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

Office Manager

Erica Dixon

Marketing and Communications Manager

Gwyneth Galbraith

Strategic Development (Consultant)

John Gough

Chief Investment Officer

Caron Gugssa-Howard

Director of Programs

Allison Kelly

Chief Executive Officer

Dan Lee

Vice President of Finance and Operations

Angelica Lozada

Network Resource Manager

Viola Mai

Development Manager

Hector Ramos

Silicon Valley Investment and Program Manager

Paula Ochiel

Impact Manager

Jennifer Rider

Vice President of Communications and Development

Hannah Shr

Accelerator Manager

Dianna Tremblay

Chief Program Officer

Yui Ueno

Senior Director of Investment

Willis Wilson

Director of Investment & Portfolio Management

Board of Directors
Nicole Auyang

Senior Vice President

City National Bank

Alberto De Almeida

Managing Director, Ret.,

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

Penina Goodman

Senior Vice President, Brand Marketing,

CDC Small Business Finance

Dennis Green


Green & Associates

Sahra Halpern

Senior Director of Strategic Lending Initiatives,

Capital Impact Partners

Jim Harris

Chairman & CEO,


Wil Hobbs

SVP/Chief Lending Officer,

Community Bank of the Bay

Jim King

President & Founder,

J.P. King Advisors

Justina Lai

Director of Impact Investing and Shareholder,

Wetherby Asset Management

Mona Masri


Summit Co-Lab

Sean Daniel Murphy


Always win together.

Donald Reinke

Managing Partner,

Reed Smith

Jack Russi

National Managing Partner of Corporate

Development, Deloitte

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/Chief Lending Officer,

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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