✈️ Headed to LATAM, multiple jobs, 130+ blockchain cos & investors, 400+ founders resources, $90K in funding & more

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Did you know that while 40% of US tech workers have already left their jobs or plan to quit by 2022, the number of Americans holding multiple jobs (4.4%) is growing? There’s even an overemployed community for those holding various remote jobs. Why take on multiple jobs? Some overemployed members say it’s about working towards financial freedom, while others say it’s about taking back control over “how life and work ought to be.” 

One job. Multiple jobs. No jobs. There is no “right” or “wrong” way of “how life and work ought to be.” There’s just what you choose for your life. And - for the Robert Frost fans out there - the reality is that we’re all walking the road less traveled. So, let’s own it. What’s yours going to be?

I’ll be sticking with my day job, stepping away from TCF, and making space for new awesome adventures (no one guessed right 😂). I’m excited to be a stealth-mode VC for now (Lightspeed Scout 👋), continue supporting our community (LaaS 💙), and live out my next chapter with Josh in LATAM (deets here ✈️)!

Haz lo que quieras
✨ Lolita Taub
twitter | lu.ma | recently featured in Yahoo!Finance, Crunchbase, and Business Insider.


Congrats

Mac Reddin and Commsor (portfolio company) acquired Port. Feras Jalbout and Baraka (portfolio company & cover) surpassed 5,000 downloads and built a waitlist of over 10,000 users. Leyla Seka (cover) joined Ironclad Inc as their new COO. Evgenia Plotnikova joined Dawn Capital as a Partner. Katherine Boyle made General Partner at a16z.


SPONSORED: Spending more time scheduling & fielding emails than talking to your customers, strategizing, or resting? @HireRunner by @ArlanWasHere! Fractional/temp-to-hire operations & HR talent for inclusive startups. Startups: Hire by the day, week, or project. Runners: Curate your career.


Funders

Lo Toney (cover) | Emerging fund managers: learn about Plexo Capital’s GPx program and fund manager resources 

Lolita Taub | Blockchain funders: get this spreadsheet of 130+ women-led blockchain companies and investors

Startup-Investor Matching Tool | VCs: meet thesis-aligned underrepresented founders

GP-LP Matching Tool | LPs: get thesis-aligned intros to underrepresented GPs


SPONSORED: Hey, founders. Are you looking for a simple CRM to manage your business? Check out Bigin by Zoho CRM. Best part? Bigin is priced for everyday entrepreneurs at $7/month, and now you can get it at 50% off when you sign up here.


Founders

Mariam Hakobyan (cover) x me | Community-driven founders: access a database of 400+ founder resources

Asking for a founder | Pre-revenue founders: find investors and funds that focus on pre-revenue startups

Unusual Ventures | Product-led growth founders: learn the basics of a product-led growth strategy

LaaS | Underrepresented founders: get resources made for you


SPONSORED: Have a startup idea but don’t know where to begin? The Science Center’s free OnRamp accelerator is designed for entrepreneurs with an idea and the drive but without startup experience. Apply by 10/8!


Money

Ventura County Familia x Samsung Next | Latinx founders: apply for a pitch competition with a $25K prize

Slauson & Co x Grid110 | Underestimated founders: apply for a 12-wk accelerator and $20K grant by 10/8

LinkedIn | Creator founders: apply for a 10-wk accelerator program and $15K grant by 10/12

Hello Alice x NAACP | New England Black founders: apply for $25k in small business grants

SXSW | Founders: apply to pitch at the 14th annual SXSW Pitch by 11/11

SoGal Foundation | Black female founders: apply for $5-$10K in grants

1863 Ventures | Black founders: apply to get a 3Rs $5K grant

Non-dilutive capital | Create a profile to find non-dilutive capital

Equity Crowdfunding | Raise up to $5 million

Startup-Investor Matching Tool | Founders: get intros to investors


Jobs

Silicon Valley Bank | Portfolio Management Associate - Startup Banking (Boston, MA)

Accion Venture Lab | Investment Officer (Remote, Global)

Dreamers & Doers | Head of Community & Events (Remote, US)

💥 See all open roles and post yours here.


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