About 1863™
1863™ Ventures is a Black-led national business development nonprofit accelerator and venture capital fund for New Majority Founders (i.e., individuals who have been historically underestimated, including Black and Latino men and women). The District of Columbia-based organization supports over 3,200 entrepreneurs across the United States, leveraging capital investments, owned curricula, grant funding, as well as corporate and philanthropic partnerships to scale businesses from high potential to high growth.

What drives us to do what we do

Meet the Brand

Our work in DC

Though we're a national brand, we are deeply committed to being a force of change in the nations capital.

Our People

Meet the operators
at 1863™.

Melissa Bradley

Founder
‍1863 Ventures

Partnerships
Deploy the right resources to the right teams at the right time.
Curricula
Explore our outcomes driven approach to business strategy.