📢 HCP Newsletter: Primers, Pitches and Podcasts, Oh My! – October 2022 🎃
Buckle up for Harlem Capital’s monthly recap! 🏎️💨
The Headlines 🗞
📚 The Harlem Capital Syllabus
Want to learn the ins and outs of venture but don’t know where to start? We got you 🤝.
💡 Our Syllabus has been the cornerstone of our internship program from the beginning. And for the first time, we’ve decided to share it with the community!
🪄While at HCP, interns present our syllabus highlights on our weekly team calls. Here are a few things you can expect:
Peruse the full syllabus here.
🔥 Harlem Capital’s E-Commerce Enablement Market Map Dropped
Wondering how Harlem Capital views the e-commerce market? Well, you’re in luck 💯.
💡To date, HCP has made 17 investments in the e-commerce enablement space. In this report, we break down the e-commerce market into 10 verticals and delve into the five developing verticals we’re eyeing 👀. Check it out here!
🎙️Say Hello to the New Season of Harlem Capital’s “More Equity” Podcast!
Harlem Capital’s latest podcast series spotlights The Next Wave of Diverse Emerging VC Managers. This season, Gabby will be diving in to hear from the next generation of intrepid VCs.
⚡Our first episode in the series features Miguel Armaza where he shares how he launched Gilgamesh VC. Check out Miguel’s insights on YouTube or Spotify!
🔮 New HCP Report: 3Q22 Diverse Fundraising Insights
Curious to see what fundraising has looked like for diverse founders? We crunched the numbers for you.
💡Our 3Q22 U.S. Diverse Fundraising Insights Report tracks the number and dollar volume of capital raised by diverse founders across funding stages. There is a disappointing decline in funding to diverse founders even though the number of companies started by diverse founders is up. Read the full report here.
✨Harlem Capital Joins the Multicultural Leadership Coalition
We are proud to be a founding member of the Multicultural Leadership Coalition! The Coalition focused on accelerating the placements of leaders from underrepresented backgrounds as Board Directors and Advisors of privately held and newly listed companies. This is only one part of how we’re changing the face of entrepreneurship here at Harlem Capital 🌎👏🏼.
Portfolio News 🏆
Love to love ❤️
Congratulations to Agapé for winning a $1 million investment as a Top 5 finalist in the 43North Pitch Competition! Agapé is a relationship wellness app that makes it easy for you to feel and show love! You start your day with a daily question that sparks meaningful conversation.
If you haven’t already, make sure you download the app.
Staax it up! 💎
October has been a busy month for Staax! They started the month off strong with an investment by Spark Esports & Entertainment. The social investment payments platform was also selected to present at TechCrunch Disrupt as a Top 20 startup – read more here.
And to wrap the month up, Staax launched on the App Store! 🎉 Download it today with the exclusive code: STAAXHARLEM.
Let’s talk money 💰
Assemble is revolutionizing the way companies manage compensation to attract and retain top-tier talent. We’re happy to share that the Assemble team has been featured in G2’s Fall Compensation Management reports. They have been top-ranked in “Best Support,” “Easiest to Do Business With,” and “High Performer.”
Innovating Africa’s startup ecosystem 🌎
Pariti joined forces with over 50 founders and early builders across Africa to form Pando Dao. Pando DAO’s mission is to accelerate the African tech ecosystem. Want more? Check out this article 📰 .
Pariti has also been featured by Business Insider Africa! BI highlights how Pariti Ventures’ companies have a valuation of $1B+, raised $150M, and are on track for $55M+ in 2022 revenue. Major congrats! 👏🏼
Harlem Capital Related 🚀
Harlem’s NYC Meetup 🗽
It’s always a great time when our team and founders link up IRL. This time, HCP team members, current/past interns, and founders all caught up in the Big Apple 🍎.
Breaking Down VC Barriers 🥊
Nicole was a featured speaker at Startup Search’s webinar on “Breaking into Venture Capital.” She spoke alongside investors from a16z and Bain Capital to share some tactical tips to break into the notoriously gate-kept industry of VC. Read more of her insights here.
Henri Named a Top 10 Startup & VC Linkedin Creator 🙌
Congrats to Henri for being recognized for his efforts on LinkedIn! If you don’t already, follow along and see what makes Henri a Top 10 creator.
In the News ⚡️
Henri was featured on Inc.com’s “Tips from a VC” series! In this article, Henri gives his insights into why even though your company has been a hit with VCs – it doesn’t mean it’s not financially backable.
On the Pod 🎧
Gabby was featured on two podcasts this month 🔥! Check her out on FinTech Leaders & Latitud’s Summit Panel.
Henri went on the Entrepreneur’s Handbook to talk about how he turned his $10k savings into the $175M fund Harlem Capital is today 🚀.
🚨Jobs in VC 🧑🏾💻
Nicole’s weekly VC jobs roundup:
The HCP Talent Portal 💻👇
Interested in a role at one of Harlem Capital’s portfolio companies? Submit your information to be added to our job board.
And, join the Harlem Capital Talent Platform, our community of 50+ VC firms and 100+ diverse talent (HCP interns, angels, intern candidates).
Helpful Resources 💯
Hey, founders! Want Sequoia's pitch deck framework for FREE? Check this Twitter thread out 👇
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