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Overview

Who we areInvest Blue is a vibrant network of investors and startup enthusiasts dedicated to powering Kentucky innovators
Value addOur network is not just about funding. We believe that having the right champions in your corner can be just as important as securing capital. That's why we have carefully cultivated a community of experienced investors and startup enthusiasts who are eager to support, mentor, and advise promising new ventures like yours.

By connecting you with our network, we can help you tap into the resources you need to succeed. Our mentors and angels have the knowledge and expertise to guide you through every step of the process, from marketing your product to scaling up your operations to connecting you with potential clients.

Firm typeAngel network
Global HQ

A141 ASTeCC Building University of Kentucky 145 Graham Avenue Lexington, KY 40506

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Thesis

Funding requirementsWe invest in pre-seed and seed stage startups that are either Kentucky based or have an affiliation to the University of Kentucky, and leverage our active network to add value to the companies we fund.
Funding stages2. Prototype3. Early Revenue4. Scaling
LeadNever
Check size$25k to $150k
Target countries USA

Team

Raechele Smalls
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We invest in pre-seed and seed stage startups that are either Kentucky based or have an affiliation to the University of Kentucky, and leverage our active network to add value to the companies we fund.

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