📢 HCP Newsletter: Our First Harlem Homecoming! 🗣 – October 2021
The Road to 1,000 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 – October 2021 🥰
Monthly Update 📅
🎉 Our 1st Harlem Capital Homecoming: Founder Summit Was Unforgettable 🎉
We held our inaugural HCP Homecoming Founder Summit in Dallas and it was the first-time meeting many of our founders in-person, and them each other. The week was filled with networking 🤝, learning💡, laughing 😂 , and amazing fellowship 💃🏾.
Thank you to Deloitte for sponsoring and to our founders for having us as partners on this journey to change the face of entrepreneurship!
🙏🏽 HCP Winter ‘22 Internship Update: Thank You to the 850+ Applicants! 🙏🏽
We were blown away by the talent this round and have reached out to those moving on in the process.
If you weren’t selected, please consider reapplying for the next round! One of our interns applied three times and is now writing this newsletter (aka me 👋🏽 ). Wishing you all the best!
If you’re interested in learning more about the HCP internship experience, check out this Twitter AMA hosted by current interns!
Portfolio News 🗞️
🙌🏽 Congrats to Shine founders Naomi Hirabayashi and Marah Lidey for meeting with Tim Cook to talk about Shine's mission. Looks like he really enjoyed it! 🙌🏽
🎥 Ruben Flores, Founder & CEO of Cashdrop, sat down with Cheddar News to reflect on his journey as a Mexican-American entrepreneur - watch the full replay! 🎥
✨ Check Out Our Latest Founder Spotlight: Katharine Lau, Co-Founder and CEO of Stuf ✨
Interested in Working at one of the Startups in our Portfolio?💻👇
Search job openings across the Harlem Capital network here!
Harlem Capital Related 🚀
📈 New “What’s All the Talk About Ethereum?” HCP Report 📈
Whether you’re new to crypto or you own a jpeg worth more than my car, you’re bound to learn a little something from our primer on Ethereum. Shoutout to HCP interns — Derek Oliver and Sharlene Guiriba — for their help putting this together!
Read the ✍🏾 blog post, then dive into the 💡 full report here!
🎙️ The More Equity Podcast is the Podcast that Keeps on Giving! 🎙️
Check out the episodes in our 🚨 Game Changers Series 🚨! HCP Intern Raquel Scott interviewed the following game changers creating new models in VC:
📢 Cheryl Campos, Head of Venture Growth & Partnerships at Republic: Hear how being confident in asking for what she wanted made the big risks pay off! ➡️ Apple | Spotify
📢 Barry Givens, Founder & Managing Partner at Collab Capital: Hear how his desire to get more money into the hands of black founders redefined his idea of success! ➡️ Apple | Spotify
📢 Janine Sickmeyer, Founder & Managing Partner at Overlooked Ventures: Hear how her founding a legal tech SaaS startup inspired her to start angel investing and build Overlooked Ventures! ➡️ Apple | Spotify
📢 Mac Conwell, Founder & Managing Partner at Rarebreed Ventures: Hear how he leveraged twitter to turn Rarebreed into reality! ➡️ Apple | Spotify
Gems dropped 💎💎💎
Cheryl: When you’re early to market or building a business where everyone wears multiple hats, it’s important to have a team that raises one another up
Barry: Confidence is a key determinant of success. Set and accomplish small tasks to push past imposter syndrome
Janine: Work with people who encourage your spark and energize your passions
Mac: Network, network, network! It will change the trajectory of your career
Top Diversity & Tech News 👀 💸
🛠🛠 RevOps Raises $5M Follow-on Seed Round to Automate the Sales Stack
💪🏾💪🏾 Medley, the Coaching Platform for Personal & Professional Development, Raises $3.7M Seed Led By a16z
🛍🛍 Shop Latinx Raises $1M Pre-Seed to Accelerate Online Marketplace to Amplify Latinx Creators
🏦🏦 Mono Raises $15M Series A to Fund Open Banking Platform for Businesses in Africa
💰 Cobalt Launches from Beta with a $2.8M Seed to Help Creators Launch Products
💼 💼 LatAm-to-Miami Startup Ontop Raises $20M Series A from Tiger Global, Point72 and Softbank to Automate International Hiring and Payments
💵💵 Backed by Greycroft, Klasha Raises $2.4M to improve cross-border commerce in Africa
Mark Your Calendars – Save These Dates! 📅
Legacy Classic HBCU Startup Pitch Competition – Apply by Nov 18 💸💸
Finalists will pitch to an HBCU audience and top partners at Serena Ventures, MaC Venture Capital, Harlem Capital 👋🏽 and Cake Ventures for their chance at a $1M investment!
AfroTech Conference Nov 8-13 🚨🚨
Get your tickets to this year’s virtual AfroTech World and a series of in-person events. There will be multiple programming stages, a series of in-person events, and an Expo Hall with 100+ corporate sponsors, recruiters, and plenty of networking!
Our very own Jarrid Tingle will also be speaking as he sits down with Marlon Nichols (MaC Venture Capital) and Austin Clements (Slauson & Co.) on a panel moderated by Aaron Samuels discussing investing in an untapped founder demographic. Learn more here!
And with that, we’ll leave you with our 3P’s:
Until next time 👋🏽👋🏽