People of color and other minorities

Defy Ventures

Investor type

VC

Founded

2010

AUM

-

Location

United States

$1-5 m

Investment Ticket

3-5 years

Investment Horizon

Seed, Series A

Investment Stage

Sale to strategic investor, IPO

Exit Strategy

Profile

Defy Ventures' mission is to shift mindsets to give people with criminal histories their best shot at a second chance through career readiness, personal development, and entrepreneurship training programs offered in prisons and in the community. With a vision to cut recidivism rates in half by leveraging entrepreneurship to increase economic opportunity and transform lives, Defy currently works in seven states and sixteen prisons nationwide.

Industry

Fintech Marketing and Advertising Real Estate Education Software Transportation Edtech E-commerce/Marketplace Fashion/Beauty Financial Services Food and Beverage Foodtech Media and Entertainment Other Pharmaceuticals Robotics Sports/SportsTech MedTech Technology Life Sciences Infrastructure Music HealthTech AdTech

Region of investment

North America

Contacts

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hGkY2CdUfnxriMt3 Director, Prison Programs
Director, Prison Programs
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hGkY2CdUfnxriMt3 Progam Associate
Progam Associate
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hGkY2CdUfnxriMt3 Program Manager
Program Manager
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hGkY2CdUfnxriMt3 Associate Board Member
Associate Board Member
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