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Holler’s Series B in the Wall Street Journal Venture Capital Newsletter

Holler’s Series B in the Wall Street Journal Venture Capital Newsletter

The announcement of the financing round, as well as the news of CityRock Ventures co-leading the round alongside New General Market Partners, was featured in the “New Money” section of the WSJ Venture Capital newsletter.

Holler raises $36M Series B, co-led by CityRock Ventures

Holler raises $36M Series B, co-led by CityRock Ventures

Holler, described by founder and CEO Travis Montaque as “a conversational media company,” just announced that it has raised $36 million in Series B funding.

Block by block, Donnel Baird of Blocpower aims to fight injustice and save the planet

Block by block, Donnel Baird of Blocpower aims to fight injustice and save the planet

Solar panels and clean heat shouldn’t be limited to the wealthy, says Donnel Baird, who’s bringing green power to low-income neighborhoods.

Sealed among Fast Company’s 10 most innovative energy companies of 2021

Sealed among Fast Company’s 10 most innovative energy companies of 2021

Whether delivering electricity to remote communities or providing road maps to guide cities toward achieving carbon neutrality, these 10 companies are creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing energy challenges.

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.

On #EarthDay this year, let's feel energized by the progress we have made toward a green economy and reflect on how much is still to be done. Investing in sustainability isn’t charity - it’s a viable way forward and 2020, despite its difficulties, is proof positive of that. 🌎

It’s excellent to see the shoring up of our nation’s #cybersecurity vulnerabilities treated as a major priority, as the greatest global threats become increasingly digital. https://wapo.st/2Qa09VD

Pandemic or not, there was no lack of startup funding in 2020 with $143 billion raised, a 12% increase from 2019. Yet, late-stage funding to sole female founders was less than half of what it was last year. #shecession https://bit.ly/2OXlCki

Over 90% of the S&P 500 publish yearly #sustainability reports, yet they often lack the “investor grade” information firms seek. Investors are hungry for real-time, standardized data, and companies that meet this need will likely be rewarded. https://bit.ly/3vVowGC

We’re seeing light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, but will #remotework become the new normal? What will that mean for urban economies when businesses that employ 16 skyscraper floors worth of people no longer require them to commute? https://nyti.ms/3sSVK7P

Consumers feel the pressure to lower their carbon footprints, but are big enterprise polluters really doing enough to take on sustainable practices, or are they simply “greenwashing” their images with good news stories? #sustainability https://bit.ly/31OevNW

Congrats on this exciting news for our new partners at Walnut, led by our Venture Partner and longtime team member, Roshan Patel! #healthcare #impact https://tcrn.ch/39UHe7W

Now that the #SuezCanal has been cleared, let’s pause and ask why and how this “years in the making” crisis, according to @NYTimes, came about and can be avoided in the future. https://nyti.ms/3ue6SMT

We’re proud to invest in BlocPower, a startup with a mission to ensure that clean energy is available in low-income neighborhoods. Founder @DBaird13 knows firsthand the dangers and despair that come with insecure access to reliable heating. https://wapo.st/3wavgR7

We are proud that CityRock Ventures has co-led the #SeriesB financing of @holler_io, a company that embodies the growth, impact, and diversity traits we invest in from the H/L Ventures family. Congrats to @travismontaque and team!

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Holler raises $36M to power 'conversational media' in your favorite apps https://tcrn.ch/3cJ1POC by @anthonyha

AI’s designers are its teachers, and the technology inherits their biases, unconscious or not. Without a concerted effort towards an inclusive world view, we’ll be cementing societal ills within the algorithms that manage the world around us. https://nyti.ms/3eG2ilT #AI