Bridge the racial wealth gap
by providing capital, expertise, and network
to IBIPOC & Women-owned small businesses

Traditionally due to racial bias and systemic discrimination, BIPOC & women business owners have difficulty accessing the capital, expertise, and network needed to grow businesses.

Services businesses are easy to start with no capital requirement but difficult to grow without capital.

There are many profitable mature professional service businesses that have been in operation for years but have not grown. Small service businesses have no exit and usually no succession plan in place. 

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Cascading Impact

Companies we back create high-value professional jobs in underserved communities.

Founders and their teams gain wealth.

Businesses our companies serve to benefit from strong financial support. Accounting and financial services are the backbones of business success, so we are starting there. We will then move on to other segments of BIPOC and women-led service businesses. 

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Meet The Team

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Managing Partner
Leah Zveglich

Leah Zveglich is a family business specialist who focuses on succession planning. Leah is a serial entrepreneur and social enterprise investor. She has worked globally for all sizes of businesses and industries both as an executive and advisor. 

+1 (845) 383-7778

leah@versitypartners.com

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General Partner
Mike Edlehart

Mike Edelhart is a venture capitalist with over 400 companies invested and several unicorn exits. He successfully manages several early-stage funds and is a technology specialist. 

 

+1 (415) 699-7646‬

mike@versitypartners.com 

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General Partner
Wei Huang

Wei Huang is an investment professional with experience in all asset classes including direct investment, M&A and fund management. Served as the Chief Investment Officer at Auto Club Group and at the St Paul Foundation.

+1 (971) 227-0047

wei@versitypartners.com

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Pradeep Menon
E. David Ellington
C. Derek Campbell
Advisor
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Pradeep Menon was the Managing Director heading the Investing and Advisory business at Refinitiv. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry working in New York, London and Hong Kong.

E. David Ellington is Founder & Executive Chairman of the Silicon Valley Blockchain Society (SVBS). SVBS supports Frontier Technologies including Blockchain, AI, Cryptocurrencies, Spatial Web, AR/VR, Digital Health, IoT and Fintech related projects across industries and for social impact. He is also Former Chair, SFERS (US$20B).

+1 (415) 699-7646‬

david@svbs.one

C. Derek Campbell is the Executive Chairman of African Metals Group, Ltd., a strategic metals/critical minerals/rare earth elements asset acquisition corporation that supports global energy transition. He is also the Executive Chairman of AlphaSierra Group, as well as a Principal in Aquila Capital & Partners.

+1(202) 747-5845

cdcampbell@lvc-global.com 

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