VC  Lightship Capital

     Office Locations:

2900 Reading Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45206



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Financial Services
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Lightship Capital is the new impact venture capital fund focused on technology driven startups founded/led by underrepresented professionals. Lightship Capital invests in early stage companies led by BIPOC, LBGTQ+, women & people with disabilities who operate in the CPG, E-Commerce, Sustainability, Artificial Intelligence, and Healthcare spaces. Based in and focused on the Midwest, which has surpassed other regions in exit valuations despite receiving less than half of the investment dollars taken in the other regions.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Alexis Alston Senior Associate
    Brian Brackeen General Partner
    Candice Matthews Brackeen General Partner


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