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Alumni of Founder Institute’s VC Lab fund accelerator (FI.co/VC) have so far raised over $100M, and are building innovative new venture funds across the globe. On July 8, 2021 we hosted a live ‘Meet the Funds’ online event, where 250+ attendees heard directly from the new managers that built their funds in the VC Lab program. Participating GP panelists included: 

  • Brittany Barreto, Ph.D., Co-Founding General Partner of Coyote Ventures (VC Lab Cohort 3): Coyote Ventures is a $10M Seed-stage venture fund in the US to invest in companies innovating in women’s health and wellness, founded by General Partners who are scientists and industry experts, and supporting founders leveraging our thousand-plus member network and media platform FemTech Focus.
  • Sidney Nakahodo, Founder & General Partner of Seldor Capital (VC Lab Cohort 2): Seldor Capital is a pre-seed fund based in New York City that invests in startups in the U.S. working with Space technologies and their applications.
  • Isabel Starck and Bryan Duarte, Co-Founders of BlackTech Capital (VC Lab Cohort 3): By focusing on Black Entrepreneurs in CleanTech, our impact is at the intersection of social responsibility and environmental initiatives.

You can watch the full-length webinar video here​, or see the reviews and testimonial highlights below to learn about the experiences of these new managers who built their funds through the VC Lab program:


VC Lab is a 14 week intensive program helping New Fund Managers to start accelerators, pre-seed, seed, or Series A venture capital firms globally. Application deadline for cohort 4 is July 18, 2021.


Journey to Launching a Space Tech fund in VC Lab


Journey to Launching Minority Founder-Focused CleanTech fund in VC Lab


New Fund Manager Inspiration for Female GPs: Coyote Ventures


Surprises in Launching a New VC Fund + VC Lab Program Testimonial


VC Lab ‘Tactical’ Program Benefits & Frameworks for Fundraising


New Fund Manager Insights on Rejection & Fundraising Realities


New Fund Manager Inspiration: ‘Taking the Jump’ & ‘Remembering Your Why’


On Challenges for Women & Minorities Entering VC & Raising First Fund


VC Lab is a 14 week intensive program helping New Fund Managers to start accelerators, pre-seed, seed, or Series A venture capital firms globally. Application deadline for cohort 4 is July 18, 2021.

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VC Lab is a VC Accelerator program run by the Founder Institute, the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator. The Founder Institute has over 5,000 portfolio companies worth an estimated $30B in value. 

Learn more about the Founder Institute at FI.co or VC Lab at FI.co/vc.

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