The Next Wave Foundation is a Colorado-based 501c(3) nonprofit organization that was formed in 2016.
The Next Wave Network is a global movement to increase gender, racial, and ethnic equity in early-stage investing. Next Wave Impact developed a progressive fund model that provides an enriching investment experience; including an investment portfolio in early-stage companies, education and training in the investment process, and the development of a global angel community across the US, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.
Two pilot programs were launched in the US and Europe in 2015 in the United States with nearly 200 women from 25 countries. The lead investors in each of these “Rising Tide Programs” were nine women with significant angel investing experience that wanted to support the next generation of women angel investors. As we continue to launch new programs, funds, and syndicates, our growing network of Alumni become part of the Next Wave Network.