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April Dominguez (Handsome), Bin Chen and Marlene Garayzar (Stori), Ian Lee (Syndicate)

Hi all! I’m keeping it short today because I am on vacation and encourage you to take some time off too. Why? Taking time off will help avoid burnout and improve health and productivity. In fact, the American Psychological Association shows that post-vacationers, benefit from:

  • 81% a more positive mood

  • 81% an energy boost

  • 73% increased productivity

  • 71% being more motivated

  • 70% reducing stress

  • 70% improved quality of work

✨ Lolita Taub
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Congrats

Marlene Garayzar and Bin Chen raised $50M for Stori and reached unicorn status. April Dominguez and the Handsome (port co) team raised $100k from Google for Startups Latino fund. Monique Villa was named Chief Investment Officer at Launch Tennessee. Ian Lee and the Syndicate (port co) team partnered with Polygon. Antonia Rojas Eing, Paula Enei, Magdalena Guzmán A, and Evelyn Von Bischhoffshausen were named the top 4 Chilean women in VC.


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Funders

Lolita Taub | VCs interested in LATAM: be sure to check out the latest LATAM startup guide—Colombia!

Endeavor Global | VCs interested in LATAM: learn more about where LATAM startups expand to when they start to grow

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

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


Sponsored | Ready to accelerate your business to the next level in retail? Get connected to the Target Accelerators team whose mission is to engage founders who are looking to grow into mass retail through unmatched mentorship, comprehensive coursework, and collaborative cohorts.


Founders

Pitchbook | Founders: learn more about liquidation participation term trends

Pitchbook | Founders: discover a new metric VCs are focusing on

Asking for a founder | Founders looking for a good book: check out these essential reading recs from people in our community

LaaS | Underrepresented founders: get resources made for you


Sponsored | At Ember, we help product-led brands become community-led by activating your top customers to become a community of advocates for the brand. Because community-led growth can't wait.


Money

500LATAM | LATAM founders: apply for accelerator and investment of $60k by 7/31

TechCrunch | Founders: apply for $100k in prize money by 7/31

Hello Alice | Women founders: apply for accelerator and grants up to $50k by 8/5

Fearless Fund | Black female founders: apply for $10-$20k in grants

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

Hillfarrance VC | Head of Platform (Auckland, New Zealand)

Ganas Ventures | PT Associate (Remote, US)

Ganas Ventures | PT Community Manager (Remote, US)

💥 See all open roles and post yours here.


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