Joining David this week is Ben Carson Jr. Ben is the Co-Founder and Partner of FVLCRUM Funds one of the few minority-owned private investment firms in the country and the Co-Founder and Partner of Interprise Partners, a leading lower-middle market private equity firm with expertise in Minority Business investment. In part one, Ben shares the inspiration behind launching a fund with a goal of creating generational wealth for minorities.
About Ben Carson Jr.:
Ben is Co-Founder and Partner at FVLCRUM Funds, a CRA Eligible Lower-Middle Market Private Equity firm based in Washington DC, where he is responsible for the overall strategy of the company and its portfolio. FVLCRUM is one of the few minority-owned private investment firms in the country and targets transactions between $10-40 million backing proven executive teams leading highly scalable businesses. The fund exclusively invests in minority owned businesses with the goal of creating generational wealth for the executive teams and substantial economic opportunity for minorities.
Prior to founding FVLCRUM, Ben was Co-Founder and Partner at Interprise Partners, where he continues to serve as Chairman. Interprise Partners is a leading lower-middle market private equity firm with expertise in Minority Business investment. Prior to Interprise, Mr. Carson served in an executive capacity at The Warner Companies, a middle market financial services and consulting firm, where he advised companies on mergers and acquisitions, capital structuring, capital raises, investments, risk management and strategic planning.
Ben has also been involved in several political initiatives and served on the board of Carson America, the presidential campaign of Dr. Benjamin Carson, in 2016-17. Mr. Carson continues to be actively involved in political initiatives in Washington, DC to support entrepreneurship, workforce development, and minority- and women-owned businesses.
In 2015, the Carson Family established their Single Family Office, Floreat Park, where Mr. Carson serves are head of the Investment Committee and on the Executive Committee.
Ben earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Entrepreneurial Leadership from Tufts University. He is a 2019 AEI Scholar and also the recipient of Baltimore’s 35 Under 35 award, the Envest Foundation’s 40 Under 40 award, Franchise Journal’s MBE Titans, Washington Life’s 40 Under 40, and DCA Rising Stars of GovCon. Mr. Carson is dedicated to community involvement and serves on several boards, including Tufts University (Tufts Entrepreneurship Center), Young Presidents Organization (YPO), the Minority Wealth Commission, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Foundation Board, and The Carson Scholars Fund.
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