Funders & Financiers
1863 partners with financial organizations nationwide by connecting them with high potential New Majority brands & communities that align with their brand objectives and fit specific investment criteria, through a number of different approaches.
Give your existing or potential New Majority investments a competitive edge.
Rigorous educational programing to turn young brands into strategically viable investment opportunities.
Immediately tap into a pre-vetted pipeline of New Majority investment opportunities.
Reposition your brand in New Majority ecosystems and source high-value opportunities using incentives.
Whether you're trying to de-risk a promising New Majority investment, or launching a digital campaign targeting our communities, we've got the talent to produce memorable outcomes.
Our highly customized solution wherein we work side-by-side with your team to determine how we can support your brands in their attempts to grow and scale their businesses efficiently. After an intensive needs analysis we'll leverage both educational content and hands on support to take their operations to a whole new level.
As a result of our decades of experience, we've identified and actively target 9 common risk factors that, if appropriately addressed, can reduce the likelihood of failure. These manifest in different forms and may need to be addressed at different times based on the brand, the target industry, the ventures stage of development, as well as the leadership team. Regardless of where they are, we can get them to where they, and you, want them to be.
We actively source a variety of experts from all industries to serve as advisors and technical support for all 1863 member brands. Our goal is to have someone with relevant industry expertise and access to both enable and engage your portfolio brands upon request.
A custom and hands-on approach to deal-flow wherein the 1863 staff run targeted programming nation-wide to develop a list of process-driven and pre-vetted brands that are investment-ready by the end of the program. Leveraging the experience of the 1863 staff and the expertise of our Brain Trust, we'll do the work required to take your high potential investments from "Not Ready" to "High-Value".
We meticulously track our memeber brand performance to understand what's working and what isn't. Doubling down on and optimizing successful strategies processes while evaluating approaches that failed and why. This allows 1863 to streamline our support to similar brands.
We understand a one-size fits all approach doesn't work for all of our partners and the brands they aim to support. So we've got a suite of options designed to meet your organizations budget constraints and the outcomes you aim to provide for your brands.
Not only do you have access to 1863 member brands that match your criteria, but you also gain access to brands across the nation that have been pre-vetted by our partners in major cities around the United States.
Savvy Technology Solutions is a veteran IT firm, led by Mel Worku, that serves leading brands such as Amazon, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, HP & Cisco.
Founded in 2014 by travel and lifestyle expert Teri Johnson, the Harlem Candle Company is the manifestation of her love affair with fragrance, jazz, and Harlem. They've been declared by publications such as Cosmopolitan, The Today Show, Glamour and Essence a brand to watch.
Jacque Amadi is the head magical girl of Adorned By Chi & Chigami Studios, an anime lifestyle and fashion business. Using her platform to represent black women & men, she's changing the anime landscape and is preparing to adapt her book for tv & movies in partnership with Madison Wells.
Janus Contractors, is a full service carpentry company that provides exceptional building and contracting services to federal, state and local government agencies. They've provided the expertise behind the Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab, Univ of MD Medical Center: Gamma Knife Center, and many more amazing projects.
STAR Enterprises, helmed by Naoimi Brown, is a professional staffing solution that works diligently to accommodate the scheduling & budgetary needs of all their clients such as Marriott, Smithsonian, Wework & Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
From occupancy monitoring to contact tracing, SAMS improves operations and enhances customer experience through technology. Staci Redmon, is trusted by clients such as Dell, Booz Allen Hamilton, IBM, Navy Mutual, Army National Guard, Dept of Homeland Security & Dept of Veterans Affairs.
Naa-Sakle Akuete, CEO of Eu’Genia Shea & Naasakle International LLC, produces a line of high-quality shea butters and advises governments and NGOs about shea butter standards, fair trade, and sustainability.
Kunbi Tinuoye founded UrbanGeekz, a groundbreaking digital news platform focused on technology, science, and business. It focuses on the African American, Latino, and multicultural markets, spotlighting women innovators.
Build brand awareness with engaging experiences. Source high potential New Majority teams and reinforce your value & presence within local ecosystem builder networks.
Meet the operators behind the 1863 Ventures brand.
Shape the future of innovation while meeting your brand's goals for growth.
Connect brilliant New Majority teams to amazing opportunities.
A national campaign & fellowship to change the narrative around New Majority founders.