Empowering Global Impactful Innovation
Prohaus Group is a women-led, next generation financial brand fostering alternative investment innovations through a private global ecosystem and venture funds supporting innovation impact entrepreneurs, investors, and advisors. Since inception, we have helped over 500+ financial institutions and early stage companies with venture capital and private equity services.
Building a data-driven, trusted global ecosystem
for impactful and innovative companies.
Our experiences as fintech entrepreneurs, angel investors, and startup/SME program leaders have helped us uncover an untapped market of innovative and impact founders (both startups and SMEs) with neoteric technologies yet have a dire need for venture capital support in order sustain their growth potential and make a positive impact. We collaborate and support early and growth stage companies (tech startups and SMEs) who together serve as the catalyst to make a greater impact and foster economic growth. Together we're collectively driving a cultural shift toward more open sourced, impactful and collaborative ecosystems.
McKenzie M. Slaughter
Founder & CEO
McKenzie M. Slaughter is a finance and technology entrepreneurial leader with 10+ years of software development, tech startups, economic ecosystem development, and alternative capital raising. Introduced to computer science at 16, by age 18 started programming at NASA Langley. McKenzie founded Prohaus Group in 2009 and leads the vision as Founder & CEO, and leads for all venture capital and financial innovation initiatives for the company.
McKenzie got her start in building startup ecosystems as former COO and startup advisor at MD Idea Lab, a Boston-based accelerator for digital healthcare startups. She is an active mentor and capital partner with several venture programs focused on the development of entrepreneurs in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa. Most recent venture programs McKenzie has worked with are World Bank’s Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project, Pitch Agrihack (CTA), InnovatetheNext Foundation, and Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative. As General Partner for Prohaus Capital, early stage investments include Socredly, Beyond Capital Markets, Mindful Society, Honor AI, and Osusu Labs.
McKenzie M. Slaughter received an M.B.A. in finance from Hofstra University and Bachelors of Science in mathematics and computer science from Hampton University. McKenzie is a has also received CAIA / 100 Women in Hedge Funds scholarship.Prior to starting Prohaus, she specialized in brand capital for global consumer and technology brands. McKenzie led brand strategy for post M&A transactions for Thomson Reuters and for a variety of financial and retail portfolio companies for OMERS Private Equity and Bain Capital. Her experience in brand capital helped transform her career into alternative investment consulting. McKenzie has held executive roles in hedge fund due diligence and private equity real estate firms. To date, McKenzie has successfully raised $75 million for start-up and commercial real estate projects.
McKenzie M. Slaughter received an M.B.A. in finance from Hofstra University and Bachelors of Science in mathematics and computer science from Hampton University. McKenzie is a has also received CAIA / 100 Women in Hedge Funds scholarship.
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2014 Agrihack Caribbean Competition
Prohaus Group partners with CTA to serve as judges and investors for Pitch Agrihack
Prohaus Group & InnovatetheNext Foundation announce the 2016 Smart City Innovation Competition to help spotlight emerging smart cities and innovators
Prohaus Group announces 2016 EIR to CEO fall cohorts
Prohaus Group & InnovatetheNext hosts 2016 Summer of Impact in St. Kitts & Nevis
Prohaus Group partners with InnovatetheNext to launch remote accelerators and workcations in the Caribbean, Latin America, and Africa
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