Our Technology Innovation Disruption (TID) Fund is an early-stage fund for innovative and disruptive Christian companies that will operate using wise Biblical principles, to encourage Christ-like working and living. Using our decades of experience in technology and business and our rigorous process of vetting and due diligence, we select only the companies that have the highest likelihood of success along with strong impact for Christ. Funded startups benefit from AKC mentoring and unique business services.
See our complementary funds: US Opportunity Zone Fund 1 and International Technology Innovation Disruption Fund
Firm Headquarters: Tampa, Florida, United States
Other Locations: Portland, Oregon, United States and Kampala, Uganda
Fund Type: Early-Stage Venture Capital
Target Fund Size: $40,000,000
Fundraising Status: Currently Raising
Minimum Investment Amount: $100,000
Preference toward early-stage technology innovation and disruption, with Christian founders willing to operate using written Christian Biblical business principles. Our strategy is to find post revenue companies with demonstrated scalable market penetration, that need our funding to scale. We look across multiple industries and market segments with strong growth potential, advise and monitor investments.
Seed to Series A post revenue companies with demonstrated scalable market penetration that ideally have 24 months or less path to profitability, with a clear exit strategy.
Rich Mason, the Founder of Alpha Kingdom Capital, brings a wide range of business experience, from Design Engineering to International Management to Serial Entrepreneurship to Real Estate. He has worked over 35 years in technical, business, management, and sales, founding four companies, and evaluating many startups. His real estate experience includes residential, waterfront, and timber investments.
Brian Brummund has known Rich for several years and has had the privilege of witnessing Rich’s faith journey. Professionally, Brian has spent several decades leading global teams to achieve strategic goals for multiple Fortune 500 companies. For many years, he has closely followed the capital markets and has invested in multiple early-stage startups. Ultimately, Brian shares a common vision with Rich and Alpha Kingdom Capital to support Christian business owners by providing capital and advisory services to continue to grow their businesses according to Biblical principles.
Etienne Elie, PHD, is an Advisor to Alpha Kingdom Capital. He is Senior Big Compute Architect at Intel Corporation, focusing on bringing HPC into the Cloud, and on data movement optimization. He leads solutions architecture, Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence efforts for his organization. Before his current role, Etienne served as product architect, designer, and builder in four different groups at Intel Corporation. He also held similar roles at AMD, and at Nortel Networks in the past. He also served as Lead Infrastructure Enterprise Architect at PSP Investments, one of Canada’s largest public sector pension fund managers.
Tim Abels is a serial entrepreneur, technology disruptor, innovator, investor and global ministry leader. His startups include two IPO, third sold to Sprint, initial Microsoft Visual Studio, last 5 divisions at Dell, Intel Capital cloud startup in 2021, and two large Christian non-profits. Tim was a Principal Engineer at Intel where he was Director of Innovation Lab. He co-chaired Dell patent committee for 7 years and filed over 100 patents. He evaluated over 500 startups for Intel Capital, Austin Ventures and Dell Ventures, including VMware investment and later acquisitions. Tim earned his master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University.
Tim has a heart for Christian companies operating as BAMs (Business as Mission), and through his ministry has analyzed and funded over 11,000 microloans in Uganda, while teaching Bible to many churches and via RestTV for life-giving gospel, disciple making and life skills across business and family.
We are delighted to have Tim join Alpha Kingdom Capital (AKC) as partner and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) to oversee BAMs analysis, investment and AKC’s unique business services to mentor and consult startups, with optimizations, patents, performance and market penetration. His heart for BAMs makes Tim a perfect match for Alpha Kingdom Capital’s mission and vision.
The vision for impact of this fund is the funding of Christian Entrepreneurs that will run their businesses using wise biblical principles, and the prayer and encouragement the startup founders will receive. These businesses that are run, unapologetically but lovingly and respectfully, as Christian, will allow many to feel comfortable seeking the truth of Jesus, to the salvation of many, and to a growing love globally that will combat the growing hatred and growing cold of many.