About Us

Founders First Capital Partners provides access to the critical capital businesses need to unlock their economic potential.

Empowering
Underrepresented Businesses

Founders First Capital Partners is building a comprehensive ecosystem through its proprietary platform to empower underrepresented founders to become leading premium wage job creators within their communities.

We provide revenue-based funding and advisory services to service-based small businesses located outside of major capital markets.

Celebrating Inclusivity

We support inclusive businesses including those led by women, people of color, LGBTQ+, military veterans, diverse teams and businesses located in low to moderate-income areas.

Our proprietary expansion advisory programs and growth methodologies guide these underserved service-based businesses to realize the growth potential ahead of them.

Kim T. Folsom

Founder, Chairperson & CEO

Success Driven Programs

Our coaches, advisors and experienced team provide customized support, resources and recommendations to help the company set and achieve their goals.

Jacob Haar

Managing Partner, Community Investment Management (CIM)

Shuaib Siddiqui

Director of Impact Investing, Surdna Foundation

“We are proud to support Founders First Capital Partners…and their work to bridge the financial and cultural funding gap for small businesses. We believe it’s an investment that will provide social and financial returns for years to come.”

Philip Gaskin

Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Ewing
Marion Kauffman Foundation

“Entrepreneurship is key to economic growth, new job creation, and wealth building. However, at least 83% of entrepreneurs do not access bank loans or venture capital at the time of startup. Founders First is building an innovative funding model to reduce this barrier to help a diverse group of founders gain access to flexible capital to expand and grow their businesses.”

Jacob Haar

Managing Partner, Community Investment Management (CIM)

Shuaib Siddiqui

Director of Impact Investing, Surdna Foundation

“We are proud to support Founders First Capital Partners…and their work to bridge the financial and cultural funding gap for small businesses. We believe it’s an investment that will provide social and financial returns for years to come.”

Philip Gaskin

Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Ewing
Marion Kauffman Foundation

“Entrepreneurship is key to economic growth, new job creation, and wealth building. However, at least 83% of entrepreneurs do not access bank loans or venture capital at the time of startup. Founders First is building an innovative funding model to reduce this barrier to help a diverse group of founders gain access to flexible capital to expand and grow their businesses.”

Founders First Investors

Learn about our sister company, Founders First CDC and its accelerator programs.

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