The Back Room is a private club for women-led startups to connect with a pool of potential funders, including individual angels and fund managers, and for funders to connect with each other, with founders and individuals interested in becoming LPs.
Our goal is to create a new way to bring women founders, investors and funds together for mutual benefit. Why are we doing this? Because if more women had check-writing ability, more women founders would get funded. In venture and PE, not many women have check writing power and those who do have it, need better access to capital/LPs, and not enough women are angel investing or venture investing.
The bottom line is that the world needs more women to write checks of all sizes- as angels, as LPs, and as fund managers - because women invest differently than men, and that difference will unlock a missed opportunity worth trillions of dollars.
Women who would like to serve on the boards of the companies they invest in and/or explore angel and venture investing (must be an accredited investor).
Qualifying Fund Managers interested in expanding their deal flow and network of potential LPs.
* You do not need to be a member of The Fourth Floor. Once accepted, terms of The Back Room will apply.
Apply today! We are currently accepting applications and will confirm your participation shortly after we close our Beta on November 16th.
The story behind THE BACK ROOM
Early on, we realized many founders were open to the idea of an ‘Angel Advisor’ – an accredited investor member of The Fourth Floor who would like to serve on the advisory or governing boards of the companies they invest in. Then we started to hear from accredited investor members who were interested in advancing their for-profit board careers via investing in the early-stage companies they advise, as it can be a lucrative opportunity to directly share in the upside of the value they create as advisors. Some of you wanted to learn about becoming an LP or joining an Angel syndicate. Finally, we realized our value creation circle could lift and support women fund managers as well – The Back Room presents a powerful opportunity for professional investors to expand their deal flow and their network of LPs.
You asked for it. We are excited to launch it. Together we will lift each other up and unleash incredible potential.
The Back Room is a platform for startups and existing businesses to connect with a pool of potential funders. The Fourth Floor is not a registered broker or dealer and does not offer investment advice or advice on the raising of capital. The Fourth Floor does not provide direct funding or make any recommendations or suggestions to an investor to invest in a particular company. Nothing on this platform should be construed as an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation for any security by The Fourth Floor or any third party. The Fourth Floor does not take part in the negotiations or execution of any transaction or deal. The Fourth Floor does not purchase, sell, negotiate, execute, take possession of or is compensated by securities in any way, or at any time, nor is it permitted through our platform. We are not an equity crowdfunding platform or portal. Entrepreneurs and Accredited Investors who wish to use The Back Room are hereby warned that engaging in private fundraising and funding activities can expose you to a high risk of fraud, monetary loss, and regulatory scrutiny and to proceed with caution and professional guidance at all times. The Fourth Floor is not responsible for doing diligence on the companies included in The Back Room, or the Founders or other members of The Fourth Floor. The Fourth Floor does not verify any representations, materials or other information provided by Founders, Dream Backers or any other members within The Back Room. The Fourth Floor does not recommend any company for investment, endorse their fitness for investment, or verify or claim the accuracy of information provided by Founders or other members in The Back Room. The Fourth Floor does not invest or facilitate investments, directly or indirectly, and any investments that may happen in The Back Room are between the Founder and the members in The Back Room. The Fourth Floor is not responsible for verifying that any Dream Backer is an Accredited Investor, is a Qualified Purchaser, or is otherwise authorized or appropriate, or for determining whether any use of The Back Room constitutes a general solicitation of securities under the securities laws of the United States, or the laws of any state or other jurisdiction, including foreign jurisdictions.