East Chop Capital was founded by Calvin L. Butts, Jr. and Carrington M. Carter in 2018, borne from the idea and necessity of working together—pooling the resources of many, to accomplish much more than individuals can on their own. Lack of access to capital is a top hurdle for businesses and entrepreneurs, especially minority-owned businesses. East Chop Capital is working to eliminate that disparity and is dedicated to providing resources to the businesses that need them, from seed to late-stage companies.
WHY EAST CHOP
East Chop is a residential area in the town of Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Calvin and Carrington fell in love with the island due to its natural beauty, rich history, sense of community, and being known as a place where one can enjoy the simpler things in life. Our logo was inspired by the East Chop Lighthouse, which stands prominently on top of Telegraph Hill.
Our team is brought together by a unique ability to look beyond the deal, and see value (hard and soft ROI) in ways that most can’t imagine.
- Seasoned entrepreneurs who are full of ambition, passion, and curiosity
- Access to a vast network
- Strong tolerance for risk and motivated to grow
- Proven results across multiple businesses