The Gender Lens Portfolio

Investing in boundary pushing innovation that demonstrably impact women and girls at scale

coLABS is a sector-agnostic, global investment portfolio launched by Gray Matters Capital in early 2017 to invest in innovative and scalable enterprises that are tackling critical issues facing women and girls around the world.

In line with Gray Matters Capital mission of improving the lives of 100 million women around the world, coLABS will be committing $5 million over the next 3 years to help early-stage entrepreneurs with seed capital and strategic advisory support to scale their enterprises.

coLABS will be looking to make 6 new investments across the world every six months

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Our Companies

coLABS has a diverse portfolio of companies across sectors (from civic engagement, to health, to livelihoods) and countries (spanning 4 continents).It will continue to add new innovative global enterprises supporting women over the coming years, so stay tuned!

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Your enterprise could well be the next!

What do we look for in early-stage companies?

coLABS strives to bring attention and capital to those entrepreneurs who are solving critical problems that women face across the world.
We are looking to fund ventures in any geography where there is a challenging need and opportunity for scaling impact for underserved women. Check If your enterprise meets our eligibility criteria!

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    Impact on Women

    Business and concept has a laser-sharp focus on empowering women and girls. Are women central to the growth of your business?

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    Has an idea that’s new and challenging the status quo. How are you bringing something new to the world?

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    Has a strong growth model and able to quickly grow revenue over the next 5 years. Can your company grow wide and/or fast enough to reach new markets, new geographies, or to provide new services/products to your customers?

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    Early Stage

    Looking for investment capital to prove their concept or to scale. Have you tested your idea, seen it to be sustainable, and now you’re ready to scale?

If your enterprise meets the criteria above, we want to hear from you.


Our Investment Model


Seed Funding

We provide revenue-share investment capital between USD $50,000 - $250,000.


Technical Support

We help you formalize and build your advisory board to help you scale.



We provide feed-forward to help strengthen your business model and work closely with you to pivot where necessary for you to see greatest impact and success.



We have a follow-on investment vehicle to further the growth and development of select, qualified portfolio companies.

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We are ready to take the leap. Are you?

Applications are open year-round and reviewed on a rolling basis. Investment committee decisions are held quarterly throughout the year to review applicants.

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Any Queries?

Have queries in your mind that we haven’t addressed?

For more information about coLABS and how your enterprise can benefit from it, direct your queries to