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Andie Swim Raises $6.5 Million for Expansion

Andie Swim Raises $6.5 Million for Expansion

The online-only swim brand is already profitable and seeing strong sales, even amid the pandemic.

Andie Swim Raises $6.5 Million Series A Round to Transform the Data Driven Swimwear Ecommerce Experience

Andie Swim Raises $6.5 Million Series A Round to Transform the Data Driven Swimwear Ecommerce Experience

Funding to Fuel Next Phase of Growth, Product Lines and Collaboration.

NVCA Member Spotlight: Hatzimemos / Libby

NVCA Member Spotlight: Hatzimemos / Libby

Welcome to our Member Spotlight series where we give a profile overview of our many diverse members. For this deep dive, we spoke to Oliver B. Libby, Managing Partner of Hatzimemos / Libby.

Investing at the Nexus of Growth, Impact, and Diversity in the Time of COVID-19

Investing at the Nexus of Growth, Impact, and Diversity in the Time of COVID-19

At H/L Ventures, our team has focused on our values during this unusual and, in many ways, tragic year.

This is War: How the CoronaVirus Will Accelerate Innovation

This is War: How the CoronaVirus Will Accelerate Innovation

Wartime spawns innovation. Normally, this happens during a war between people, like World War II or the Cold War. Rapid innovation is a hallmark of these cataclysmic events in human history, from penicillin to Moon rockets; from radar and sonar to microwave ovens; and more. Massive government and private sector funding flows to solve urgent needs, and our society responds to threats by creating new things. Lives are on the line.

Three VC trends Covid-19 is accelerating

Three VC trends Covid-19 is accelerating

Times are difficult right now, but promising signs in regard to deals terms, impact investing and engagement are boding well, writes Oliver Libby, managing partner and co-founder of venture firm Hatzimemos / Libby.

The Long and Winding Road

The Long and Winding Road

Will we ever be back to our pre-February “normal?”

UPGRAID Announces Global Team of Investors, Athletes, Celebrities, and Pharmaceutical Executives Joining to Revolutionize Human Health

UPGRAID Announces Global Team of Investors, Athletes, Celebrities, and Pharmaceutical Executives Joining to Revolutionize Human Health

Using a Scientific Approach to clinically studied organic ingredients, UPGRAID aims to address some of society's largest daily health problems.

AI startup, Sorcero, partners with nation’s largest electrical training program to enable next-gen remote digital content delivery, training and performance support

AI startup, Sorcero, partners with nation’s largest electrical training program to enable next-gen remote digital content delivery, training and performance support

The long-term partnership will enable competency-based model and is a major milestone in the application of augmentation AI that supports critical sectors and advanced jobs training for the advanced energy, lighting, and communication technologies critical to our nation’s infrastructure

Loliware’s kelp-based plastic alternatives snag $6M seed round from eco-conscious investors

Loliware’s kelp-based plastic alternatives snag $6M seed round from eco-conscious investors

The last few years have seen many cities ban plastic bags, plastic straws and other common forms of waste, giving environmentally conscious alternatives a huge boost — among them Loliware, purveyor of fine disposable goods created from kelp.

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