Support entrepreneurs in your community for targeted impact
Did you ever wish you could
use philanthropy to directly impact entrepreneurs in your community?
Able Fund seeks to be the best co-investor a funder has ever found, helping Founders become better operators, providing crucial institutional support at an early stage and providing ongoing support, guidance, and risk-resource matching.
We’re not an accelerator, nor are we a traditional investment fund. We’ve chosen 501(c)(3) status because it gives us a long-term, high-altitude view.
This enables us to provide support and capital to a large number of founders, and patiently grow a non-profit evergreen fund from the value that we create together.
We believe that Funders are powerful Community Influencers capable of leveraging their investment AND philanthropic dollars to help entrepreneurs and the economy by growing good jobs. Investors can bring their philanthropic lives into alignment with their financial lives for targeted impact: funding underserved but deserving startups that our economy depends on.
We aim to create valuable and simple ways to make the relationship between founders and funders delightful, mutually-beneficial, and easy to manage. Our structured program helps Founders enroll Funders as more than just a source of money through creating ongoing and transparent feedback loops between them.
Able Fund isn’t a charity. We’re convinced that this model is also a way to make a lot more money. Put simply, 1000’s of base hits are greater than 10's of home runs.
A J-curve model has a real cost on the individual, community, and even portfolio level and tries to achieve escape velocity through exclusion and sacrifice, rather than create equal opportunity and access.
Rather than investing $10M into 2-5 companies and turning one into a 100x company, we believe taking that same $10M and investing it into 100 1x-2x companies and turning them into 2x-3x companies could create outsized value for founders, investors, and communities.
Superior Returns From
a Different Strategy