The Social Entrepreneurs' Fund

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TSEF on the Future of Consumer Finance

Increasing Access, Unlocking Growth.

At the Social Entrepreneurs’ Fund, we aspire to build a world with greater access, opportunity, and shared prosperity. We believe that addressing the needs of all individuals in this country, not just the top 10%, is more than a moral imperative – it’s a compelling business opportunity that's been severely overlooked. We invest in founders who share our vision.

CEO Erine Gray’s difficulties in finding critical social services for his mother inspired him to build FindHelp, the largest online network of verified social care providers in the U.S. The platform has connected 6 million individuals to services thus far. Read More

A New Reality

Today, Americans face overwhelming adversity, across financial security, rising healthcare costs, and high cost of poverty.

Our Approach

TSEF's portfolio breaks down barriers perpetuating income inequality, while addressing broad market needs.

Lack of Financial Security

40% of Americans cannot cover an unexpected $400 expense. One out of every five Americans is not able to pay their current monthly bills.

FinTech

Increasing access to productive financial products and lowering the transaction costs of everyday financial actions.

Increased Healthcare Costs

National health expenditures have increased 1000%+ per capita since 1979. Over 25% of adults skipped necessary medical care in 2017 because they couldn’t afford it.

HealthTech

Increasing the quality of healthcare for all Americans, as well as increasing access to social services and improving the social determinants of health (SDoH)

No Economic Progress

The lowest 60% of earners have experienced virtually no real wage growth in 40 years. One in ten fulltime workers earn less than $25,720 (2x the federal poverty line)

Future of Work

Increasing access to meaningful employment and improving the quality of existing workforce infrastructure

Investing for good.

We’re here to protect our founders’ mission-driven vision while we help their businesses scale, never trading one for the other. And we’ve been at this a while – since 2012 – so we have a track record of making social innovation profitable.

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I founded She Matters to help health care providers understand the challenges and nuances that black women face during childbirth so that we can decrease black maternal morbidity which is an epidemic in this country
Jade Kearney, CEO & Co-Founder
"My mission is to aid in making foodcare and healthcare more personalized and prevention-oriented, to help people of all backgrounds live a happier, higher quality of life."
Jason Langheier MD, MPH, Founder & CEO, Foodsmart
"My mission is to remove English as a barrier to educational and career opportunities for immigrants, refugees, and other limited English proficiency learners in the US. We help our learners get high-value jobs, advocate for themselves, and support their families."
Katie Nielson, Founder, Chief Education Officer, Voxy Engen
"At Cushion, our goal is to democratize access to financial help, not just financial advice - enabling consumers to waste less money, save more, and live financially healthier lives."
Paul Kesserwani, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cushion
"We want to build a seamless, integrated, aggregated gig economy platform that would help gig workers have the same type of financial security that 9–5ers have."
Hantz Févry, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Stoovo
"We recognize that the future of work is constantly evolving due to rapid technology and labor-force advancements, and we want to enable people to gain the skills they need to succeed—without burying themselves in debt."
Angela Ceresnie, Chief Executive Officer, Climb Credit
I do this work because I believe we can repair the broken parts of the safety net and prevent unnecessary suffering.
Erine Gray, CEO and Founder, Aunt Bertha
"I see technology as the great equalizer that'll help our country close the wealth gap among minority communities."
Carlos Garcia, CEO & Founder, Finhabits
I founded She Matters to help health care providers understand the challenges and nuances that black women face during childbirth so that we can decrease black maternal morbidity which is an epidemic in this country
Jade Kearney, CEO & Co-Founder
"My mission is to aid in making foodcare and healthcare more personalized and prevention-oriented, to help people of all backgrounds live a happier, higher quality of life."
Jason Langheier MD, MPH, Founder & CEO, Foodsmart

Dedicated to making a difference.

Our team of experts has a broad range of experiences and perspectives while always sharing the same goal: to drive long-term change in underserved communities.

