Propelling businesses to the next level of growth.
The MBA Fund I, LLC is the Accelerator’s inceptive visionary capital fund which launched in 2022. The MBA Fund offers a variety of capital options to aid the Accelerator’s portfolio companies in the Cincinnati region with growth and acquisition opportunities. The MBA Fund invests beyond the Cincinnati region, in certain instances, to further the advancement of access to capital for minority businesses in up to 10 or more partnering cities.
The MBA Fund’s unique structure permits investments in both later and earlier stage minority-led businesses. For earlier stage companies that are post-seed stage capital, the MBA Fund will be the conduit to institutional venture capital firms, if not, then the Fund will provide capital required to secure such investments and make the connections required to achieve high growth.
Primary Investment Targets
The MBA Fund I addresses the well-documented gaps and shortfalls in the availability and access to equity and growth capital for Black and Hispanic entrepreneurs for scalable business ventures. The Fund provides support through equity investment, flexible debt financing and revenue based royalty financing.
The MBA Fund I is open to any high potential MBE firms seeking growth equity capital for expansion as well as early-stage companies within the regions. The Fund is eligible to support MBE Firms acquiring majority firms for growth and expansions.