Vertical404 Capital

Investing in Black & Latinx tech founders at the earliest stage of their entrepreneurial journey.

Vertical404 Capital is a pre-seed stage venture capital firm investing in long-term relationships with founders driven to change the future of the everyday economy. 

We strive to be the first institutional investor in our portfolio companies and offer check sizes of $100k. 

We are here to be a valued asset to our portfolio companies and provide more than first money in, we help navigate our founders through the process of scaling and progressing towards Series A funding.

Ares of Interest >>

We have a strong interest in Black & Latinx entrepreneurs building SaaS companies in the following industries:

  • Finance
  • Health
  • Education
  • Future of Work

Company Criteria >>

Companies are best positioned to receive backing from Vertical404 Capital by meeting the following criteria:

  • Have one Black or Latinx founder and Chief Executive Officer
  • Geographically located in U.S. or Canada
  • Must have C-Corp Status

Driven & Coachable Founders

We target founders who are driven by the pursuit of creating change. Co-founders who have a deep knowledge of the existing problem and how it can be solved.

Market Validation

We look for ideas that fit in their defined market and have the potential for massive growth.

Product Differentiation

We target companies that offer a product or service offering that can be distinctly differentiated in the market.

Brand Differentiation

We value companies with a defined and unique narrative. A brand presence that clearly communicates the problem you're solving & why it matters to those inside & outside of your company.