Patrice King Brickman is the founder and Managing Director of Inspire Capital, LLC, a private equity/venture firm that invests in predominantly women and minority led businesses with social impact. Patrice is also a founder and investor of WE Capital, a member of the Economic Club of Washington, TIGER 21, Conscious Leadership Forum, and Venture Philanthropy Partners (VVP).
Patrice 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.
She currently serves on the boards of Halcyon, Ascend at the Aspen Institute, and Wolf Trap. She is an investor in VPP, and is also a general partner of Lafayette Square, Black Star Fund, and Blue Marlin. She is also a minority partner of Monumental Sports. She previously served on Children’s National Hospital Foundation, National Center for Children and Families, and Washington Area Woman’s Foundation boards.
Patrice lives in Potomac, Maryland, and has four children, Anna, Leah, Kenna, and Lane.