📢 HCP Newsletter: Celebrating Progress, Looking to What’s Next 💫– June 2021📢

This newsletter is Harlem Capital’s monthly recap of updates on our portfolio companies, industry news, content, and events we suggest to check out and more!

Now, buckle up! 🏎️💨 LIVE FROM EVERYWHERE, it’s Road to 1,000 – June 2021 🥰

Monthly Update  📅

Job Alert: Applications for HCP’s Fall Internship Due Tomorrow! 🚨🚨

Are you a diverse professional looking to break into VC? Now is your chance to join the Harlem Capital team! Apply to our Fall 2021 internship — applications are due tomorrow, June 30th.

Harlem Capital’s Juneteenth: Building Together Event ✊🏽✊🏽

Harlem Capital’s Juneteenth: Building Together event was a celebration of the progress of Black fund managers, featuring a panel that not only has amassed more than $500M AUM, but is collaborative in helping to support more diversity in the VC ecosystem. 💰💪🏽 If you missed the event, you can watch the video recording and catch the gems dropped below. 

Gems Dropped:

💎 “We win if everyone else wins.” - Jarrid Tingle, HCP Managing Partner

💎 “My mistake as an investor was asking for permission and it was very costly. I learned to just be me."- Kanyi Maqubela, Kindred Ventures Managing Partner

💎 “Don’t be afraid to be yourselves. We are built to handle certain problems."- Barry Givens, Collab Capital Managing Partner

Check out more insights in our Twitter thread here: [Brandon embed twitter thread:

Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈

In June, we celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month to remember and honor those who fought for justice in the 1969 Stonewall riots. Pride is a time to recall the inequities the LGBTQ+ community has endured and to celebrate the trailblazing individuals who have and continue to fight for full equity. Let’s celebrate the progress that’s been made: 👇🏼

🌈14% of Biden’s 1,500 agency appointees identify as LGBTQ+
💼2020: U.S. Supreme Court rules LGBTQ+ workplace discrimination illegal
💕2015: U.S. Supreme Court rules same-sex marriages legal

Also listen to our new More Equity Podcast with Amy Spurling, Co-Founder and CEO of Compt, an HCP portfolio company, and HCP Senior Associate Nicole DeTommaso on their experiences as an LGBTQ+ entrepreneur and investor.

Episode with Amy and Nicole ➡️ Apple and Spotify

Portfolio News 🗞️

📢 Feature Alert: Malomo Interviewed on Yahoo Finance 📢

Malomo Co-Founder & CEO Yaw Aning shares the Malomo story, benefits of personalization for the postpurchase experience, and how e-commerce has shifted due to COVID. Watch his interview here

👏🏽 San Diego County Launches Free4ME Program with Aunt Flow 👏🏽

Aunt Flow launched a new partnership with San Diego County to install 57 free menstrual product dispensers in 23 County-owned facilities across the region as part of the county’s Free4ME program, which intends to address period poverty.

🤩 Wellory Debuts its NYC Subway Ads 🤩

As you travel across NYC this summer, keep an eye out for Wellory ads in subway stations, which launched this month. If you’re not in NYC, you can catch a glimpse of their ads here

🌟 Expectful and Workchew Recognized in Forbes’ Next 1000 🌟

Congrats to not one but two HCP portfolio companies featured in Forbes’ Next 1000! Expectful CEO and Co-Founder Nathalie Walton was included as one of five standouts from Forbes’ Next 1000 and Workchew CEO and Co-Founder Maisha Burt was named a Forbes’ Next 1000 honoree! The list spotlights U.S. entrepreneurs who seamlessly navigated the past year’s unprecedented environment and are positioned for post-pandemic success. 👏🏽

Interested in working at one of the Startups in our portfolio? 💻👇

Search job openings across the Harlem Capital network here

Harlem Capital Related 🚀

It’s finally summer and things are heating up at Harlem Capital! 🔥

👏🏽 Meet The 2021 Summer Intern Class at Harlem Capital 👏🏽

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to our Summer 2021 intern class! The 6 applicants were chosen from a pool of 980 applications, leading to a 0.6% acceptance rate. 

✍🏾 What We’ve Learned From 6,000 Harlem Capital Intern Applications ✍🏾

After reviewing 6,000 intern applicants over the years 🤯, our team has learned a lot. We took time to reflect on what has become one of the most influential processes Harlem Capital has ever implemented. Read the latest blog post for our key insights and lessons learned.

