๐Ÿ”ฅ HCP Newsletter: Our History โ€“ February 2021 โœŠ

The Road to 1,000 newsletter is Harlem Capitalโ€™s monthly recap of updates on our portfolio companies, industry news, content, and events we suggest to check out and more!

Monthly Update  ๐Ÿ“…

February is a special month for us at HCP. It is a time to pay tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society and show love to those around us. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Now, buckle up! ๐ŸŽ๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ LIVE FROM EVERYWHERE, itโ€™s Road to 1000 โ€“ February 2021 ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฅฐ

Portfolio News ๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ

Expectful CEO Nathalie Walton joins Jill Malandrino on Nasdaq to discuss the challenges black female entrepreneurs face and how to overcome them, as well as fundraising during COVID-19! Listen here

Interested in working at one of the Startups in our portfolio?๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘‡

Search job openings across the Harlem Capital network here

Harlem Capital Related ๐Ÿš€

Announcing our inaugural Angel Program. We asked ourselves how we could further our commitment to diversifying the entrepreneurial ecosystem & we're excited to announce our Angel Program. Apps are due March 1st. Be sure to APPLY! ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ

305 Black and Latino Founders Who Raised $1MM+ in VC Funding!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

Supply-Chain Tech in Ecommerce Report๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ

The More Equity podcast is the podcast that keeps on giving! ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ 

As a part of our investor on the rise series, we spoke with Tyler Dean, Jillian Williams, Julian Moncada, and KJ Sidberry earlier this month. 

Episode with Tyler โžก๏ธ Apple and Spotify, Jillian โžก๏ธ Apple and Spotify, Julian โžก๏ธ Apple and Spotify, and KJ โžก๏ธ Apple and Spotify

Gems dropped ๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž

  • Network and build with those who have the same mission as you, genuine human to human connection drives progress

  • As investors we should push to make sure that disruption is inclusive and makes the world more equitable

  • Your job in venture is to listen!

Check out HCPโ€™s Jarrid Tingle discussing Black entrepreneurship and what needs to be done in VC! ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ Video

HCPโ€™s Henri Pierre-Jacques drops some gems on his morning routine that helps him stay productive! 

Gems dropped ๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž

  • Wakes up at least 1hr before his first call

  • Checks FB and LI for birthdays & life events

  • Listens to podcasts, reads the news, slack & emails

Awesome to see 10 HCP members on this Pitchbook list of 53 Black founders and investors! ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ’ก

Top Diversity & Tech News ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ’ธ

Bank of America to Launch New Center for Black Entrepreneurship ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿš€

Notable funding to Black founders in 2020! ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€

Awesome list by Women 2.0 showing 100+ women owned Venture funds. ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ

Congrats to SoLo Funds on raising a $10mm Series A to continue supporting community-based lending! ๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ“ข

Savage X Fenty raises $115M in Series B Funding!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

Huge shoutout to Panoramic Ventures on closing a $300M fund focused on non-coastal and diverse founders! ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ

Letโ€™s go! Congrats to Kindred Ventures on closing its second fund! โฃ๏ธโฃ๏ธ

Helpful Resources ๐Ÿ’ฏ & Other Suggested Content ๐Ÿ’ก

Top 10 business tips every startup founder needs to know. ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š

This is a shortlist of 10 business tips that will enable you to make your tech business a successful venture.

Black American startup resource list โš’๏ธโš’๏ธ

742+ accelerators, incubators, investors, and more!

Mark Your Calendars โ€“ Save These Dates! ๐Ÿ“…

Venture Deals Spring 2021

This unique free course demystifies venture capital deals and startup financing to give both first-time and experienced entrepreneurs a definitive guide to secure funding. Open from March 7 - April 30. 

Virtual Black Business Pitch Competition. Application deadline is March 7th! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

Each quarter, LABIC hosts a prize competition that provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to showcase their innovative products, technologies, or services in particular industries.

Net Zero Challenge ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ

A global pitch competition about using open data for climate action. Apply by March 12th!

If you are an investor or interested in investing apply to attend the Y Combinator Winter 2021 Demo Day on March 23rd! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Twice a year, Y Combinabtorโ€™s latest batch of startups present to an invite-only audience of ~1,500 investors and media. 

Future Founders Fellowship ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ”ฎ

A prestigious year-long program designed to accelerate the nationโ€™s top young entrepreneurs (ages 18-30) and their businesses. Applications are due by March 27th. 

With that said, see you in March!  โ˜˜๏ธโ˜˜๏ธ