Company Profile

Halogen Ventures

Jesse Draper, founding partner of Halogen Ventures.
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How the 2019 The Fundery Companies Were Selected

The Fundery includes venture capital funds that take equity stakes in women entrepreneurs or women-led companies as the execution of all or part of their investment theses. It does not include angel networks (unless they also run a venture capital fund) nor does it include special purpose vehicles.

Data as of Publication on May 13, 2019
Location
Los Angeles, California
Year Founded
2016
Data as of Publication on May 13, 2019
Company Description

Jesse Draper's credentials include being a former Nickelodeon star and the creator and host of the Emmy-nominated talk show The Valley Girl Show. She also happens to be a fourth-generation venture capitalist. In 2017, Draper -- great-granddaughter of VC pioneer General William Draper, granddaughter of Bill Draper III, and daughter of Tim Draper -- raised $10.4 million for Halogen Ventures, which invests in female founders in consumer technology. For Draper's commitment, she also demands one in return: that eventually, these entrepreneurs will also invest in other female founders. Draper's early investments include direct-to-consumer window coverings company Barn and Willow; Werk, a platform and marketplace for those seeking flexible work; and online logistics company Shipsi. The fund has also had at least four exits: Eloquii, Laurel & Wolf, Vida, and Clover.

Harbinger Ventures

Megan Bent, founder and managing partner, and Seth Beers, managing partner.
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How the 2019 The Fundery Companies Were Selected

The Fundery includes venture capital funds that take equity stakes in women entrepreneurs or women-led companies as the execution of all or part of their investment theses. It does not include angel networks (unless they also run a venture capital fund) nor does it include special purpose vehicles.

Data as of Publication on May 13, 2019
Location
Boulder, Colorado
Year Founded
2016
Data as of Publication on May 13, 2019
Company Description

Megan Bent, the founder and managing partner of Harbinger, spent 10 years investing in consumer brands before starting her own fund. One thing she noticed during that time: "Without purpose and intention, you often ended up without enough women at the table, and you missed the opportunity to create more authentic innovation." Now Harbinger is investing out of its second fund, targeting consumer-focused companies with a woman founder or co-founder. To encourage collaboration between its entrepreneurs, Harbinger reserves 10 percent of its own promote to be shared among its portfolio companies. "That really drives value creation among the entrepreneurs, but also the firm," says Boulder-based Bent. "They're our best source of new deal flow." The fund's investments include period products company Cora, baby food upstart Once Upon a Farm, and baking mix company Miss Jones Baking Co.

Harlem Capital Partners

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How the 2019 The Fundery Companies Were Selected

The Fundery includes venture capital funds that take equity stakes in women entrepreneurs or women-led companies as the execution of all or part of their investment theses. It does not include angel networks (unless they also run a venture capital fund) nor does it include special purpose vehicles.

Data as of Publication on May 13, 2019
Industry
Financial Services
Year Founded
2018
Data as of Publication on May 13, 2019
Company Description

Nearing the end of his time at Harvard Business School, Henri Pierre-Jacques had an uncomfortable realization: He didn't want to work for a "non-minority-owned" firm. His background was in private equity, and minority-owned financial firms are rare. Already an active angel investor, he decided instead to start his own business. Teaming with colleagues Jarrid Tingle and Brandon Bryant, as well as entrepreneur John Henry, Pierre-Jacques founded Harlem Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in female, black, and Latinx founders. As of March 2019, Harlem Capital had closed on about $7.5 million of a proposed $25 million fund. The company now has four portfolio companies: men's skin care company Pangaea; health tech company Moving Analytics; supply chain software Sudu; and menstrual products maker Aunt Flow. The long-term goal: to raise a billion-dollar fund and invest in 1,000 diverse founders in the next 20 years. 

Impact New Hampshire Fund

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How the 2019 The Fundery Companies Were Selected

The Fundery includes venture capital funds that take equity stakes in women entrepreneurs or women-led companies as the execution of all or part of their investment theses. It does not include angel networks (unless they also run a venture capital fund) nor does it include special purpose vehicles.

Data as of Publication on May 13, 2019
Location
Manchester, New Hampshire
Year Founded
2017
Data as of Publication on May 13, 2019
Company Description

Impact New Hampshire has two goals: to support women-led companies via its investments, and to train women in New England to become investors. Based in Merrimack, New Hampshire, the fund prefers to invest in its home state, but will consider any northern New England state. Checks range between $25,000 and $75,000, and the fund is flexible with types of financing: equity, royalty, debt, or a combination. The fund's portfolio companies include Unruly Studios, which combines STEM education with physical activity, and homeopathic remedy Cold Bee Gone.

Intel Capital Diversity Fund

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How the 2019 The Fundery Companies Were Selected

The Fundery includes venture capital funds that take equity stakes in women entrepreneurs or women-led companies as the execution of all or part of their investment theses. It does not include angel networks (unless they also run a venture capital fund) nor does it include special purpose vehicles.

Data as of Publication on May 13, 2019
Location
Santa Clara, California
Year Founded
2015
Data as of Publication on May 13, 2019
Company Description

At $125 million, Intel's was the largest diversity fund in the U.S. when it launched in 2015. The fund invested broadly in what it calls "underrepresented tech entrepreneurs"--women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ entrepreneurs, and veterans--and was fully invested in just two and a half years. Intel continues to seek out underrepresented tech entrepreneurs, but now invests in them off its own balance sheet.  Its investments include Brit + Co, Venafi, and Vidcode.