The Marathon Fund
The Marathon Fund (formerly DC Inclusive Innovation Fund) is a seed-stage equity fund primarily investing in innovative businesses led by exceptional entrepreneurs that have been historically underrepresented in raising capital within the private institutional market ecosystem.
We are national in scope with an opportunistic focus on emerging companies located in and around the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia metro area (DMV). The DMV, an already emerging next level innovation hub, is now home to the three largest employers in the country with the recent entrance of Amazon’s second headquarters location.
The Marathon Fund's mission is to insure entrepreneurial talent from all genders, cultures, lifestyle preferences, and challenging circumstances meaningfully participate in the region's ascension and related wealth creation as a leading technology ecosystem.
We target scalable technology-enabled and other leading-edge businesses that have the potential to generate outsized returns for our stakeholders and transform communities, systems, and industries. From the pre-seed to pre-Series A stages of company growth, we have a focused mission to deploy our capital responsibly to the best and brightest founders that have demonstrated unique talents, vision, and tenacity to achieve a high level of success.
We invest in high potential scalable technology and non-technology businesses led by diverse founders, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, seniors, and veterans.
Our investment team's experience in guiding underrepresented entrepreneurs in reaching their growth objectives and creating successful companies is unparalleled in the industry.
We rely on a local, grass roots approach and due diligence evaluation process as well as leverage a customized support ecosystem of vast development resources currently existing within the DMV region, to discover and cultivate talent among underrepresented entrepreneurial communities of color, women, LGBTQ, the disabled, veterans, and other historically overlooked groups.