📢 HCP Newsletter: ✨ New Year, New Energy ✨ – January 2022
This newsletter is Harlem Capital’s monthly recap of updates on our portfolio companies, industry news, content, events we suggest to check out and more!
Now, buckle up! 🏎️💨 LIVE FROM EVERYWHERE, it’s Road to 1,000 – January 2022
Monthly Update 📅
We’re already one month into 2022! At Harlem Capital, we’re excited for another year of investing in diverse founders. Here’s to a fresh start and a stellar year of changing the face of entrepreneurship, together. 🥂
🗣 MORE EQUITY Lightning Talks
Black History Month is right around the corner and in celebration, we’re thrilled to announce the ⚡️ MORE EQUITY Lightning Talks ⚡️ presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co. in partnership with Advancing Black Pathways!
This 6-part series features prominent leaders discussing important topics ranging from resiliency and mental health to preserving generational wealth through proper planning.
Episodes will be released throughout Black History Month and unique registration links will be released for each episode. Our speakers are at the pinnacle of their respective fields, ranging from banking to sports. You won't want to miss this! Register here. #HCPmoreEQUITY
🚨 HCP’s Summer Internship Application Is Open!
Are you a student or working professional looking to break into VC? Then the Harlem Capital Internship is the perfect opportunity for you!
Read about A Day in the Life as a Harlem Capital Intern and get the inside scoop on how internship applications are evaluated.
What are you waiting for? Submit your application for the Summer 2022 internship by February 15th at 11:59 pm EST! ⏰
Portfolio News 🗞️
💰 ChatDesk raises $7M Series A
We’re delighted to support Aneto Okonkwo, Andrew Olaleye, and the entire ChatDesk team in their $7M Series A as they continue to help companies supercharge their customer support. Kudos to the team!
🙌🏽 Harlem Capital invests in The House of LR&C
Congratulations to The House of LR&C, the fashion house created by Ciara, Russell Wilson, and led by CEO Christine Day, the former CEO of Lululemon, on closing an oversubscribed $7M+ investment. We’re excited to support their mission to democratize the retail industry by making it inclusive, participatory, and sustainable.
Interested in working at one of the startups in our portfolio? Check out our Harlem Capital Job Board!💼
Want a career at a Harlem Capital portfolio company? Submit your info to be added to our job board. Once added to the portal, we will notify you about new opportunities that fit your criteria.
Harlem Capital Related 🚀
📝 2021: The epic year that was at HCP
Here’s the TL;DR: We invested $26.2 million across 18 investments and 10 follow-ons. 100% of our 2021 investments are companies led by diverse founders. Read more about our deal flow, community events, and founder retreat here. Let’s go!
👀 Take a look at some trends the HCP team is watching
We’re living through some revolutionary times in the history of tech and venture capital, and this year will be no different. Read our Harlem Capital 2022 Trend Watch for a few VC and tech predictions! 🔮
👋🏽 Meet the 2022 Winter Intern Class at Harlem Capital
Please join us in giving a warm welcome to our Winter 2022 intern class! The 6 interns were chosen from a pool of 836 applications, leading to a 0.7% acceptance rate. Two interns from our Fall 2021 class are back as fellows.
🎙️Gabby Cazeau interviewed on the Technori Podcast
Gabby sat down with media investor Scott Kitun to share her VC journey and her motivation to find solutions to the world’s gaping inequities. Listen to Gabby’s insights on Technori.
💭 Brandon Bryant on “The Only Dream Big Pod” & “De-Broing Crypto”
Brandon had a great conversation with entrepreneur Donnie Bedney on navigating life and reaching the impossible. Listen to Brandon’s insights on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube.
Brandon was also the inaugural guest of Reshma Saujani (Girls Who Code founder) and Nihal Mehta’s (Eniac VC co-founder) new Linkedin Live show, “De-Broing Crypto.” He joined the husband-and-wife duo to share how he first stumbled into the world of Web3 and what excites him most about the community. Watch the replay here.
🤯The MPs dive deep on “Manager Meetings”
Jarrid Tingle and Henri Pierre-Jacques join Harlem Capital LP Jason Klein (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center CIO) to discuss how Harlem Capital wins deals, stays disciplined, and why community and brand are the soul of the firm. Listen on Apple and Spotify.
Top Diversity & Tech News 👀💸
🏢 BlocPower raises $30M from Microsoft to ‘turn buildings into Teslas’
💻 Career Karma raises $40M Series B to continue supporting tech career hopefuls
💬 Forethought raises $65M Series C to accelerate digital transformation in customer service
🐶 PetPlate raises $19M Series B to deliver personalized meal plans to pet parents
🗺 Carto raises $61M Series C to accelerate cloud-native spatial analytics
🧪 Bloom Science raises $12M Series A to continue developing innovating therapeutics for rare neurological diseases
🌐 Former HCP Intern Orlando Gomez launched Web3Familia with the mission of onboarding 1 million Latinos to Web3. Let’s go OG!
🚨Jobs in VC 🧑🏾💻
Looking for a role in VC?🔥Lucky for you, the VC job market is red hot right now and we got you covered.
➡️ Our own senior associate aka Twitter mastermind Nicole DeTommaso is sharing weekly job openings across venture capital. Give her a follow to stay in the know.
➡️ VCrecruiting also does an excellent job curating job openings across VC. We’re fired up about this movement to (finally!) make VC more transparent and accessible. #VCinPublic
Mark Your Calendars – Save These Dates! 📅
🌍 AfroTech Executive is Back!
AfroTech Executive, the conference for executives by executives, is back. This year, they are bringing a five-city event series where venture capitalists, angel investors, executives, and experts across industries convene for a day of programming geared towards elevating executive presence, making intentional in-person connections, and sharing culture-shifting ideas. Join us as we connect with executives in Miami, Brooklyn, Washington, D.C., The Bay, and Los Angeles.
First up, Miami! Our well-versed speakers will be having in-depth conversations about DAOs, Investment Assets, and New Tech Entertainment.
Use code HARLEMCAPITAL10 to receive 10% off the Miami ticket pass. Secure your pass today!
Helpful Resources 💯 & Other Suggested Content 💡
💻 What Is Web3 and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?
A primer on the term you can’t stop hearing.
⚒️ Founder Resource Alert PitchDeck Database
700+ decks to reference across various rounds.
🔉 Bankless: The Ultimate Guide to Crypto Finance
Learn more about the frontier of internet money and finance.
🎬 And that’s a wrap on the January 2022 edition of Road to 1,000!