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ABOUT US

Our Region

We are based in — and focused

on — the Midwest, which has surpassed other regions in exit valuations despite receiving less than half of the investment dollars taken in the other regions.

Our Network

Lightship engages Executives-

in-Residence with experience at corporations including Yum! Brands, Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and more. Our EIRs are thoughtfully matched to our portfolio companies based on industry, experience, and their ability to create meaningful wins for our founders.

Our Founders

All of the founders we serve are people of color, women, members of the LGBTQIAP community, people with disabilities, and others who have been overlooked and underfunded by traditional venture capital.

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OUR TEAM

Candice Matthews Bracken

General Partner

Candice Brackeen is the General Partner of Lightship, the Cincinnati-based venture capital fund. Lightship Capital works to support underrepresented, early-stage, transformational businesses.

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Brian Brackeen

General Partner

Brian Brackeen is the General Partner of Lightship, the Cincinnati-based venture capital fund. Brian is responsible for fund operations, entrepreneurial training, and leadership of the AI team.

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Alexis Alston

Senior Associate

Alexis Alston is the Senior Associate of Lightship, where she is the first contact for our founders, prepares investment memorandum, and manages deal flow.

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