Liz Luckett

Founder & Managing Partner

Terry Cheyney

Chief Financial Officer

Rashid Galadanci

Venture Partner

Lara Metcalf

Venture Partner

Michael Presser

Venture Partner

Fund News & Publications

NYCEDC Executive Committee Approves First Two NYC Catalyst Fund Investments: Harlem Capital and Maycomb Capital

NYCEDC
05.01.2024
Maycomb Capital

Maycomb Co-Founder Andi Phillips named Crain's Notable Leader in Finance

Crain's New York
03.04.2024
Maycomb Capital

Maycomb Capital Names Miljana Vujosevic as new Partner and Head of Custom Strategies

Venture Capital Journal
06.05.2023
Maycomb Capital

Creatively Meeting Urgent Needs in Healthcare, Financial Services and Education

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
02.08.2023
Maycomb Capital

How the Educational Resources Impact Fund is Supporting Quality Instruction in Schools

ImpactAlpha
02.02.2023
Maycomb Capital

Educational Resources Impact Fund at Maycomb Capital closes flexible, mission-aligned loans to increase access to high-quality instructional materials

PR Newswire
12.07.2022
Maycomb Capital

Maycomb Capital and ZOMA Foundation launch new fund to accelerate outcomes financing in Colorado

PR Newswire
11.15.2022
Maycomb Capital

Liz Luckett Featured on Columbia University's "Capital For Good" Podcast

06.14.2022
The Social Entrepreneurs' Fund
Fund News

The Social Entrepreneurs' Fund 2021 Impact Report

06.06.2022
The Social Entrepreneurs' Fund
Fund News

TSEF Newsletter: The Next Wave of Consumer Finance Innovation Might Surprise you.

05.11.2022
The Social Entrepreneurs' Fund
Fund News

The Social Entrepreneurs' Fund on the Value of Small Data in Fund Evaluation

Riddl
06.01.2020
The Social Entrepreneurs' Fund
Fund News

Lara Metcalf Named Kellogg Youn Impact Scholar

Northwestern
04.02.2020
The Social Entrepreneurs' Fund
Fund News

Portfolio in the News

Learning from Lyft to Fix the Social Safety Net

Real Care Policy // Findhelp
06.05.2024
The Social Entrepreneurs' Fund
Portfolio News

Desert Oasis Healthcare gains 4x ROI with pop health patient engagement tech

Healthcare IT News // Wellth
05.30.2024
The Social Entrepreneurs' Fund
Portfolio News

Doctor-designed food prescriptions could help patients cut medical costs for hypertension and cancer

Business Wire // Foodsmart
05.24.2024
The Social Entrepreneurs' Fund
Portfolio News

Momentum is building for new homeownership solutions in Canada

The Hill Times // Key
05.01.2024
The Social Entrepreneurs' Fund
Portfolio News

Empower Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Petal, and Completes Acquisition of Cashalo, to Accelerate Access to Fair Credit for Underserved Consumers

PR NEWSWIRE
04.09.2024
The Social Entrepreneurs' Fund
Portfolio News

Uber Health and Findhelp support patients beyond the four walls of a medical office

UBER HEALTH
03.28.2024
The Social Entrepreneurs' Fund
Portfolio News

After Birthing Twins, Founder Jade Kearney Dube Has Raised $2M To Help Mothers Identify Concerning Symptoms During Postpartum

AFROTECH
02.20.2024
The Social Entrepreneurs' Fund
Portfolio News

Employers Have A New Way To Attract And Retain Talent: Upskill With English

FORBES
02.14.2024
The Social Entrepreneurs' Fund
Portfolio News

Findhelp Ranked #1 "Best in KLAS" Social Determinants of Health Network for Third Consecutive Year

PR NEWSWIRE
02.07.2024
The Social Entrepreneurs' Fund
Portfolio News

Telenutrition provider Foodsmart raises $10M, announces health systems rolling out food prescriptions

FIERCE HEALTHCARE
01.31.2024
The Social Entrepreneurs' Fund
Portfolio News

Climb Credit Goes Live With Scienaptic AI to Boost Efficiency and Inclusion in Education Funding

BUSINESS WIRE
01.16.2024
The Social Entrepreneurs' Fund
Portfolio News

Bill Pay Solution Cushion Closes $12 Million Series A to Grow Talent Roster

PR NEWSWIRE
05.12.2022
The Social Entrepreneurs' Fund
Portfolio News
The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

In the classic novel set in fictional Maycomb County, Alabama, Lee’s story sparked conversations about equity that still resonate today. Inspired by this classic novel on social justice, Maycomb Capital aspires to continue a dialogue around social investing, bringing innovative ideas to light through action.