Harlem Capital is excited to welcome Gabby Cazeau to its investment team. As a Senior Associate, Gabby will be spending her time sourcing and evaluating new investments, working with portfolio companies, and getting involved in the NYC venture ecosystem.
The HCP team first met Gabby when she started working at the firm in Spring 2018 as an Intern in our first cohort for 10 weeks. After completing the internship, she returned as a Venture Fellow in Winter 2018 for 5 months. Gabby explains, “I was drawn to Harlem Capital for the mission of changing the face of entrepreneurship. As an engineer, I love to build and want to use my skills to support diverse founders as they build and scale their companies. Everyone at Harlem Capital, from the Interns, Fellows, and Partners, is incredibly passionate, talented, and driven and I’ve learned a great deal from them over the last year. I’m thrilled to join as a Senior Associate to continue investing in underrepresented and women founders.”
During her time at HCP Gabby has closed two investments with HCP. “We have had the chance to get to know Gabby over the past 1.5 years and it has been incredible to see her growth from an Intern to a Fellow to a Senior Associate. It makes me happy to hire someone from our first intern class and particularly Gabby, because she truly embodies HCP in every way,” said Henri Pierre-Jacques, Managing Partner.
“I knew Gabby was special since her first phone interview with Harlem Capital, and I have been continuously impressed by her curiosity, enthusiasm, and work ethic. A member of our first intern class, Gabby has set the standard very high and demonstrated the type of talent VC firms miss out on when the door isn’t open to women and minorities. With her engineering background and differentiated work experience, Gabby brings a unique perspective to Harlem Capital and will help us take the firm to the next level,” said Jarrid Tingle, Managing Partner.
Gabby Cazeau Bio:
Gabby Cazeau is an engineer turned investor who brings a unique perspective to the Harlem Capital team. She has developed a keen eye for identifying compelling products and possesses the skills to help founders scale and grow at the early stages of product development. In summer 2019, Gabby worked at Microsoft as a Program Manager Intern on the Mixed Reality team building business applications for the HoloLens and mobile devices. During her internship she developed go-to-market strategies for new enterprise products in the mixed reality category. As an MBA Candidate at Yale, Gabby has served as an Innovation Advisor at TSAI City, Yale’s startup incubator and accelerator. There, she guided early stage startups through the process of building and expanding their venture. Prior to Yale, she worked in R&D and Innovation at General Mills where she created new products for iconic brands like Cheerios, Nature Valley, Epic, and FiberOne. Her work at General Mills encompassed the full lifecycle of product development including early stage customer engagement, product testing and validation, and manufacturing scale execution.
Gabby is a second-year MBA candidate at the Yale School of Management and will graduate in May 2020. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis where she was a John B. Ervin Scholar. In her free time she is an avid reader and enjoys salsa dancing, especially finding a good dance spot while traveling to a new city.