The Perkins Fund invests in people and companies that matter.
Founded in 2016 by industry veteran Sonja Perkins, the fund focuses on high technology companies that fill an unmet market need that can only be solved through a combination of technology, marketing savvy and hard work. The fund typically invests in less than 10% of a round and selectively considers board seats. While typically not a board member, the Perkins Fund provides incredible value in fund raising, market positioning and general business strategy.
The Perkins Fund has invested in over 35 companies with entrepreneurs of high character and capability. While the Perkins Fund does not only invest in women, over 50% of the Perkins Fund founders are women compared to a venture capital industry average of less than 5%. The fund's focus is on long term, lasting relationships with entrepreneurs. Over 30% of the founders have been backed by founder Sonja Hoel Perkins in the past. The Perkins Fund invests in all stages, including seed, startup and late stage deals. Over 70% of the portfolio has raised venture capital.