We’re always looking for what’s next—and for partners who think the same way. We team with leaders, brands and companies who embrace opportunities to disrupt the norm and deliver growth. Supporting emerging brands and technologies whose passion equals our own positions us to redefine the future of delivering experiences. Through Constellation Ventures, we collaborate with people and brands to drive innovation and transform the future of the industry together. As consumers trend toward premiumization, we’re exploring new ideas and technologies, and connecting with people and brands that are reaching to fulfill those desires.
Constellation Brands Introduces Focus on Minority Founders
Data shows that the venture capital ecosystem is starkly homogeneous.
In a study of U.S. venture activity from 2013 through 2017, just 1% of VC-backed entrepreneurs were Black. Much work remains in changing that, but we’re proud to play a role in creating progress through our Focus on Minority Founders program.
Inspired by the success of our Focus on Female Founders program, Constellation is committed to investing $100 million in Black/African American and minority-owned businesses over the next 10 years.
In addition to funding, the Focus on Minority Founders initiative will support the growth and development of Black- and minority-owned businesses by providing sales, marketing, operations, and finance expertise through Constellation's many subject matter experts.
Simply put, the only way to truly and authentically connect with all the diverse consumers we serve is by having those perspectives and voices widely present and represented within our business. We look forward to partnering to create disruptive innovation with a group of bold and talented leaders. Apply below.
Focus on Female Founders
Since its launch in late 2018, the Focus on Female Founders initiative has shifted our Ventures portfolio mix from 20% female-owned to nearly 50% female-founded/owned.
And we’re just getting started. Through our commitment to invest $100 million in female-led or founded businesses by 2028, Constellation has teamed up with several visionary companies and their passionate leaders to collaborate on creating the next generation of brands Worth Reaching For.