Graham & Walker does two things: we support founders & we invest in founders. Wherever you are, we are here for you.
Who We Invest In
Where money comes from is just as important as where it’s invested. Our LPs (that’s VC speak for those who invest in a fund) are a diverse group of super smart investors who believe in our investment thesis AND in our mission.
We invest between $25,000 and $400,000 depending on the company stage and round size.
We invest at the pre-seed and seed rounds.
Fill out this form and let us know you are looking for funding. All companies that qualify are also automatically invited to join our founder community, which is managed separately from the fund.
You can expect to hear from us within two weeks. If you’re selected for further review, we will schedule an initial meeting with you to learn more about your team and company. The full investment process will move from there. We are a very small team looking at a large number of opportunities, and we strive to honor your time by giving your application our full attention.
Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, we are unable to provide feedback to everyone. If we meet with you once or more and ultimately decline to invest, we offer feedback if and only if you specifically ask for it. We ask that you complete and send us a self-evaluation prior to your feedback meeting to enrich the conversation.
While the majority of our portfolio is tech or tech enabled companies, we encourage every amazing founder to reach out.
Our current fund is fully closed. To invest in future funds, syndicates, and co-invest in companies visit the investors page.
We understand the unique challenges that await women and non-binary founders, especially those of marginalized identities. We are here to help. Even if you don’t think your company is qualified or ready for the Catalyst, we encourage you to apply. Our program is designed to support a wide variety of founders, including first-time founders.
In our four years running programming for founders, we have learned that companies we are best suited to help get ready to fundraise have clarity on their business, their product, and have evidence of demand. This could mean anything from a waitlist, to signed LOIs, to pilot customers, to paying customers.
We specifically look for companies that understand their business model, target customers, and go to market strategy. We want you to use your time with us to prepare to fundraise, not to pivot! If you’re in the idea phase of your company or product, we’d be happy to refer you to other suitable programs, or would love to see you apply for the next Cohort!
If you are not selected, we will create an opportunity for you to get feedback from the selection process, and if eligible, you will be added to our Founder Community where you’ll benefit from programming, resources, and support from fellow founders year-round.
As far as you, the founder? Founders who succeed are highly coachable, skilled at interpreting and implementing feedback, and ready to put their full focus on the program.
Applicants must have a woman or non-binary founder. Founders are encouraged to bring co-founders to all programming.