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Donnel Baird, Founder & CEO of Blocpower is a 2021 Columbia University Entrepreneur of the Year

Donnel Baird, Founder & CEO of Blocpower is a 2021 Columbia University Entrepreneur of the Year

We are celebrating the Founder & CEO of Blocpower, Donnel Baird, on receiving the much-deserved award.

CNote among mission-driven financial institutions to receive PayPals deposit of $135MM

CNote among mission-driven financial institutions to receive PayPals deposit of $135MM

CNote among the mission-driven financial institutions and management funds to receive PayPal’s deposit of $135 million of its capital to fight barriers to economic equity.

CNote featured in a Forbes piece about community investing

CNote featured in a Forbes piece about community investing

The story behind CNote’s Promise Account and what sparked the desire to build the infrastructure and technology to enable community investing.

Andie Swim among the top 8 innovative swimwear brands featured by Fast Company

Andie Swim among the top 8 innovative swimwear brands featured by Fast Company

These 8 innovative swimwear brands will keep you looking (and feeling) great all summer.

How And Why To Lean Into Your Strengths As A Diverse Leader

How And Why To Lean Into Your Strengths As A Diverse Leader

H/L’s Venture Partner Tanya Perkins was interviewed by Forbes.

Holler’s Series B in the Wall Street Journal Venture Capital Newsletter

Holler’s Series B in the Wall Street Journal Venture Capital Newsletter

The announcement of the financing round, as well as the news of CityRock Ventures co-leading the round alongside New General Market Partners, was featured in the “New Money” section of the WSJ Venture Capital newsletter.

Holler raises $36M Series B, co-led by CityRock Ventures

Holler raises $36M Series B, co-led by CityRock Ventures

Holler, described by founder and CEO Travis Montaque as “a conversational media company,” just announced that it has raised $36 million in Series B funding.

Block by block, Donnel Baird of Blocpower aims to fight injustice and save the planet

Block by block, Donnel Baird of Blocpower aims to fight injustice and save the planet

Solar panels and clean heat shouldn’t be limited to the wealthy, says Donnel Baird, who’s bringing green power to low-income neighborhoods.

Sealed among Fast Company’s 10 most innovative energy companies of 2021

Sealed among Fast Company’s 10 most innovative energy companies of 2021

Whether delivering electricity to remote communities or providing road maps to guide cities toward achieving carbon neutrality, these 10 companies are creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing energy challenges.

Crain’s ranks H/L as one of the most active VC firms in NYC for the second year in a row

Crain’s ranks H/L as one of the most active VC firms in NYC for the second year in a row

Thank you Crain's New York Business – we are honored to be listed as one of the most active VC firms in NYC for the second year in a row and after a most challenging year in the history of our City and country.

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

The month of June brought record-breaking temperatures in the Pacific Northwest and parts of Canada. What caused it? Experts point to #carbonemission and #greenhousegasses from humans as a potential cause of the excessive heatwave. #climatechange https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2021/06/27/5-things-to-know-about-record-shattering-heat-in-the-northwest-us/

Almost a year after the pandemic, #smallbusinesses are continuing to find innovative ways to market their products or services. Here's how one NYC restaurant has managed to adapt to the post-covid world by providing remote office spaces. #innovation https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/29/nycs-kindred-bets-on-remote-work-with-table-rentals-for-customers.html

The Small Business Administration provides services most business owners aren't even aware they had access to. With a new administrator on board, the SBA plans to seek out new clients and companies and gain more awareness. #smallbusiness https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jun/20/small-business-administration-isabella-guzman