About us

Minority Startups is a global early-stage venture firm, with an experienced team passionate about technology and working with exceptional entrepreneurs. Founded in 2015 by Lael Alexander. Minority Startups is one of the most innovative VC funds geared toward physical products or software platforms. We are based in Tulsa, Ok; Houston, TX and Shenzhen, China

Our Approach

We are looking for category defining ventures to bring to market. We invest our time and capital in companies at an early stage, typically when founders have identified a problem and have created a prototype of their product or service or have fully defined the proposition. We only work on a handful of projects at any given time. We focus our time and capital where we can make the biggest difference. Our investment may be in cash or a contribution of Intellectual Property and ODM work. Every company we work with is different, and so is the way we work with them. You can expect us to be involved at a strategic level, with brand development, and to participate in the company’s board.

Unlike many investors we aren’t held to fund lifetimes. This means we have the freedom to be committed to our companies for long haul.


We serve the investor and the entrepreneur by presenting quality investment opportunities to qualified investors. Our mission is to provide financial capital and experienced mentorship to early stage technology companies.


The expertise of our network members helps portfolio companies succeed. The decisions our investors make are better with input from our members and shared due diligence.


Minority Startups provides a platform to present business proposals to a network of highly qualified, experienced accredited investors and partners via our Geaux Public platform.


Network membership provides a unique opportunity for members to participate in financial opportunities while contributing to the creation of technology jobs through mentoring. No fees are charged to entrepreneurs or businesses. Proposals selected by our Review Committee are made available to members for potential funding. Apply for membership at: http://www.geauxpublic.com/

Portfolio Companies

  • Scandisc
  • Silo360
  • RP Digital
  • Industrial Communications Safety CO

For more information please visit us at: http://www.minoritystartups.com/

Minority Startups
Lael A. Alexander

EMAIL: alexander@minoritystartups.com
O: 832.886.7421
M: 832.886.7422

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