HCP Newsletter: Road to 1,000 - March 2020 🚀

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!


2019 was a busy year for us. Check out our Year-in-Review if you missed last month's newsletter!

Monthly Update

During this global health crisis, COVID-19, we send our deepest sympathies to all those affected. While working from home (WFH) may seem like an inconvenience for some, it pales in comparison to the suffering that those who are dying, do not have WFH opportunities, or have lost their jobs are dealing with. Our friends at Grasshopper Bank, a woman-owned bank based in NYC, put together a comprehensive COVID-19 resource guide for entrepreneurs and investors.

Please take this time to lead with compassion as we help our neighbors and prioritize your mental health. Check out what Shine - the self-care community for all of us - is doing to help!

"Shape your future" and fill out the 2020 Census ASAP to make sure your family gets counted!

We also closed our Summer 2020 Internship application with the most number of applicants to date with over 830 people applying!


Harlem Capital Related

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, check out our Female Founders Report!


Congratulations all around! Join us in congratulating our Senior Associate, Gabby Cazeau, on making HBCUvc's 31 Under 31: The Future of Venture Capital list! And, congrats to our Managing Partners, Henri Pierre-Jacques and Jarrid Tingle, for being awarded Crain's New York Business 2020 Rising Stars in Banking & Finance!

And, as the saying goes, “there is no rest for [Jarrid.]” For the many wondering what to do in our current economic state and how it is impacting minority-owned businesses, check out Jarrid’s interview with AfroTech.

But, what type of Partner would Henri be if he left Jarrid to do all the interviews?! Henri has also been busy, sharing Harlem Capital’s story - from inception to present day. Learn more about our journey to Fund 1000 Diverse Founders over 20 Years with a $40M Fund!

Top Diversity & Tech News

Launch With GS Black and Latinx Entrepreneur Cohort: The Launch With GS Black and Latinx Entrepreneur Cohort is an 8-week customized experience designed for founders to fast-track growth and build relationships with investors, top industry experts and startup advisors.

But, Goldman Sachs is not alone. Wells Fargo and Citi are joining the efforts in directing funds and investment focus to the Black Community.

📢💰Resource Alert 💰📢We are excited to close out Women’s History Month with this airtable of +500 women angel investors in the US for founders, courtesy of Lolita Taub. Enjoy!

**Black Excellence Alert** Ramona Hood is Appointed as FedEx’s First Black CEO - From Receptionist to CEO. 👏 👏


**Black Girl Magic Alert** We are so proud to celebrate the achievements of Emmanuella Mayaki, a 10-year-old tech star who was hired by a school in the U.K. to teach her knowledge of coding to her peers, via AfroTech. 👏👏

And, if you don't know, now you know: Black Women Talk Tech (BWTT) is Disrupting the Industry by Creating a Safe Space for Black Businesswomen. This organization, founded by three incredible and dedicated Black women, connects Black women in the tech industry and provides them with the tools they need to be successful business owners.


Other Suggested Content

Are you a Black woman entrepreneur looking for free money to fund your business ASAP? Check out these five opportunities for free money.

📢 Resource Alert - Issa Rae shared 5 lessons for your entrepreneurial journey! Check it out via AfroTech.

📢 Resource Alert - SoftBank Investment Advisers and WeWork Labs launched a new incubator program to help diverse founders scale.

Looking for something to watch? Check out this Netflix miniseries telling part of the story of the first African American self-made millionaire: “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker.”

Mark Your Calendars - Future Events!

TBD - Inaugural Harlem Capital “More Equity” Pitch Competition is now postponed until the fall. We are excited to see your pitches later this year.