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Influencing Social Change through Venture Investing

Gaingels is a leading LGBTQIA+/Allies investment syndicate, and one of the largest and most active private investors in North America1 dedicated to supporting diversity in leadership at all levels within the venture capital ecosystem. Gaingels co-invests with select venture capital leads in companies resolved on building diverse and inclusive teams. We seek to drive top returns while influencing the ecosystem and representing the LGBTQ community, its allies, and a diverse group of investors within the capital stack of its portfolio companies.

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invested since 2019
As of January 2022, Gaingels projects close to $600M+ in investments for the year
70+ 🦄
Unicorns in the Portfolio
The Gaingels Portfolio counts over 1000+ companies
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Our Portfolio Companies

  • All Sectors
  • All Co-Investors
  • All Investments Round
  • Pre Seed
  • Seed
  • Series A
  • Series B
  • Series C
  • Series D
  • Series E
  • Series E+
  • All Companies
  • All Exited Companies
  • Acquired
  • SPAC
  • IPO
  • Wind Down

    What We Do

    Social Change Through Business

    We are amongst the most active LGBTQIA+/Allies Venture investors in the world and we are singlehandledly dedicated to supporting and promoting diversity and inclusion at each of our portfolio companies through direct support and that of our member network.

    Our Mission is to foster social change through business and create a more diverse, inclusive and accessible venture ecosystem at all levels of leadership.

    We do this first and foremost by ensuring that diverse and underrepresented (including LGBTQ+) leaders of high-growth companies have access to capital. The knock-on effect of being able to raise capital is huge. Raising capital to fund a company's growth is an important attribute of success for founders, and successful founders/CEOs quickly become people of power and influence. This opens doors and creates opportunities for those who have been traditionally excluded from them.

    But we also know that diversity and inclusion is a journey and that equitable representation is an ever ongoing and renewing task. We therefore invest and support all companies that recognize its importance and see Gaingels as a valuable and strategic partner, through our network of members, experts, and portfolio companies, in building truly diverse and inclusive teams.

    We ask all companies we invest in to join us in a number of different initiatives aimed at building a truly diverse and inclusive organization. We spell this out in our Gaingels Letter, which we encourage all portfolio companies to acknowledge, sign and refer to when developing the culture and makeup of their organizations.

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    Oustanding Returns

    Skilled investors seek outstanding returns, and moving greater amounts of capital opens more doors, starting the conversation while supporting our portfolio towards ever more inclusion and equality for more people. Investment capital, and the returns that motivate its allocation, are therefore key to our mission, and by co-investing with the top venture investors in the ecosystem in competitive and oversubscribed rounds, we seek to give our members unparalleled access to deals that may power those returns.


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