📢 HCP Newsletter: ⬆️ Expanding Our Platform & Impact – April 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 – April 2021 🥰
Monthly Update 📅
🗣️ Announcing the Harlem Capital Angel Program — Spring 2021 Cohort 😇
We are pleased to announce the very first Harlem Capital Angel Program Spring 2021 Cohort. The launch of our Angel Program enables us to expand our reach to a new population — diverse industry operators seeking opportunities to invest their capital in underrepresented founders. 💸💸
Our inaugural class includes seven talented industry operators and founders beginning their journeys as angel investors. These diverse professionals bring industry experience from technology, healthcare, social media, and finance, alongside educational training from top universities! 👩🏾🎓👨🏽🏫
Akshay Sriprasad (Google, Go-to-Market Strategist)
Ceili Cascarano (Sanvello Health, VP Strategic Partnerships)
Deborah Oshuntola (Snap Inc., Lens Review Lead)
Marco Matos (Pinterest, Head of Ad Measurement Product)
Nonso Maduka (Glassdoor, Director of Product Management)
Sara Ali (Robinhood, Corporate Development)
Val Young (Analytics Lead, SonderMind)
Some applicant pool highlights:
💡Over 300 applications
💡80% minority professionals (50% Black, 20% Asian, 10% Latino)
💡95% of our applicants had over 5 years of industry experience
💡45% had not participated in angel investing thus far
💡Top industries of interest: 1) e-commerce, 2) finance 3) software
Harlem Capital looks forward to continuing to build a robust ecosystem of like-minded investors by providing resources and support to the growing community of professionals seeking to diversify cap tables. 💪🏽💪🏽
Portfolio News 🗞️
👯 It Takes Two: Emily Hochman, Founder, and CEO of Wellory, and Kelly Kopchik Goldstein, Principal at Harlem Capital 🤝
In this interview, Emily Hochman and Kopchik Goldstein share how their partnership began, insights on the wellness industry, and how they hope to inspire other women in venture capital and entrepreneurship.
💰 Malomo raises $5M Seed+ round 💰
💰 Moving Analytics Raises $6M 💰
Interested in working at one of the Startups in our portfolio?💻👇
Search job openings across the Harlem Capital network here!
Harlem Capital Related 🚀
🚀Sharing our Vision for Harlem Capital Partners Fund II 🚀
Following the close of Harlem Capital Partners Fund II at $134 million, our team shared insights and lessons learned with the investment community!
The More Equity podcast is the podcast that keeps on giving! 🎙️
📢 Moms in VC
Our latest episode of the More Equity podcast features a discussion at the intersection of motherhood and VC led by Principal (and new mom), Kelly Kopchik Goldstein. Our inspiring guests include Aileen Lee, Founder & Managing Partner, Cowboy Ventures, Anarghya Vardhana, Partner, Maveron LLC, and Deena Shakir, Partner, Lux Capital.
In this episode, you’ll hear about the inspiration behind Wellory, how Emily has found success where traditional diets have failed and lessons learned from fundraising as a female founder.
Gems dropped 💎💎💎
Product testing can be high-impact, low effort. Ship product ASAP – even if you’re embarrassed – and learn ASAP whether it was the right move.
In this episode you’ll hear about Nathalie’s path from banking to the world of tech, her personal journey through pregnancy, and sudden transition to CEO.
Gems dropped 💎💎💎
For those that want to start a family, have conversations with your spouse – very early on – about what responsibility looks like while balancing personal and professional needs
In this episode you’ll hear about Yaw’s inspiration for pursuing entrepreneurship, why he sought to create Malomo, and what it’s like being a diverse founder in Indiana.
Gems dropped 💎💎💎
Good team, bad market – market wins. Good team, good market – market wins. Market always wins
Top Diversity & Tech News 👀💸
Mark Your Calendars – Save These Dates! 📅
As a member of the Harlem Capital Community, you are invited as a complimentary guest to the 2021 Forbes Under 30 Summit Kickoff: Decade of Disruption on Wednesday, May 26th. Speakers include entrepreneurs and Under 30 Listers from the past 10 years to discuss how the world we re-enter will be more equitable and resilient. Use code HARLEMCAPITAL for your complimentary registration.
Founder Gym’s has designed an inaugural cohort for Black women who want to raise money to scale their startup. The 6 week program starts June 7th, apply by May 7, 2021.
NYC pre-seed startups can get training on how to launch and run a successful business with BE NYC Startup Intensive, a no-cost, 40-hour instructional course. Apply by May 2.
Dorm Room Fund’s Prism Investor Track is a 6-week masterclass bringing together a cohort of talented LGBTQ+ students to gain a new community and learn from the best startup investors in the business. Applications close May 2nd.
A fellowship program for underrepresented talent looking to build technology companies. Applications close May 7th.
The Latinas in Tech Startup Competition awards $35K in non-dilutive, cash awards to tech startups with at least one Latina co-founder. Submissions open until May 3rd, 2021.
With that said, see you next time! 🐣🐣