We are currently investing out of our $40mm Fund I.

Investment Criteria

Everything you need to know about our investment criteria is outlined below.

Our Five Pillars

  1. 01

    We invest in founders from all backgrounds, genders and walks of life

  2. 02

    Not only do we aim to invest, but also seek to develop an ecosystem of diverse founders, investors and companies

  3. 03

    We believe good investments are often simple solutions to difficult problems

  4. 04

    We are industry agnostic because we believe the majority of early stage companies have similar development areas

  5. 05

    We strive to provide the most value-add per invested dollar by leveraging our various backgrounds and network

Our Criteria

We are currently investing out of our $40mm Fund I. We make investments of $500k-$1mm in US Seed and Series A rounds.

  1. 01

    High quality, resilient management team with at least one full-time founder

  2. 02

    Post product market fit

  3. 03

    Disruptive business model solving an important problem

  4. 04

    Large market size ($1B+) with positive demand drivers

  5. 05

    Attractive valuation in priced or capped Seed or Series A Round (5-10% ownership target)

  6. 06

    Ability for HCP to provide strong added value

  7. 07

    Investment realization horizon of 4 to 7 years

Meet our criteria?

Does your company meet our criteria?

  1. If your company meets these criteria, then please send your deck and the following five items to kelly@harlem.capital, gabby@harlem.capital OR deals@harlem.capital.  Please allow us at least two weeks to get you our thoughts. You can find more details on what we look for in investments here. Please note, we generally do not invest in Cannabis, Biotech, Hardware, Crypto or capital intensive businesses. We also do not invest in projects (plays, music, etc.) or provide small business loans.

  2. In your email please include the following:

    ▪ Total raise amount
    ▪ Remaining amount of the raise
    ▪ Estimated timing to close
    ▪ Pre-money valuation if set
    ▪ Revenue:  2019, 2020 YTD and latest month
    ▪ State and city you are headquartered in

Pitch Deck Primer

At Harlem Capital, hundreds of pitch decks have come across our desks. We want to help you put your best foot forward.

The downloaded document describes each essential part of a great deck and provides insight on how you can best tell the story of your venture.

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