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Loliware fights ‘status quo’ for straws

Loliware fights ‘status quo’ for straws

A New York-based material technology company clinched $6 million in venture capital and aims to boost manufacturing of its flagship biodegradable straw in hopes of replacing single-use plastic straws.

Loliware closes $6MM venture round with top impact investors

Loliware closes $6MM venture round with top impact investors

LOLIWARE, the world's leading seaweed-based material technology company replacing plastics, announced the close of a $6MM financing round, led by prominent NY venture firm Hatzimemos / Libby.

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.

Looking for your next opportunity? H/L portcos are hiring!

We're looking to fill roles like:
GM of Schools at @vivviearlylearn
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Video Producer at @join_chptr
and more!

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We're honored to partner with @theNEXUSsummit and launch its annual NEXUS Impact Accelerator to provide social entrepreneurs with the tools to succeed and change the world!

Learn more: https://prn.to/3FBREGE #entrepreneur #WeAreNexus #socialimpact #startup

Congrats to @Holler_io, which was recently named @VFInsights' 2021 Venture of the Year. #startups #innovation #conversationalmedia

Check out this mention of our portfolio company @Sorceroco and its innovative technology. Read more about MSL Metamorphosis throughout the pandemic in this blog. https://bit.ly/33tSNCV #MSLs #tech #AI

Hear from @goCNote VP and Head of Business Development, Danielle Burns, as she highlights the increasing number of #womenofcolor #entrepreneurs and the need to give them the same access to capital as their white and male peers. https://bit.ly/3JanZYe

In an effort to combat #climatechange, the New York City Council banned the use of gas in new buildings.

Learn about the city's journey to #electrification and @BlocPower Co-Founder @MisterKinch's role in making this happen: https://bit.ly/335BDvA

Our Managing Partner @oliverblibby sat down with @bhdoherty of @Forbes to talk about the role of diversity and impact in investing, the launch of H/L Ventures, vital considerations when it comes to investments, and more! https://bit.ly/3tka1NN #investing #vc #venturecapital

Congratulations to @andieswim for raising an $18.5M Series B and furthering its mission of empowerment! https://yhoo.it/3n1lPk1

#SeriesB #fashion #femalefounder

In February, our partners at Do Good Foods are set to launch carbon-reduced chicken to combat climate change! Learn more about this revolutionary product: https://politi.co/31ugOsJ #sustainability #foodwaste #climatechange

Congratulations to @goCNote's Co-founder and CEO, Catherine Berman, for her placement in Worth Media's Worthy 100, a list of entrepreneurs who make an impact both personally and through their businesses. https://bit.ly/3IxZ8gA

#entrepreneur #Top100

.@roshanpateI, founder and CEO of H/L Ventures portfolio company, @Walnuthq, appears on @rohitmal's Life Self Mastery #Podcast where they touch on everything from Walnut's experience with H/L Ventures to making #healthcare affordable.

Listen now: https://bit.ly/3pRiGVY