📢 HCP Newsletter: A Harlem Harvest to Remember 🍁🍂 – November 2022
Harlem Capital’s monthly recap on our portfolio companies, events & beyond! 🏎️💨
The Headlines 🗞️
Crypto in Color at AfroTech 🔥
We hosted our third-ever “Crypto in Color” dinner at Afrotech Austin! It was a vibrant and meaningful evening of conversation hosted by Visa. We love breaking bread & boundaries in community.
“Crypto in Color” is an HCP community initiative focused on educating and empowering diverse individuals to take advantage of wealth generation through crypto & Web3.
Key themes we discussed:
🧱 Market: Are you embracing the 'build market' or hibernating?
🧨 Passion: What drives your interest & time towards Web3?
💡 Insights: What’s the most important unspoken truth or question you have?
🏻🏽 Community: Who helps you learn & grow in this space?
Harlem Capital On Campus 🎓
💡Harlem Capital launched a new initiative to make VC accessible to future student founders and investors!
Nicole DeTommaso is headed to college campuses across the U.S. to demystify VC for founders looking to raise capital & aspiring investors looking to break into the industry.
🪄Nicole’s first stop was at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. The inaugural event revealed some great insights into the state of budding VCs and founders. Excited to learn more? Check out Nicole’s thread below ⬇️
Topping Charts 📈
The Harlem Capital Community is all over the 2023 Forbes 30 Under 30 list! We celebrate our team and HCP founders who are making transformative changes within their industries and beyond.
Harlem Capital’s own Nicole DeTommaso (venture capital)
Kimiloluwa Fafowora of Gander (retail & ecommerce)
Annie Reardon and Renee Russo of Glow Labs (enterprise technology)
Dakotah Rice of Poolit (consumer technology)
Portfolio News 🏆
The Secret Sauce 🍝
Sauce Pricing CEO Colin Webb named one of Business Insider’s Foodtech 2022 Power Players. He also spoke on the Dynamic Pricing panel at the Restaurant Finance and Development Conference (#RFDC) earlier this month.
Ready, Set…Glow! 🧪
Congrats to Glow Labs for being featured as one of Fast Company’s Next Big Things in Tech! They were recognized for the ability to create an Ethereum-powered, white-label rewards program with no code or blockchain expertise required. Read more about how Glow Labs is transforming tech here.
Interested in working at one of the startups in our portfolio? 💻👇
Search job openings across the Harlem Capital network here!
Harlem Capital Related 🚀
Melody at the PayPal Ventures Summit 💥
HCP’s Head of Community and Platform Melody Hahm shared tactical media strategies for founders (of VC funds & startups). Check out her key takeaways on branding as a superpower below ⬇️
Jarrid is a Crain’s New York 40 Under 40 Honoree 🙌
Congratulations to Jarrid for being recognized among New York’s top executives! Read more about his feature here.
On the Pod 🎧
We’re in the thick of our latest season of our “More Equity” podcast. Catch up on Gabby’s conversations with Diverse Emerging VC Managers about launching a new fund, how to differentiate yourself from the lot, and the trials and tribulations of starting your own venture.
Miguel Armaza, Gilgamesh Ventures
Ana Carolina Mexia and Maria Gutierrez, Nido Ventures
Sydney Thomas, Impressionism Capital
Listen on YouTube | Spotify | Apple
Henri on the “One in a Billion” Podcast 🌎
Henri caught up with host Ruben Flores-Martinez of Harlem Capital portfolio company CashDrop and shared his insights on living with a purpose. Watch and listen here!
🚨 Jobs in VC 🧑🏾💻
✨ Nicole’s weekly VC jobs roundup:
✨ Find the best VC jobs in your city here.
✨ Jazmin Goodwin at January Ventures shares her latest finds.
Helpful Resources 💯
Techstars Entrepreneur’s Toolkit: a 20-part guide to building your own business
State of Fintech 2022 by Silicon Valley Bank: get a pulse check on the industry
Pay Me in Equity by Harlem Capital’s Gabby Cazeau: resources for crafting equitable cap tables