Who We Are

Growth Warrior Capital is an early-stage fund with a preference for diverse and female founders, building solutions for a more equitable future.

We invest in AI/ML, Fintech, and Future of Work.

We’re low volume, high conviction.

We believe value creation is just as important as valuation.




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We are thesis-driven and sector-focused.

Three key domains anchor our fund thesis. We chose these domains because they underpin the rapidly evolving definition of the workforce:


Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning

AI/ML targeting social systemic issues will help identify, analyze and address inequities in every aspect of society, e.g., parity of policing all communities or racial bias training in VR.



Fintech/Insurtech innovation provides access to tools, opportunities and learnings to grow wealth in underserved communities.


Future of Work

Future of Work describes changes in how work will get done over the next decade, influenced by technological, generational and social shifts. Creating opportunities for people across the workforce to be upwardly mobile.

We are partners to our founders, providing Conditioning and Connections on top of Capital, to get you to the next level.

We support our founders with hands-on mentoring to scale at the speed of venture. We use our network to build valuable connections - from future investors, to prospective customers, to critical dev talent. We're not just investors, we're part of your team.

We call it Mentor Capital.

We are a team of operators with executive experience scaling and exiting businesses from their earliest days.

Promise Phelon

Managing Partner

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Promise Phelon’s career spans a wide variety of leadership, mentorship, and change-agent roles. Today she leads Growth Warrior Capital, a natural evolution from c-suite operator to investor. Prior to founding GWC, as CEO of TapInfluence, Promise created a profitable exit for the social media software company, and previously scaled revenue exponentially at two other SaaS companies. She is no stranger to the fundraising process, having raised over $100 million in her days on the other side of the table.

Promise has been recognized as Exec of the Year, a Silicon Valley Woman of Influence, and Top Female Executive by Business Insider, among other distinctions. She has contributed to Forbes, Inc, The New York Times, TechCrunch, WSJ and other publications in addition to delivering keynote addresses at numerous conferences. Promise authored "The Way of the Growth Warrior,” a guide for entrepreneurs looking to thrive and exploit opportunity in uncertain times, just in time for the current startup and venture landscape. She is a mentor at NYU Stern Endless Frontier Labs and Chair of the Board at Kroma.ai. Get to know her more in our "In The Trenches" series, coming soon!

Alexa Payton

Chief of Staff

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Ian Dailey

Principal, Sr. Analyst

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Sunshine Woolman

Director of Operations

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