🚀Henri Pierre-Jacques Pitched Harlem Capital for Inside’s Meet Our Fund 🚀

On Wednesday, June 9th, Harlem Capital Co-Founder Henri Pierre-Jacques joined Inside’s Meet Our Fund event to pitch more than 5,000 founders, presenting HCP’s team, portfolio, investing thesis, and value-add, before taking Q&A. The presentation can be found here.

🌟Gabby Cazeau Interviewed for Views Newsletter 🌟

In this interview, Harlem Capital Principal Gabby Cazeau shares her journey to Harlem Capital, her ideal founder profile, a few of her favorite investors, and her advice for diverse founders and investors. Read more here.

💸Jarrid Tingle Featured on the Wharton FinTech Podcast 💸

Harlem Capital Co-Founder Jarrid Tingle was interviewed for his alma mater Wharton’s FinTech Podcast. In this episode, you’ll hear Jarrid discuss raising HCP’s $40M Fund I while in business school, getting an HBS case study published shortly after graduation, and why there’s no pipeline problem for people of color.

Episode with Jarrid ➡️ Apple, Soundcloud and Spotify

The More Equity podcast is the podcast that keeps on giving! 🎙️ 

📢 Demystifying VC Interviews

The VC world can seem opaque at times to those on the outside. In our latest episode of the More Equity podcast, HCP Principal Gabby Cazeau and Senior Associate Nicole DeTommaso demystify early stage VC interview structures and share insight into HCP’s interview process. Be sure to listen if you’re interested in applying for HCP’s fall internship program!

Episode with Gabby and Nicole ➡️ Apple and Spotify

Gems dropped 💎💎💎

  • Every interview is a mutual selection process. Don’t take lightly the chance to ask your 

interviewer hard questions.

Top Diversity & Tech News 👀💸 

 💸💸Leading VCs Team Up On $50M Fund To Back Underrepresented Investors

✊🏽🙌🏽 Darryl Finkton Jr. Closes $200M of $1B Fund to Help Underserved Communities 

👩🏾‍🎓👨🏽‍🏫Apollo, Ares and Oaktree Team Up on Initiative to Lure Black Talent

🥃🥃$50M Fund Launched to Invest in Minority-Owned Spirits Brands

⚡⚡Hello Alice Raises $21M Series B to Expand Capital, Networks, Resources

🚨🚨Capchase Secures $125M Series A Funding Just Eight Months After Launching

💫💫ShelfLife, a Marketplace for Raw Materials, Raises $3M Seed Round

🚀🚀The Cap Table Coalition Launches with Aim to Diversify the VC Ecosystem

☄️☄️Guild Education Raises $150M Series A, Valuing the Company at $3.75B

⚒️⚒️Amazon Launches Black Business Accelerator With A $150M Commitment

💯💯Insight Partners Invests $15M Into Minority-Led Early-Stage Firms

🔥🔥Morgan Stanley Launches Next Level Fund to Invest in Diverse Start-Ups

💥💥Stacey Abrams Co-founded Fintech Company Now Raises $9.5M

Mark Your Calendars – Save These Dates! 📅

💃🏽 Women Investing in Women: The Ecosystem in Action

Join GingerBread Capital for a conversation about building a more inclusive VC ecosystem for women founders, investors and operators on Wednesday, July 7th at 12PM ET. GBC Founder & CEO Linnea Roberts will speak with Theresia Gouw, Founding Partner of Acrew Capital and Beth Ferreira, GP of FirstMark Capital and GBC Partner Ita Ekpoudom will moderate.

👯Fund the Future: A SheWorx and SoGal Summit

On Thursday, July 15th starting at 9AM ET, join SheWorx and SoGal for Fund the Future Summit, an all-day event with the goal of catalyzing funding to female founders through curated, 1:1 pitch sessions between an ecosystem of entrepreneurs and investors looking to fund the future.

Helpful Resources 💯 & Other Suggested Content 💡

Founder Resource Alert PitchDeck Database⚒️⚒️

700+ decks to reference across various rounds.

Sample Stock Option Plan For Your Startup📈📈

Equity templates from Carta for every stock option plan.

Resources for BIPOC Owned Natural Products Businesses 🌳🌳

Networking and other resources for BIPOC business owners.

Kauffman Fellows Venture Portfolio Construction 💰💰

Insights on portfolio construction strategy for investment funds. 

Heartcore's Consumer Wiki 👯👯

The ultimate consumer tech resources database.  

AngelList Venture Education Center 💸💸

Learn the basics of startup investing, venture economics, and the legal and regulatory requirements involved.

With that said, stay cool 😎and we’ll see you next time!  🐣🐣