Co-founder & President
La Haus
Richie Serna
Richie Serna
CEO & Co-founder
Finix

John Swigart
John Swigart
CEO & Co-founder
Pie Insurance

The Acrew team has been there since the beginning, working with us to put together our first institutional round. Their deep expertise in cybersecurity and their dedication have been invaluable in turning a great idea into a great company.

Shlomo Kramer
Shlomo Kramer
CEO & Co-founder
Cato Networks
Blake Murray
Blake Murray
CEO & Co-founder
Divvy

Tom Chavez
Tom Chavez
CEO & Co-founder
Ketch

The Acrew team has been part of our story from the beginning and have deep empathy for the challenges involved in early stage company building. They've been incredible thought partners across multiple dimensions — including hiring, fundraising, and brainstorming ways to grow our community.

Melody Meckfessel
Melody Meckfessel
CEO & Co-founder
Observable
Our Community

Introducing our Crew of Leaders

Acrew’s Crew of Leaders is our community of nearly 500 diverse leaders in their fields. These individuals are committed to helping our companies recruit diverse talent and serving as strategic thought partners to our entrepreneurs. Many of them are investors in our funds.

Portraits of our Crew of Leaders: 70% of the community id board ready, 80% are executives across 250+ companies, 60% of our leaders are women, 45% of our leaders are URM.Portraits of our Crew of Leaders: 70% of the community id board ready, 80% are executives across 250+ companies, 60% of our leaders are women, 45% of our leaders are URM.
Interested in being involved?

If you are interested in joining our Crew of Leaders, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us at community@acrewcapital.com

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