Patrice King Brickman

Founder & Managing Director, Inspire Capital, LLC

Patrice King Brickman is the founder and CEO of Inspire Access. After years of witnessing a world that worked for some people, but not for others, she designed a platform that is working to close the investment gap for women and people of color.  

Patrice is also the founder and Managing Director of Inspire Capital LLC, a venture fund launched in 2015 that invests predominantly in women and minority-led businesses. She is also a founder and investor in WE Capital, and a founding member of the Conscious Leadership Forum and Soul Circle. She is a member of TIGER 21 and the Economic Club of Washington, as well as a minority owner in Monumental Sports, home to the Washington Capitals, Wizards, and Mystics. 

She has served on several non-profit boards both locally and nationally. While her primary passion has been centered on poverty and homelessness, as she has worked most intimately with that population, she has also been involved with the arts and education. Patrice currently serves on the boards of Halcyon, Wolf Trap, and Ascend at the Aspen Institute, and has served on the boards of Children’s National Hospital Foundation, the National Center for Children and Families, Peer Health Exchange, and the Washington Area Women’s Foundation. She is a limited partner in numerous funds, most notably, Lafayette Square, Rethink Impact, Black Star Fund, Revolution Growth, Arborview, Razors Edge, NextGen Partners, Knightswan, Sinewave and Halcyon.