LookBeyond TheVisible

We Believe

Great founders solving hard problems. Wherever and whoever they are – we endeavor to find them. We understand that solutions to hard problems are more likely to come from diverse teams.

Authentic Ventures has built a highly diverse, inclusive network to help our companies win.

“Talent is equally distributed. Opportunity is not.”
Darren Walker, CEO, Ford Foundation
“Growing up in a creative household, I learned to be a creative thinker.”
Camille Hearst, Co-founder and CEO, Kit
Investment Focus

What We Look For

Early stage

We typically first invest in Seed or Seed Extension rounds where we believe we can add the most value. We also selectively invest in Series A and Series B companies.

Hard Problems

We only invest in founders solving problems that, if solved, can create a tremendous amount of value for customers and stakeholders. Bold, ambitious visions are favored over modest ones.

Product Market Fit

Can you demonstrate that product market fit can be achieved on a modest amount of capital?

Sector Focus

While we look at companies in all sectors, we are particularly fond of (i) enterprise software; (ii) consumer; (iii) digital health; and (iv) deep/frontier tech. We love technology and especially software.

Technical background

Do you have two or more founders? And does at least one have a technical background? We rarely invest in teams that do not have at least one technical founder.

Shared values

Trust, integrity, putting customers and stakeholders first, inclusion and honesty are all must haves.