The 22 Fund is an impact, growth venture capital and advisory firm focused on increasing the export capacity of Southern California companies, positioning these companies to accelerate growth and scale via international sales.
The 22 is initially targeting businesses based in greater Los Angeles. The Los Angeles metropolitan area is the largest manufacturing center in the U.S. with more manufacturing jobs than the state of Michigan. Los Angeles is also the largest regional export market in the U.S. and has the greatest number of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the country, the majority being minority and women-owned. California’s economy is the sixth largest in the world, and over one-third of its GDP is produced in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metropolitan area.