Dear Harlem Capital Family,
We are pleased to announce Harlem Capital’s 2018 Summer Intern Cohort.
This intern class consists of a wide-array of cultural and professional backgrounds, from Senior Advisor at the Obama Administration, to fund analysts, to marketing professionals. HCP’s core-mission continues to attract bright talent on our road to funding 1,000 diverse founders.
This past Spring, we hosted our first ever class of interns, which helped us refine internally what it means to work at a diversity-focused, early stage venture firm. We were fortunate to have had such bright minds help us further our mission.
As we continue to scale, it is as critical a time as ever for us to consolidate strengths, resources, and networks as a team.
For this intern cohort, selected applicants were chosen from a pool of over 140 applications, 32% of which were women, 21% non black and latino, 20% with Master degrees and entries from 20 states and 4 countries; indicating that there is talent of all genders, ages and geographies interested in our mission.
Ultimately, a total of 6 new interns were chosen as a result of the process. Please join us in welcoming them.
Afiya Bediako is a recent graduate of the NYU Stern School of Business where she completed her MBA specializing in Strategy and Global Business. Most recently, Afiya worked as an MBA intern at Tesla focusing on Program Management for various quote-to-cash initiatives. While at Stern, she served as the Co-President of the Association of Hispanic and Black Business Students as well as a Vice President of Hospitality and Spirits for Stern’s Luxury Retail Club.
Brandon Hoffman has worked in financial services for over 10 years, starting as a bank teller in Los Angeles, where he worked his way to wealth management before moving to NYC for investment banking. His experience on Wall Street has primarily been across the Tech/Consumer sectors. He has been an Equity Research Sr. Associate at Morgan Stanley for the last two years, where he covers the Internet sector (online advertising and eCommerce) and has worked on four multi-billion dollar IPOs.
Raven Delk is a recent graduate of Vanderbilt University interested in data science for social good. As US South Regional Lead and a former Teen Advisor for the Girl Up Campaign, a UN Foundation organization, Raven has led bipartisan advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, overseen the operations 100+ grassroots organizations, and traveled to Namibia to work on the ground with the US Department of State and corporate partners in STEM education for African women and girls. She has been awarded for her work at the intersection of social impact and technology by the Nichols Humanitarian Award and the TAVTech Big Data Fellowship.
Nathan Segal served through January 2017 in the Obama White House as a presidential appointee of the Executive Office of the President, working as a Senior Advisor across the National Economic Council and the Office of Science and Technology Policy. In this role, he advised the Obama Administration on the interplay between economics, investing, entrepreneurship, innovation, technology, and finance.
Blake West is an Investment Banking Senior Analyst at Citigroup, where he focuses on the healthcare industry, advising companies on debt, equity, and merger transactions. Prior to Citi, Blake received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Howard University, graduating in 2016.
Samantha began her career on Wall Street at Bloomberg as an Analyst on the Portfolio Management team. After a short stint interning for a venture capital firm out in Boulder, she has returned back to New York City to join Harlem Capital Partners as an intern for the summer of 2018.
The Harlem Capital Team