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Crain’s ranks H/L as one of the most active VC firms in NYC for the second year in a row

Crain’s ranks H/L as one of the most active VC firms in NYC for the second year in a row

Thank you Crain's New York Business – we are honored to be listed as one of the most active VC firms in NYC for the second year in a row and after a most challenging year in the history of our City and country.

Bringing jobs and health benefits, BlocPower unlocks energy efficiency retrofits for low-income communities

Bringing jobs and health benefits, BlocPower unlocks energy efficiency retrofits for low-income communities

Retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient and better at withstanding climate change-induced extreme weather is going to be a big, multibillion-dollar business. But it’s one that’s been hard for low-income communities to tap, thanks to obstacles ranging from faulty incentive structures to an inability to adequately plan for which upgrades will be most effective in which buildings.

BlocPower Raises $63 Million Series A to Green Urban Buildings and Creates Innovative Financing Solution Alongside the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group

BlocPower Raises $63 Million Series A to Green Urban Buildings and Creates Innovative Financing Solution Alongside the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group

Funding Fuels Expansion to Scale "Green Heat" Building Sustainability Upgrades Across the U.S. to Address Climate Change, High Unemployment Rates, Public Health, and Economic Inequality.

Here’s what you should do in New York City from art and shopping to wellness and cuisine.

Here’s what you should do in New York City from art and shopping to wellness and cuisine.

The newest self-care destination in New York City has been strategically designed with COVID-19 restrictions as top priorities. The flagship Hydra Studios location on Wall Street opened on January 4, 2021 after construction halted in March due to the pandemic. The founders of this wellness studio, fitness oasis, and luxury outpost used this time to reimagine the space with new industry standards in mind to keep clients as safe as possible.

Sandhya Murali is putting clean energy in the hands of ordinary Americans

Sandhya Murali is putting clean energy in the hands of ordinary Americans

Rooftop solar panels are a triple-threat. They allow people to save money on electricity, invest in renewable energy, and help combat the climate crisis. Unfortunately, the majority of Americans – 80% in fact – cannot install a rooftop system. Sandhya Murali is changing that.

CNote Raises $3 Million to Scale Technology-Enabled Investment Into America’s Most Underserved Communities

CNote Raises $3 Million to Scale Technology-Enabled Investment Into America’s Most Underserved Communities

CNote, a women-founded and led financial technology platform that makes it easy to invest in economic inclusion, has closed a $3 million dollar oversubscribed private funding round to extend its reach in the fast-growing socially responsible investing space.

Upgraid and Naturex announce collaboration

Upgraid and Naturex announce collaboration

Organic wellness company Upgraid has announced a collaboration with Naturex, part of Givaudan, to expand its product portfolio.

Upgraid Joins Forces with Naturex to Deliver Organic Ingredients Backed by Clinical Science

Upgraid Joins Forces with Naturex to Deliver Organic Ingredients Backed by Clinical Science

Upgraid, the first ever wellness company with a science-based approach, has announced a collaboration with Naturex, part of Givaudan, to expand its product portfolio.

Hydra Studios Raises $3.8M for its Network of Wellness Spaces

Hydra Studios Raises $3.8M for its Network of Wellness Spaces

Hydra Studios, an operator of wellness spaces in the city launched by two Goldman alums, is looking to serve this market through its network of spaces for people to relax, workout, and recharge at convenient locations throughout the city as we began pondering life post-COVID.

Funders Begin to Look Upstream — to Women

Funders Begin to Look Upstream — to Women

Portfolios have better returns when diverse backgrounds and minds collaborate to build strong companies.

Small business ventures are often a huge risk to entrepreneurs, funded with credit cards or loans from friends and family. Despite these challenges, small businesses accounted for ⅔ of net new American jobs and generated 44% of US GDP pre-pandemic. https://bit.ly/3k9qgGY

Thank you @CrainsNewYork – we are honored to be listed as one of the most active #VC firms in #NYC. We’re proud to be in such good company along with @ycombinator, @techstars, @LererHippeau, @avgfunds, @eranyc and so many other leaders.

CEO @DBaird13 has turned @BlocPower into a powerhouse. The Brooklyn-based startup uses software-optimized electrical upgrades to make energy-saving retrofits for multifamily buildings more affordable, lowering emissions and creating jobs in the process. https://bit.ly/3selcnx

Solar startup Solstice (@solarforgood) is looking for its Director of Sales. If bringing solar to every American home excites you, and you have a proven track of outperforming your peers with superior sales management, please apply. https://bit.ly/3pSTbRr #jobs #openposition

.@sealedhomes is looking for a new Chief of Staff. Applicants should have 2-4 years of experience in a fast-paced environment. If partnering with the CEO to build a great company during a period of hypergrowth excites you, please apply. https://bit.ly/3cLtK0r #jobs #openposition

Our portfolio company @andieswim is looking for a new Senior Accountant. If you’re an Excel wizard with 3 - 5 years of experience (at minimum 2 years managing the close process for a high growth company), apply now. https://bit.ly/3aGJCPe #jobs #openposition

Our portfolio company @andieswim is looking for a new Head of People. If you have energy, passion, and 3-5 years of experience in HR or operations, consider joining an e-commerce brand that’s changing how women shop for swimwear https://bit.ly/2Z1D48J #jobs #openposition

In an effort to save its beautiful coastlines and fisheries, Jamaica has banned all single-use plastics. The island nation has given the private sector a six month transition period, after which plastic bags and drinking straws will be banned #oceancleanup https://bit.ly/3j8xgU5

In the U.S., two-thirds of net job growth and 44% of economic activity are the result of #smallbusiness. An @MIT study analyzing their finances during COVID-19 may prove crucial to understanding how to stabilize the economy in uncertain times #economics https://bit.ly/3oERPID

The long-awaited dominance of renewable sources of power is on the move. In Europe, solar and wind energy production were up last year while coal continued to fall #sustainability https://engt.co/3jaHWkR

The term “moonshot” is particularly appropriate for the venture studio model, write our Managing Partner @OliverBLibby and Venture Partner Roshan Patel: behind every founder you’ll find a mission control team supporting their success #VentureCapital https://bit.ly/3pV3vIX