About Us

Innovation = Disruption + Purpose


We invest in the innovators – those who see new enterprise as the gateway to a world that is more abundant, balanced and productive.

A Unique Approach


We combine the ease of early stage "friends and family" funding with the rigor venture capital. We look for unique founders, unique innovations and unique business models. Our investment philosophy is simple – the harvest is only as good as the cultivation.

Why Black Star?


Our team has developed an extensive network of investment & growth strategy professionals in the United States and West Africa. As such, we aim to hyper-accelerate early stage companies with capital, operational system support and customer partners.  

Kwame Anku

Chairman & CEO

Kwame Anku is the Chief Visionary of the Black Star Fund. 

A co-founder of the Black Angel Tech Fund, Anku has extensive experience in early stage deal sourcing, brand marketing, growth strategy, investor relations and advising startup founders.

Anku is a mentor for the AT&T Aspire Accelerator and the Founder Institute of Sacramento and serves on the Advisory Board for the Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Sacramento State. 

He was recently named to the prestigious 2018 Aspen Ascend Fellowship.

Anku has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, BBC, NPR and Sirius XM as a subject matter expert and was invited twice to The Obama White House to share his innovative work.

Anku is an honors graduate of Stanford University.

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