May 2019

At Elevate Capital, we believe there is tremendous opportunity to invest early and offer mentorship to entrepreneurs. We provide the venture capital and guidance they need to turn their startups into great companies.

Founder Insights Video Series: Patti White, Hemex Health

In our Founder Insights video series on the Elevate Capital YouTube Channel, Patti White, Co-Founder and CEO of Hemex Health reveals her venture capital experience. Have a business idea that will make a difference in the world? Learn how Patti started Hemex Health.

“Make sure you’re doing something you’re very passionate about. You will have high highs, but you’re going to have low lows too. If you’re passionate about what you choose to do, it makes all the difference.” – Patti White

Watch Patti's Video

Elevate Welcomes New Portfolio Company: Goodwell

Congratulations to Goodwell for winning first place at TechfestNW, the annual technology conference in Portland. Goodwell’s successful kickstarter campaign from last year, presentation at TechfestNW, and the company’s commitment to create responsibly made products using natural, renewable, and infinitely recyclable materials showcased them as the “best and brightest” startup.

“The company is dedicated to sustainable processes and practices that help enhance and empower the human ritual of personal care through innovation, technology, and impact. We are dedicated to leaving a legacy of good, and it starts with creating responsible products to support and empower the future of the planet we share,” said Patrick Triato, Co-Founder and CEO of Goodwell.


Learn More About Goodwell

Portfolio Blog Series: Jennifer Ferguson, Handful

In our founder series on The Elevate Capital Blog, entrepreneurs have come together to share their venture capital experience. We recently sat down with Jennifer Ferguson, CEO of Handful, where she reveals her venture capital experience.

Check out Jennifer’s insights to fuel your own entrepreneur success story. Handful's mission is to elevate, motivate, and support women to grab life!  

“Know your voice. That’s a big thing I learned as an entrepreneur while going through the investment process. Also...feel the fear, and do it anyway.” – Jennifer Ferguson

Read Jennifer’s Story

Portfolio Company in the News: Paula Hayes, Hue Noir

“We’re excited to announce that Hue Noir launched our partnership with Sally Beauty on May 1,” said Paula Hayes, Founder, President and CEO of Hue Noir Cosmetics. “Proud to be among the first makeup brands they are bringing in to expand their offerings for women of color.”  You can now #FindYourHue at    

Inclusion Summit Panel Video: Funding with Purpose

Diane Fraiman, Anarghya Vardhana, Nita Shah, Julie Harrelson, Priya Saiprasad, and Jesse Draper share their stories with Robin Jones, Venture Partner with Elevate Capital.

The 2018 Elevate Capital Inclusion Summit featured keynote presentations, fireside chats, company presentations, and panel discussions that focused on inclusion, entrepreneurship, mentor capitalism, and success stories.

This month we’re highlighting the “Funding with Purpose” panel video where women VCs discuss how they are making a difference for entrepreneurs.

Watch Funding with Purpose Video

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