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About Earl Childress
Earl Childress is a SMART VENTURE CAPITAL COMPANY that manages a family of smart funds focused on early-stage investing. Our initial investments are during a startup’s Pre-Seed through Series A phase, with our initial checks range from $5k – $1.5M. We invest smart money to solve problems which enhances the lives of people.
Founded in 2018, Earl Childress vision is to provide problem solvers access to the tools and resources needed to create a better world for everyone. Our mission is to actively help our portfolio companies by utilizing our startup experience and network companies to maximize our return on investment. Our ultimate goal is to make a positive impact on the world, one startup at a time.
Earl Childress understands financial activism through investing can produce real change. We are economic rights leaders. Actions speak louder than words, therefore we are financially active in stopping racism and closing the wealth gap. We are strong supporters of education, fair economy and creating jobs in the communities which we serve.
ENHANCING THE LIVES OF PEOPLE
Why Earl Childress?
Smart money with Tools and Resources
25 Years Experience
EQUITY & DEBT
BECOME A SMART MEMBER
Becoming a member of the Earl Childress community means you are a constituent of a cohesive group of founders and investors who are truly committed to solving problems and enhancing the lives of people.
Our membership opportunity is a great way to experience the world of venture capital as a founder or investor. Members receive invitations to training events, emails each month full of valuable resources and expert advice on fundraising, scaling your business and smart investing. Stories are shared, challenges given, and action steps provided. Join Now!
SUBMIT YOUR PITCH
Everything you need to know about our investment criteria to start the process is outlined below. Please submit the investment form if looking for an investment.
Thanks for your interest in Earl Childress! We’re excited to learn about your company.
If your company meets our criteria, please fill out this form so our team can learn about your company. Please download our Deck Template if you are looking for guidance.
Receive a decision within 48 hours. You can find more details on what we look for in investments here.
Please note: We generally do not invest in Biotech, Consumer Products, Cannabis, Hardware, or capital intensive businesses. We also do not invest in projects such as movies, plays and music. We only invest in USA based companies.