Vertical404 is an Atlanta-based Pre-Seed Venture Fund and Startup Accelerator driven to provide people color with the education, mentorship, network, and capital required to impact the future of tech.
With each passing day, the world becomes increasingly multicultural and driven by advancements in technology – and we at Vertical404 believe the current and future leaders of tech need to bear a resemblance to the world they serve.
We believe that with the right support Black and Latinx entrepreneurs & technologists can lead companies that impact the future of tech and shape our everyday economy.
Antoine Woods Jr.
Founder + General Partner
Antoine is a strong advocate of entrepreneurship and has spent his career working with tech startups as an entrepreneur, developer, and operator. He has a focus of working with entrepreneurs who are using tech to solve the problems of everyday people — and is fueled by the passion to position founders of color with the ability to build sustainable high growth companies.
Prior to founding Vertical404, Antoine operated a branding consultancy where he specialized in brand positioning & growth strategy implementation — and previously worked as a software developer and product manager. These experiences have molded his perspective and focus of investing in early-stage SaaS and internet startups that are shaping the future of the everyday economy.
Antoine holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Middle Tennessee State University. He lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife and two children.