“Unshackled is a huge step in the right direction to help more entrepreneurial teams succeed,” said Brad Feld, an early Unshackled investor, and founder of Foundry Group and Techstars. “Unshackled is one of the most interesting new funds in the U.S. today.”
Besides a steady paycheck and health benefits, Unshackled creates a strong ecosystem for entrepreneurs to innovate. This ecosystem offers access to highly influential investors, top incubators and accelerators, legal counsel, financial planning, design and PR/marketing consulting to help grow ideas into a successful company. Unshackled also unlocks entrepreneurship for people in the U.S. on a work visa by providing the sponsorship they need to pursue their innovative ideas full-time.
“Surrounding entrepreneurs with support from the earliest stage is the difference between success and failure, ” said Mehta, co-founder of Unshackled. “That can mean connecting them with the right investors and partners, providing health coverage for the family, or sponsoring a visa or green card where needed. We want to empower passionate entrepreneurs to focus a hundred percent on their idea, Unshackled will take care of the rest.”
To learn more about Unshackled, please visit www.unshackled.co.
Unshackled investors include First Round Capital, 500 Startups, Structure Capital, Brad Feld of Foundry Group and TechStars, AngelList founder Naval Ravikant, Palantir co-founder Joe Lonsdale, AME Cloud Ventures led by Jerry Yang, and Emerson Collective founded by Laurene Powell Jobs.
Unshackled is an innovative angel fund that extends the entrepreneurship opportunity to all entrepreneurs in our country, including those who are dependent on work-visas. By investing through employment (hiring the entrepreneurial teams), Unshackled can invest in an untapped pool of entrepreneurs who are financially constrained or require visa sponsorship to build their dream company.