"So many initiatives focus on treating the
symptoms of the problem. This fund treats the disease."

Doug Bystry
CEO, Clearinghouse CDFI


Based in Washington DC Metro Area, FVLCRUM is a growth and operations oriented investment firm. Founded by partners with both operational and financial experience, the firm has been investing with a focus on addressing the U.S. racial wealth gap since 2013. FVLCRUM targets control investments in fundamentally strong lower middle market companies based in the United States. As a growth accelerator, our team allocates capital, experience, and resources to enable sustainable expansion supporting proven teams.

Investing with Intention

FVLCRUM represents the alignment of the sophistication of private equity and the innovation required in economic development. As an investor in diverse businesses, our goal is to generate top quartile returns for investors by targeting control equity investments in diverse companies of scale that demonstrate significant potential for growth and sustainable competitive advantages.



Experienced Investment Team

The Partners possess over 50 years of private equity, strategic advisory, and operational expertise. Collectively, the team has completed or advised 50+ transactions with over $5 Billion of transaction value.


Empower and Enhance Management Teams

FVLCRUM leverages an inspiring network of operating partners to assist our companies. By providing real-time actionable insight and expansive network access, our partnership approach empowers management to thoughtfully pursue business expansion and reach the next level of growth.


Relationship Driven

At FVLCRUM, we believe that everything moves at the speed of Trust. Our guiding principles are fundamentally rooted in this belief and our values are built upon this foundation.



Our Approach

Dislocation between the capital markets and minority owned businesses has created a highly inefficient market. FVLCRUM is uniquely positioned with the right information and established relationships to navigate these inefficiencies.

FVLCRUM is the bridge to the capital markets as the lead institutional equity investor in each of our portfolio companies. Our team of seasoned financial professionals serves as the capital partner to our portfolio companies to navigate the capital markets.

Building a business is hard. Taking that business to the next level is the outcome of executing on proven best practices. Our team is dedicated to operational excellence to build a foundation of growth. We provide hands-on guidance and insights to enhance our portfolio companies’ growth trajectories and enable sustainable growth.

FVLCRUM’s unique approach to investing has allowed for the development of a world class network. As a growth oriented capital partner, we bring that network to our portfolio companies to drive value and promote opportunity.