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HOW WE INVEST

Lightship Capital invests in remarkable businesses led by FOC (Founders of Color), LBGTQ+, Women & Innovators with Disabilities. By supporting our founders and their teams with the resources every startup needs to thrive, Lightship empowers, uplifts and catalyzes wealth building for ecosystems typically excluded from economic advancement opportunity.

INDUSTRIES WE INVEST IN

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We invest in the following Industries:
Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)
E-Commerce
Sustainability
Artificial Intelligence
Health Tech
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WHERE WE INVEST

Companies based anywhere in the United States, excluding New York, Boston, and San Francisco. Companies based in the Midwest and South are our focus, and firms based in or willing to relocate to Ohio, Tulsa, OK or Arkansas are given additional consideration.

STAGE

Post - Product, Post - Revenue, Pre-Seed to Series A

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OUR TEAM

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Candice Matthews Brackeen

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.

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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Marlon Avery

Engineering Director

Marlon Avery is the Engineering Director of Lightship, where he evaluates the tech ecosystem and engineering infrastructure of early-stage startups and emerging company investments.

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