Fueling the next generation of innovation in Middle America
36% of companies founded in the U.S. on average are in the Midwest, South, and Mountain West, yet they only received 20% of VC investments.
Where Companies are Founded
Rest of United States
2829 Companies Founded in 2022. 44% of those companies were in the Midwest, South, and Mountain West.
In 2021, a total of $332.68 bn was invested in companies. Only 13.6% of investments went to the Midwest, South, and Mountain West.
Funds Invested in$$$ (bns)
% of Funds Invested
GDP/GPI by Region
The South, Midwest, and Mountain West contributed more than 60% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Gross Personal Income (GPI) to the U.S. economy in 2022 indicating untapped economic potential in these regions.
Business fundamentals more than ever are the differentiator between resilient companies that can withstand market changes and those that are fads.
Unique Deal Flow
Accelerators, State, & University Connections
Numerous relationships with accelerators. state, and college funded programs:: Gener8tor (WI, AL, IL, NE, NV, MN, ND. OH, OK) NewChip, Illinois State Treasurer, 1871, StartOut, Kellogg and more to come
Relationships with Angel Networks like Portolo Valley Partners, Gaingels, Wealthing VC, etc.
In conversation with groups like Afrotech and Lesbians Who Tech to create opportunities for connections to founders within their networks
Southern, Black, transnonbinary lesbian with extensive BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and southern network
Executive coach known for accelerating product-market fit with product culture focus
Alum of Duke University, Northwestern University, Oxford College, Robert Morris University, and John Marshall Law School with multiple graduate degrees
15-year tech veteran and product leader at companies like Apple, Netflix, Cars.com, Sprout Social, and Publicis Groupe
Verified Thought Leader with over 50k+ followers across social media channels
Co-Host of The Drops Podcast, one of the Top 25% most shared podcasts globally on Spotify in 2022
Selected as a 30 under 30 Windy City Times, 40 under 40 Silicon Valley Business Journal, Queer 50, Top 35 Hero Advocate Executives, LGBTQ Nation Hero of the Year
"B. has been an incredible asset to Purple Arch Ventures, even prior to their joining our investment committee. Their contextual assessment of our deals reflects a decade-long product career, as well as insatiable curiosity and resourcefulness. B.’s persistence and tenacity made us look great in the eyes of our founders, and we are forever grateful for their service to our most recent fund. B. has all the makings of a stellar venture fund manager, and we’re excited to see what they do.”
--David Beazley, Managing Partner, Purple Arch Ventures, an Alumni Ventures Fund
"“I deeply value B. as an advisor and person. They are someone I trust for clear, candid feedback across multiple areas of our mission. I come away from our conversations feeling lifted by their energy and insight, and I believe Let’sGlo is a better company because of B.’s partnership and support.”
--Matthew Bradley, Founder Let's Glo
DVRGNT's advisors with business experience across numerous industries