HELPING IMMIGRANT FOUNDERS SUCCEED FASTER

With A Mission To Create 100,000 American Jobs


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OUR STORY


We started Unshackled Ventures in 2014 with a simple entrepreneurial vision - help immigrant founded startups succeed faster. 

As a first generation American and a first generation immigrant our pathways first crossed at a startup in 2010. Through our personal entrepreneurial experiences, we saw that our diverse backgrounds led to incredible and innovative thinking. As we worked with some the most successful VCs, we also understood the best partners provide much more than capital - they help alleviate time consuming distractions and obstacles. This is especially needed for early-stage, immigrant founded startups. By bringing together immigration support and venture resources we knew we could support some of the most brilliant minds in America succeed faster. 

Our mission is to create 100,000 new American jobs. By taking a strong customer service approach, we’ve built an incredible network of resources for founder success. These resources, applied at the earliest stages, is the difference between success and failure. This is how we build on the American Dream. 


WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE


Unshackled Ventures believes that when we remove the obstacles for diverse teams they are free to tackle the biggest problems in the world. And that makes the world just a little bit better. For all.



PRE-SEED CAPITAL

We invest up to $300k per company. We are happy to lead pre-seed rounds and target 8-15% equity ownership. 



STRUCTURE

Employment and immigration support needed to legally work and build a company in the U.S.



ENGAGED NETWORK

Hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors and executive to help you succeed faster.

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WHAT WE INVEST IN

We love to be part of the first 2 years of an entrepreneurial journey for teams with at least 1 immigrant founder. We love strong teams with massive business potential (sometimes with only PowerPoint decks). We aren’t afraid to take risks with you. Founders looking to define the future of an industry and solving a top customer pain-point are in our wheelhouse. If you’ve developed a strong adversity muscle, you are right for Unshackled Ventures.

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Unshackled rightly understands that immigrants represent nothing but potential. — Laurene Powell Jobs

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Join the Unshackled Ventures team and our portfolio companies. 


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