Next Act Fund combines my desire, as a woman business owner, to grow my personal wealth while I help bring capital and expertise to young women entrepreneurs in the region. Next Act Fund provides a path for women to be a meaningful part of the “next act” in our business community.
Dynamo Catherine Mott, early champion of Next Act Fund and member of our advisory board, is getting well-deserved recognition in Pittsburgh and beyond.
People agree that many women still don't think about becoming angels even though they have the resources. I think that's true in the Pittsburgh market, and it's a missed opportunity that Next Act Fund is trying to address.
by Patty Tascarella, Pittsburgh Business Times
"A new angel fund created to support women-led companies has reached its first close at $1.25 million, one-fourth of its $5 million goal.
The Next Act Fund said it is beginning to invest through its partnership with BlueTree Allied Angels’ Enova Fund.
Next Act was founded last year by Yvonne Campos, a well-known Pittsburgh-based marketing research consultant who serves as president. It is the only fund of its kind in Pittsburgh."
Women have problems getting funding. It doesn’t make any sense. Investors are not looking at the performance. They are looking at gender.
[There's a] generally unconscious bias that most investors have towards women-led companies, despite the data showing that these companies often perform above average.
One of the many advantages of being a part of Next Act Fund is that you leverage the wisdom, financial savvy and diversification of investing with others.
I am excited to be supporting female entrepreneurs in my region. I am excited to be a role model for my kids, showing them you can take risks and follow your true north. I am excited to be doing something that will enable so much learning and new connections. And, I am excited to hopefully see my investments grow.
The Twin Cities and Portland, OR: home to other angel funds that have both a women and regional focus.
Smart Business hails Yvonne Campos with Next Act Fund as one of the Pittsburghers to watch this year!