A message of solidarity from 1623 Capital.

At 1623 Capital, we, along with our parent company and other affiliates, believe that diverse voices, insights, and expertise fuel innovation and human progress in the marketplace of business, and the world at large.

Our company wants more entrepreneurs, more investors, more leaders, and more innovators from every community around the world. We all benefit. The fact that some voices have been and are marginalized, abused, and silenced for long periods of time is anti-marketplace, anti-growth, and antithetical to everything we believe at 1623 Capital.

We reject racism, inequality of opportunity, hatred, and cruelty.

We will expand our commitment in helping ensure that our employees, our investors, our future investors, and our fellow humans are safer, treated fairly, and given every opportunity to live out their true potential.

This week, our sister company, The Motley Fool, is allocating $100,000 evenly across all employees in The Motley Fool enterprise for them to support equality, justice, and peace in a way that’s meaningful to them. In times like this, we strongly believe that it’s critical to support organizations that make a priority of fairness, decency, respect, and love for all.

As citizens and investors, we all gain in a world and a business environment that makes it an essential, never-ending priority to treat everyone with the dignity and respect they deserve. We believe that the world and the markets operate best when the opportunities for growth, impact, and prosperity are clearly available to all.

Shakespeare said it best. Motley’s the only wear.