Tracy Gray is an anomaly in this town. Through Laconia Capital, she seeks diverse founders using unconventional methods and unexplored publicly available resources - such as attorney firms of color, disability support groups, LGBTQ organizations, ethnic chambers of commerce, and online tech groups devoted to people of color. Per Gray, she advocates that this kind of outreach should be par-for-the-course for investors seeking to diversify their portfolio. The 22 Fund allocates its own capital prior to engaging outside partners, ensuring their ‘skin in the game’ and commitment to its inclusivity pledge. With investments in Washington’s Gramercy District, Microsoft’s smart city, and others, The 22 Fund is putting down firm roots for Los Angeles’ Silicon Beach. Kudos!