Morgan Stanley Next Level is the impact-focused private equity business of Morgan Stanley Investment Management that makes privately negotiated equity and equity-related venture capital investments in primarily early-stage technology and technology-enabled companies with women or underrepresented founders as part of the founding team.
We look to promote financial inclusion and provide founders of tech and tech-enabled startups with much-needed access to investors—along with the tools, resources and connections they need to grow and thrive—Next Level’s mission is nothing less than to transform the investing landscape.
Our investment team and our portfolio companies benefit from Morgan Stanley's global resources, network and franchise. Morgan Stanley affords our portfolio companies unparalleled access to thought leaders, industry experts, operational expertise and managerial talent. In addition, we believe our partnership strategy with investors further enhances the potential to improve outcomes for our portfolio companies.
The Next Level strategy will build off the expertise of the Firm’s Inclusive Ventures Lab, which is Morgan Stanley’s in-house start up accelerator that promotes financial inclusion and provides access to capital for early stage technology and technology-enabled companies led by underrepresented entrepreneurs. For more information on the Inclusive Ventures Lab, please visit HERE.
Morgan Stanley has a commitment to diversity & inclusion, for more information on the Firm’s efforts, please visit HERE.