📢 HCP Newsletter: ¡Viva la Diversidad! / Long Live Diversity! 🎉 – September 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 – September 2021
Monthly Update 📅
Job Alert: Applications for HCP’s Winter Internship Due Oct 5th!! 🚨
Are you a diverse professional looking to break into VC? Now is your chance to join the Harlem Capital team! Apply to our Winter 2021 internship – applications due October 5th.
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! 🎉
Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep 15 – Oct 15) is a time of year to celebrate ‘Latinxcellence’ and raise the voices of those who contributed to where we are today and applaud those creating a better future.
This month, we kicked off #HispanicHeritageMonth by featuring a few trailblazing Latino/a Emerging Fund Managers that are working towards improving the following statistics:
💡 There are 62M US Latino/as representing 19% of the total US population
💡 Yet < 2% of VC dollars goes to Latino/a founders
💡 Because < 1% of VC Partners are Latino/a
Learn more about those trailblazers in our Twitter thread here:
🎉 Harlem Capital’s First Quarterly Retreat was an Incredible Success 🎉
We held a community event with founders, two workshops, a photoshoot, and dinner. We also discussed firm strategy and spent time being vulnerable about our mindset and personal lives.
Portfolio News 🗞️
🙌 Cabinet Joins HCP Family as Final Investment in Fund I
We’re excited to welcome the Cabinet team to the HCP family as we close out Fund I with our final investment. Cabinet recently raised $2.6 million to build software that empowers executive assistants. The team is hiring, so check out those roles here.
✨ New Founder Spotlight Series ✨
Introducing our new series Founder Spotlight, where we highlight our exceptional founders that are changing the face of entrepreneurship. Check out the first two spotlights:
Interested in Working at one of the Startups in our Portfolio?💻👇
Search job openings across the Harlem Capital network here!
Harlem Capital Related 🚀
👏🏽 Meet the 2021 Fall Intern Class at Harlem Capital 👏🏽
Please join us in giving a warm welcome to our Fall 2021 intern class! The 6 interns were chosen from a pool of 635 applicants, leading to a 0.9% acceptance rate.
🗣 Henri Pierre-Jacques Speaks at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 🗣
Harlem Capital Co-Founder Henri Pierre-Jacques sat on the TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 panel “Where to Cut and Where to Spend in First-Check Fundraising” and shared insights on how to spend the investment in the best way possible, balancing runway with classic startup rigor.
👏🏽 Jarrid Tingle Selected as One of the 50 Most Important VCs in New York 👏🏽
Insider asked some of New York’s biggest names in tech for their nominations for the most influential VCs in the city. Jarrid making the list even “influenced” this intern to pay for a Business Insider subscription (may we all be as effective as Insider’s paywall).
🎙 Nicole DeTommaso Interviewed for This Week In Startups Podcast 🎙
🍹 Brandon Bryant Hosted a Successful Cleveland Tech Happy Hour 🍹
Brandon, along with upside and Venture For America, hosted a lively Cleveland Tech Happy Hour to celebrate the city being a top hub for tech talent and innovation.
🎙️ The More Equity Podcast is the Podcast that Keeps on Giving! 🎙️
Check out the final episodes in our Angel Investing Series 😇 ! Last month, HCP Chief of Staff Tonna Obaze interviewed Katie Jacobs Stanton from Moxxie Ventures and Lolita Taub from The Community Fund.
Katie Jacobs Stanton, Founder & GP at Moxxie Ventures: Katie uses her deep network to support startups (including intros to the Pope and 2 presidential administrations)!
Gems dropped 💎💎💎
Seed stage investing is a collaborative effort. Not a winner-takes-all model
This is a relationship business. Remember who gave you your first breaks. Stay loyal & grateful. And extend that ladder to people who are right behind you
Lolita Taub, Founder & GP at The Community Fund: Lolita shares how she used angel investing as a tool to break into VC before she was an accredited investor!
Gems dropped 💎💎💎
If you want to be an angel investor, you should go for it, but give yourself time
Even if you don’t have money to invest today, find volunteer opportunities to start learning by watching
Top Diversity & Tech News 👀 💸
Mark Your Calendars – Save These Dates! 📅
Apply by October 1st for a chance at top prize of $25k
Selected Founders will receive $20K in non-dilutive capital. Apply by October 8th!
With that said, see you next time / hasta la próxima 👋🏽👋🏽