What is coLABS?
coLABS is an early-stage investment portfolio seeking to invest in bold, innovative, and widely scalable social enterprises that have the potential to dramatically improve the lives of women and girls around the world.
We are looking for companies that strongly align with our four key criteria.
Are women central to the growth of your business? Does the issue you’re solving for your community disproportionately affect women/girls?
Can your company grow wide/fast enough within 5 years to reach new markets or to provide new services/products to your customers?
How are you bringing something new to the world?
Have you tested your idea, seen it to be sustainable, and now you’re ready to scale? Is revenue-share the appropriate type of investment capital for your company?
We believe it takes more than capital alone to scale social enterprises for maximum impact.
OUR APPROACH At coLABS, our “gender lens” strategy moves beyond focusing on individual women as leaders. We strategically fund entrepreneurs and early-stage ventures that leverage women, and their critical role in the community, as a core part of their corporate DNA and business model. We believe widening our investment lens will create the greatest impact on quality-of-life for women and girls in these communities.
OUR TERMS We provide revenue-share investment capital and seek a healthy return on investment within 3-5 years of investment. To understand more about our investment terms, see the below revenue-share overview and a detailed sample term sheet with explanations.
Do you align with our investment criteria? If so, we encourage you to apply for investment consideration.
Upcoming Investment Cycle Schedule (Subject to change)
- JULY 2018 [Pre-Screen Submission Deadline: June 25, 2018]
- OCTOBER 2018 [Pre-Screen Submission Deadline: September 15, 2018]
- JANUARY 2019 [Pre-Screen Submission Deadline: December 15, 2018]