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The NYC Venture Capital News Digest: 12/2/2019

The NYC Venture Capital News Digest: 12/2/2019

This bi-weekly column covers the latest news from venture capital firms in NYC for the second half of November 2019 featuring must know news including news for Harlem Capital Partners, CityRock Venture Partners, and much more.

Finding free money for your social impact startup

Finding free money for your social impact startup

Some venture capitalists have a bias against startups with an explicit positive social impact on the grounds that they have a smaller addressable market, and that the founders are not sufficiently focused on creating shareholder wealth.

How New York can be the new Silicon Valley — without Amazon

How New York can be the new Silicon Valley — without Amazon

We shouldn't rely on help from the West Coast when NYC is full of homegrown talent that merely needs support.

How The Military May Hold a Key to the Skills Gap Paradox

How The Military May Hold a Key to the Skills Gap Paradox

Anyone who cares about the wealth and opportunity divide in this country has to be frustrated with the range of our policy options to fix the problem.

High-class startup problems: “Failing forward”

High-class startup problems: “Failing forward”

The phrase “fail forward,” repeated to the point of cliché, is part of the modern gospel of the innovation economy.

America Needs To Reclaim Our Entrepreneurial Spirit

America Needs To Reclaim Our Entrepreneurial Spirit

If we fail to come up with good answers for America’s workforce, the American Dream and all that flows from it will not survive.

Emogi Closes $12.6 Million in Series A Funding

Emogi Closes $12.6 Million in Series A Funding

Emogi is a Conversational Content Leader Helping People Have Better Conversations and Deeper Emotional Expression in Messaging

Too many aspiring entrepreneurs want to be hoodie-clad billionaires

Too many aspiring entrepreneurs want to be hoodie-clad billionaires

In today’s world, Silicon Valley founders like Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk seem to represent the only startup goal worth striving for. Unless you’re a hoodie-wearing billionaire who’s creating apps and disrupting industries, you’ll be dismissed (especially by young people) as unimportant.

To Rebuild American Communities, Help Them Help Themselves

To Rebuild American Communities, Help Them Help Themselves

How can we help struggling communities to help themselves? We can draw valuable lessons from a surprising place: the field of international development.

KDC Ag Adds Two More To Its World Class Advisory Board To Help Solve The Fresh Food Waste Problem

KDC Ag Adds Two More To Its World Class Advisory Board To Help Solve The Fresh Food Waste Problem

Sam Kass, Obama's White House Chef and Senior Advisor to Nutrition and Matt Jansen former CEO of COFCO Int'l and SVP at ADM join KDC Ag to deploy revolutionary patented technology nationwide.

As a result of the #pandemic, the U.S. energy sector lost 10% of its workforce. To revive the industry, the #Biden administration reported a clean energy plan that not only combats #climatechange but produces millions of well-paying jobs.https://reut.rs/3lmxUjU

Check out the first episode of #TheOWLFactor: Lessons in Leadership with @OliverBLibby, H/L Ventures Managing Partner, as he chats with @Pfizer Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Sally Sussman on #leadership and #trust. https://bit.ly/37jPM6A

In the latest episode of the Global Tech Leaders #podcast, H/L Ventures Managing Partner, @OliverBLibby discusses his #leadership journey, his commitment to protecting and promoting people and the planet, and his passion for #diversity. Listen here: https://apple.co/3frip6w

Helen Mayer built her company, Otter, when she rejected her dream job to care for her children. After raising $23 million, she's helped over 7,000 families coordinate care and allow parents to reenter the workforce. #entrepreneur #femalefounder https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccaszkutak/2021/07/08/otter-raises-23-million-to-tackle-broken-childcare-market-and-pay-stay-at-home-parents/?sh=6c5e9e107c21

Promoting the well-being of your employees can lead to new opportunities create connections that allow employees to flourish. Here's how organizations can proactively improve the #mentalhealth of their employees and significantly benefit their #business. https://bit.ly/3eZiNZE

Come join @JesseKay, Venture Partner at H/L, tomorrow as he leads a discussion with industry influencers and serial entrepreneurs on the #tech transformation of #music, innovative #blockchain technology, and the benefits of #NFTs! Register for free here: https://bit.ly/3zS3El5

Congratulations @goCNote on your inclusion in @BusinessInsider's list of promising fintechs revolutionizing Wall Street! https://bit.ly/3f045BD #impactinvesting #fintech #femalefounded

2 out of 5 Americans can't #recycle conveniently, according to a report from the Recycling Partnership. From creating more equitable grants to proposing a National Recycling Strategy, here are ways people are looking to improve recycling services. https://bit.ly/3kj6r1P

After becoming a 16-year-old single mother, Amy Montoya looked for ways to empower those just like her. That's when she created Empowered Mums in 2019 to support single mothers with support groups, groceries, and even school supplies. #entrepreneur https://bit.ly/3yXsG1p

Join us as we get real about how diversity is everyone's responsibility with Gayle Jennings O'Byrne and @wocstarfund on their excellent #podcast: #VCsOfftheRecord out today! Listen here: https://spoti.fi/2VOe6ew
#venturecapital #diversityandinclusion #impactinvesting

With an upbringing in the financial services industry, Delynn Alexander embarked on a journey that led to her co-founding a majority #female company, Aria Financial Services, and a 30-year-long career at Northwestern Mutual. #leadership https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbisnoff/2021/06/27/northwestern-mutual-30-year-veteran-climbed-ranks-from-intern-to-running-her-own-team/?sh=3838293358a7