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 their growth and scale via international sales.
The 22’s mission is job creation in low and moderate Income (LMI) areas. We focus on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and women and minority-owned businesses to create and sustain manufacturing jobs.
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 exporting region and has the greatest number of SMEs in the U.S., the majority being minority and/or 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.