Grind Capital is a Louisiana-based venture capital firm and accelerator program collaborating with Louisiana Tech University to empower entrepreneurs to bring new technologies, products and services to the market in high growth sectors.
Grind Capital is a seed-stage innovation fund collaborating with Louisiana Tech University, Duke Angel Network, and AFWERX focusing on technologies with applications in the defense industry that also have private sector commercial applications in the following sectors: Cybersecurity, Defense & Aerospace, Critical Infrastructure, Artificial Intelligence, AR/VR, Robotics, IoT, Telecommunications, CIS/MIS, BI/Analytics, Manufacturing Automation, BioTech/BioMed, Nanotech, GreenTech, Agricultural Science, Advanced Materials, Energy, Supply Chain, and Natural Sciences.
Our process starts with the Lean Canvas which helps us understand where the company stands, what they need and if we're positioned to help them.
In the stage of innovation where we invest, many founders need operational support. We use our channels to help them get their early customers, build their brand and develop their team. Our approach is often "hands-on" during the early stages of our partnership.
We make debt and equity placements and put a lot of focus on making sure it fits our portfolio and the expertise of our deal partners.