📢 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! 👩🏾‍🎓👨🏽‍🏫

Some applicant pool highlights: 

💡Over 300 applications

💡60% women 

💡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 💰

We are excited to continue supporting Yaw, Anthony and the Malomo team on their latest $5M Seed+ round. E-commerce brands — be sure to check out the product (bonus: they’re hiring)!  

💰 Moving Analytics Raises $6M 💰

Congrats to our portfolio company Moving Analytics on raising a $6M round to continue helping cardiac rehab patients virtually, needed now more than ever. 

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! 

Check out media coverage on the closing of the fund at Forbes, Bloomberg, Yahoo Finance!, TechCrunch, AfroTech, Business Insider, Impact Alpha, and TechCrunch’s Equity podcast

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

Episode with ➡️ Apple and Spotify

📢 Emily Hochman, Founder and CEO of Wellory

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.

Episode with Emily ➡️ Apple and Spotify

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.

📢 Nathalie Walton, CEO of Expectful

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.

Episode with Nathalie ➡️ Apple and Spotify

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

📢 Yaw Aning, CEO of Malomo

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.

Episode with Yaw ➡️ Apple and Spotify

Gems dropped 💎💎💎

  • Good team, bad market – market wins. Good team, good market – market wins. Market always wins

Top Diversity & Tech News 👀💸 

Black & Latino Unicorn Alert: SambaNova raises $676M Series D at a $5.1B valuation 💫

Meroxa raises $15M Series A for its real-time data platform⚡⚡

Eight Sleep receives SoftBank Opportunity Fund’s first investment in a Latino co-founded company ✊🏽🙌🏽

Mielle Organics Lands Historic $100M Investment from Berkshire Partners💥💥

Holler, ‘Conversational Media’ Company, Raises $36 Million in Series B 🚀🚀

Robert Reffkin’s Compass IPO’s ☄️☄️

Finary Raises $3.2M To Build The Gen-Z Group Chat Investing Platform 💸💸

Genius Guild Secures $5M, Launches New Platform To Help Black Founders 🚨🚨

CurlMix Raises Over $1 Million in 4 Hours 💰💰

Mark Your Calendars – Save These Dates! 📅

💡2021 Forbes Under 30 Summit Kickoff: Decade of Disruption

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 Black Women Cohort 

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. 

⚒️ Black Entrepreneurs NYC (BE NYC)

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. 

Prism Investor Track

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. 

📈 Visible Hand Fellowship Program

A fellowship program for underrepresented talent looking to build technology companies. Applications close May 7th.  

Latinas in Tech Summit 2021 

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!  🐣🐣