Unshackled Ventures Launches the Second Cohort of Residency — Be Part of the Next Great Era of the American Dream 🚀

Unshackled Ventures
2 min readJan 23, 2024

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our second cohort of Residency, an initiative tailored to support solo immigrant founders on their entrepreneurial journey. Building on the success of our inaugural Residency cohort last year, we have been dedicated to breaking the boundaries and barriers solo immigrant founders face. In addition to our continuous pre-seed investments, Residency is another route for Unshackled to support immigrants at the earliest stages of their entrepreneurial journey.

Since joining Residency, our previous cohort has not only received capital and immigration support but has also benefited from pitch practice, preparation for future funding rounds, and engaging workshops on fundraising and business growth. In our first cohort, we supported seven incredible founders spanning diverse industries, including climate, real estate, CPG, and fintech.

Following the overwhelming response with over 400 applications, we are thrilled to open applications for our 2nd cohort. If you’re a solo immigrant founder seeking $150K in capital, immigration support, and a supportive community of fellow solo immigrant founders, we encourage you to apply!

The application window is now open and will close on March 1, 2024, at 5:00 pm PST: https://unshackledvc.typeform.com/to/XbrwnjPu

If you want to learn more about Residency, join us for one of our upcoming virtual information sessions on February 7 or February 21. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get insights, ask questions, and connect with some members of the Unshackled Ventures team.

But that’s not all! Whether you’re a solo founder or have assembled a team, there are various ways to get involved with our community. If you are interested in larger check sizes, consider pitching us for our pre-seed investment process. Additionally, join our Immigreat Community on Slack to connect, collaborate, and grow with other immigrant founders.

Be part of the next great era of the American dream. Because this is where it begins.

Unshackled Ventures — Immigrants Start Here



Unshackled Ventures

Pre-seed fund dedicated to investing in and unlocking opportunities for immigrant entrepreneurs.