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The JumpFund invests in early-stage, women-led, high-growth ventures. We seek strong female business leaders who are starting or growing scalable companies which have a business plan and the market opportunity to grow revenue to at least $20 million over 3-5 years.

Entrepreneurs seeking a JumpFund investment must meet the following criteria:

  • Your business must be female-led, ideally with a woman in a C-level role and she must have significant equity in the company

  • Early stage businesses with potential for rapid, high growth and a sustainable revenue model

  • The management team should be well-rounded and experienced in the sector in which the company is based

  • The company must be an established LLC or C-corporation

  • The company must have a clear exit strategy and understand their market and competitive landscape

  • The company must be located in the Southeast region of the U.S.


If you feel your company fits the above description, follow this link to our application platform on Proseeder here.

Not sure you’re ready? Apply for the Upstart Accelerator! By the end of your experience with this female-focused accelerator, you’ll emerge with a working business model, a refined investor pitch, and in many cases, even a built-in customer base. You’ll connect with seasoned female founders from across the world, and also earn a chance to pitch at their annual Memphis Demo Day event. The JumpFund partners with Start.co to provide coaching, pitch preparation, and seed funding to companies participating the Upstart accelerator program.