Our Mission

We accelerate great businesses through mentoring and investments to close the racial and gender wealth gaps.

Our Vision

An economy that works
for all.

Our Values


We believe that entrepreneurs come in all types and that they have the power to transform communities as leaders, believers, and agents of change.


We build a culture of community where everyone is valued, respected, and has the room to lead.


We lift up underrepresented voices, we seek out different points of view, we cultivate new perspectives and ideas, and we listen intently.


We strive for excellence, finding new and creative ways to work together for our entrepreneurs and our mission.


We earn the trust of our community of entrepreneurs, partners, investors, and donors because we do what we say, when we say we’ll do it, with integrity.

Meet Our Team
Lovely Abordo

Financial Analyst

Princess Aghayere

Investment Analyst

J Aguilar

HR Manager

Cynthia Billops

Director of Programs

Erica Dixon

Marketing & Communications Director

John Gough

Chief Investment Officer

Dennise Gutierrez

Vice President of Finance and Administration

Caron Gugssa-Howard

Director of Portfolio Management

Shibisha Johnson

Strategy & Innovation Consultant

Allison Kelly

Chief Executive Officer

Angelica Lozada

Network Resource Manager

Sachiko Moran

Development Associate

Isabelle Osorio

Accelerator Program Associate

Viola Mai

Development Director

Hector Ramos

Investment Manager and Market Development, Silicon Valley

Hannah Shr

Senior Program Manager

Dianna Tremblay

Chief Program and Strategic Initiatives Officer

Yui Ueno

Senior Director of Investment

Maya Vargas

Marketing & Communications Associate

Kathy Wong

Office Manager

Board of Directors
Nicole Auyang

Senior Vice President

City National Bank

Alberto De Almeida

Managing Director, Ret.,

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

Penina Goodman

Brand & Marketing Strategist

Studio Pearl, LLC

Dennis Green


Green & Associates

Sahra Halpern

President & Chief Executive Officer

Business Consortium Fund

Jim Harris

Chairman & CEO,


Wil Hobbs

SVP, Community Impact Director

Community Bank of the Bay

Jim King


J.P. King Advisors

Justina Lai

Chief Impact Officer & Shareholder

Wetherby Asset Management

Mona Masri

Senior Director

Asset Funders Network

Sean Daniel Murphy


Always win together.

Donald Reinke

Managing Partner

Reed Smith

Jack Russi

National Managing Partner of Corporate

Development, Deloitte

Conchita Tucker


Tucker Technology, Inc.

Advisory Board
Charlese Banks

Founder & CEO

The Town Experience

Clayton Bryan


500 Statups

Alberto De Almeida

Managing Director, Ret.,

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

Elisse Douglass


Oakland Black Business Fund

Miguel Galarza

Yerba Buena Construction and Engineering

Founder & CEO

Mercedes Gibson

Senior Program Manager for Economic Equity

The Greenlining Institute

Wil Hobbs

SVP, Community Impact Director

Community Bank of the Bay

David Jackson

Founder & CEO

Evolve Oakland

Monica Martinez

Founder & CEO

Don Bugito

Sonya Trac

VP, External Affairs Market Manager

Comerica Bank

Supporters & Sponsors

By the numbers.

ICA keeps detailed financial records and provides documentation that is available to the public. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and our EIN/tax ID number is 47-0898054. Click below to download our consolidated audited financial statements and 990s.

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