Aspen Capital Fund is looking for startups with a technical focus, founded by or owned by Hispanics for a project that Aspen Capital Fund is commissioning. The focus of the project is to collect data on the Hispanic and Latino Venture Capital markets. The goal of the project is to shine light on a fast growing segment in the United States that has previously gone unrecognized. The project is managed by Gregory Tanner and data collection and analysis by Kai Thompson of Aspen Capital Fund. The findings and report will be published in September 2014.
“We have some data based on our business, but we wanted to extend our data points to a national level and include some correlation, and analysis of that data.” comments Gregory Tanner. “Committing a resource like Kai Thompson allows us to really focus on details and analysis.” Kai Thompson is currently an intern with ACF Ventures and is a junior at the University of San Francisco, studying Finance and accounting. Data will be compiled over the next few months and will be available in September.
Some of the spirit behind the study comes from the partnership for a new American economy. The study provides strong data on Hispanic entrepreneurship in the United States. The study is collaboration between The Partnership for a new American Economy and The Latino Donor Collaborative. Aspen Capital Fund specifically focuses on early stage Minority owned startups that are focused in the Hispanic consumer or business to business markets. Data that will be collected follows these types of businesses.
Aspen Capital Funds venture arm, ACF Ventures, has a committed site for Hispanic Venture Capital News named Venturuso. The site has been collecting news about Latino finance, venture capital deals and private equity. More information on Hispanic entrepreneurship can be found on Venturuso.
To learn more about the study or submit your company visit Aspen Capital Fund or contact Kai Thompson.