ThingVC is an impact-driven micro venture capital fund that makes early stage investments in underrepresented entrepreneurs.

Our Thing

We write $10,000 checks for 5% equity at a $200,000 valuation.

In addition to cash, we provide the mentorship, support, connections, and camaraderie necessary to turn ideas into reality.

The application process is intentionally simple: Entrepreneurs apply online. ThingVC evaluates all applications, then asks selected entrepreneurs to submit business plans and meet in person/via Zoom. Finally, the best and brightest are offered investment and invited to become ThingVC portfolio companies.

We believe that anybody who’s given an opportunity could create the next big thing.

Mike Gellman
was waiting tables at The Outback Steakhouse when he took a $10,000 investment from his father and turned it into Spire Digital, one of the world’s top digital transformation firms, which, with no additional funding, was eventually acquired for more than $35 million dollars.

Chris Glodé
took the money he earned helping MapMyFitness grow to the point that it was acquired by UnderArmour, and invested it in an idea he had and a friend he believed in. That company, BrandFolder, was sold for more than $150 million dollars.

Everyone is invited to apply, from all backgrounds, locations, situations, and industries. We’re simply looking for great people with great ideas.

News & Press

New Denver-based VC Firm is Doling Out $10K to Underrepresented Founders

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What is ThingVC? How Two Entrepreneurs Are Investing in Small Business Dreams

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What would you do with $10,000? A new Denver venture firm wants to know

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New Denver VC firm seeks underrepresented founders for 'the next big thing'

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Ex-Convicts Make the Best Entrepreneurs. Here Are 3 Reasons Why.

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New research reveals disabled entrepreneurs are being systemically excluded, overlooked, and undervalued by investors

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A love letter to micro funds, the backbone and future of venture capital

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