Go the Distance

Keyhorse Capital invests seed and early stage venture capital focused on supporting a thriving community of entrepreneurs willing to build and scale innovative companies and bring value to KENTUCKY.

What we invest in

We believe entrepreneurs pursuing big bets and scalable businesses are vital to our community's health and success. We invest in idea to growth stage companies and technologies across industries and sectors, supporting exceptional founders with a vision to go the distance.

Our approach

We take on financial risk and strive to venture with founders and their companies in hopes they have a successful run building and scaling new businesses in Kentucky. We work with investors, advisors, and strategic partners to help founders gain early wins and growth.

companies funded
across all sub funds, grants & investments
invested in Kentucky companies
follow on capital raised by portfolio companies
jobs created by founders (active portfolio only)

Investment Criteria

We make pre-seed and seed stage venture capital-type investments in high-growth startups and entrepreneurs based in or interested in relocating to KENTUCKY.

Companies should 1) be building an innovative, technology-enabled product, process, or service, 2) have developed a prototype, be seeking product-market fit, or entering early growth stage of development, and 3) present a well-articulated market opportunity with some level of customer validation and a strong founding team.  

You might qualify for investment if your business:

Investment Process

Preliminary Due Diligence
Final Due Diligence
Investment Committee Review

Investment Process Checklist

Investment Process Checklist

Learn more about the investment process by downloading the Investment Process Checklist: diligence items and tasks applicants can expect to provide and prepare in each stage of the application process.


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