Anchor is a Fund of Funds strategy leveraging diversity to produce exceptional outcomes.
We are targeting a multi-billion fund backing remarkable Black venture fund managers across the Americas, Africa, and Europe.
By identifying opportunities within this market and coupling them with our unprecedented ecosystem access, Anchor aims to build wealth on a global scale for our investors and community.
It is estimated that discriminatory financial practices in business have cost the U.S. economy alone up to $16 trillion over the past 20 years, with $13 trillion missing from the entrepreneurial ecosystem– costing North Americans 6.1 million new jobs per year.
While alarming, this information is confirmation of the absence of interest and funding in Black-led funds and high-growth potential startups led by founders of color.
Anchor aims to leverage a multi-billion dollar fund and unprecedented ecosystem access to invest in these venture fund managers and entrepreneurs globally, from Series B to IPO.
WE ARE WHO WE SERVE
Our team leverages decades of combined experience and skills across industries and asset classes to make allocations that move inclusion and innovation forward.
Brian Brackeen, Lightship Capital’s Anchor Fund General Partner, drives fund operations, legal aspects, and AI teams.
A pioneer in AI, he led a globally renowned face recognition firm, challenging biases and advocating for ethical tech use. Formerly at Apple and IBM, his expertise spans tech giants and ethical innovation.
Ollen Douglass, Lightship Anchor’s General Partner, led Motley Fool Ventures from zero to $250M in 5 years, fostering 5 unicorns from a 32-company portfolio, and a fund-of-funds program focused on underrepresented funders and founders. His background spans 14 years as CFO of The Motley Fool Holdings, a decade in banking, and auditing for KPMG.
VERNON LEE JR.
Vernon Lee, Jr., Lightship Anchor’s General Partner, was a partner at The Marathon Fund backing underrepresented entrepreneurs. With US/France private equity and venture capital summit chair experience and PwC directorship, he brings $500B+ AUM insights, elevating strategies for growth, governance, and venture initiatives.
Jennell Lynch, Lightship Anchor's Operating Partner, utilizes her extensive executive background and dynamic insights to enhance overall operational efficiency. Jennell's recent role as Vice President at the National Association of Investment Companies showcased her leadership in overseeing a network of over 50 member firms representing over $90 billion in AUM.
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Applications for investment will launch via portal here by February 1, 2024. Our first manager interviews will be scheduled for Q3, 2024.
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