WHAT WE DO

Equal Opportunity Ventures invests in early-stage businesses that increase opportunity in America. We support entrepreneurs in creating commercially successful companies that advance economic mobility.

We believe that market forces can power great ideas to drastically expand economic opportunity. Guided by the best evidence and leading research on what drives economic mobility, we invest in people and ideas that can succeed in and transform those markets.

We are active partners to talented, mission-driven entrepreneurs. Our entrepreneurs receive seed funding, space, support, and access to a world-class team of advisors and researchers who provide strategic advice on how to build a highly successful business and maximize social impact.

Rigorous Evidence + Big Ideas + Untapped Talent = Increased Opportunity


 
 
 

WHY WE DO IT

There are stark gaps in opportunity in America.

 
 

One-third of black men without a high school education are in prison on any given day.

 One-third of black men without a high school education are in prison on any given day.
 
 

The median wage gap between blacks and whites is the same as it was in 1950.

 The median wage gap between blacks and whites is the same as it was in 1950.
 
 

Life expectancy today for blacks is what is was for whites in the 1980s.

 Life expectancy today for blacks is what is was for whites in the 1980s.
 
 

The racial achievement gap is the same now as it was in the 1980s.

 The racial achievement gap is the same now as it was in the 1980s.
 
 

We invest in entrepreneurs and ideas that have the potential to close these gaps and greatly increase opportunity in America.