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Venture Pop-up Tour to Invest in Women: Next Stop, New Orleans, LA – February 6, 2020

Chloe Capital and ECMC Foundation unite to invest up to $250,000 in women-led companies as part of a National Tour to #InvestInWomen. Entrepreneurs who are transforming their local communities with solutions to advance Education Innovation, College Success, Career Readiness and Workforce Transformation

Venture Pop-up Tour to Invest in Women: Next Stop, New Orleans, LA – February 6, 20202019-11-16T22:48:56+00:00

Understand that “Transparency and strong ethics are core values that will serve leaders well in the long term” with Elisa Miller-Out of Chloe Capital

Elisa is Managing Partner at Chloe Capital, a seed stage venture capital firm investing in women-led innovation companies. Elisa has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Forbes and other publications, and she speaks about technology and entrepreneurship at events across the country. Elisa graduated Summa Cum Laude from Barnard College of Columbia University.

Understand that “Transparency and strong ethics are core values that will serve leaders well in the long term” with Elisa Miller-Out of Chloe Capital2019-11-16T22:44:09+00:00

Women Who Mean Business

More than 400 business leaders gathered Friday afternoon to hear advice on growing their careers, mentoring others and finding their own definitions of success from six standout leaders in the Albany area business community.

Women Who Mean Business2019-11-16T22:40:15+00:00

Diverse Cultural Celebrations Are A Huge Market Opportunity

Mi Padrino was down to the last $6,000 in the bank. Marta Michelle Colon, cofounder of Access Latina, CEO at Buena Gente, and a member of Chloe Capital’s inaugural Women’s Investors Accelerator advisory board referred Gamez to its competition.

Diverse Cultural Celebrations Are A Huge Market Opportunity2019-11-16T22:19:19+00:00

HBO Star Headlines Los Angeles Event for Women Entrepreneurs

Two Female Founders Receive Investments from 

Chloe Capital and ECMC Foundation; 

Actress Suzanne Cryer Joins Movement to Invest In Women

LOS ANGELES, CA October 30, 2019

For Immediate Release

Los Angeles (November 6, 2019) — “The needles barely budge but it’s getting better, firms like Chloe Capital are changing things,” said Suzanne Cryer, Actress, HBO Silicon Valley. “But we do need to think about where we are, why we are here, how can we change and where we want to be?” HBO star Suzanne Cryer is paving the way forward as she conveys a passionate message of how women are positively disruptive. Suzanne surrenders her emotional intelligence as Laurie Bream, playing a venture capitalist in HBO’s Silicon Valley.

Five women entrepreneurs left an impact at The GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE, in Los Angeles, CA, October 30, 2019. ECMC Foundation, a national foundation working to improve postsecondary outcomes, and Chloe Capital, a new breed of venture capitalist banded together to fund female founders nationally. In LA, women entrepreneurs pitched live for up to $250,000 during the first in a trilogy to #InvestInWomen: Future of Work & Education. 

“Congratulations to all of the finalist who pitched on stage for their leadership in education and workforce transformation,” said Jessica Haselton, Director of Education Innovation Ventures, ECMC Foundation. “We are excited to announce an investment opportunity in InScribe, led by Katy Kappler and Ana Hernandez, who are creating online communities for learners to access resources, get questions answered and share knowledge with one another. We are proud to be partnering with InScribe on this important effort.”

“Los Angeles experienced the presence of the Movement to #InvestinWomen at The GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE. Congratulations to NODE Eco for receiving an investment from Chloe Capital! Co-founder/CEO, Bec Chapin, and her team are building sustainable homes fast. Delivering beautiful homes with a guaranteed price, while activating a new workforce.” said Kathryn Cartini, Partner, Chloe Capital. “We enjoyed an evening with great LA community supporters, amazing speaker firesides, and a fantastic keynote featuring Suzanne Cryer, an actress on HBO’s Silicon Valley.”

Nationally, we are leading a Movement to decrease the gender gap in entrepreneurship for women entrepreneurs. During this eventful time, ECMC Foundation, Chloe Capital, and event sponsors: Michelson 20MM Foundation, Employment Technology Fund (ETF@JFFLabs), and LearnLaunch lead the Movement forward by investing in women. Including LA investors panel: Amon Anderson, Director, Acumen America; Isabelle Hau, Partner, Omidyar Network; Shauntel Garvey, Co-founder, Reach Capital; Jordan Wahbeh, Partner, Bay Angels, and Diana Ingram, Board Member, ECMC Foundation, strengthen the culture to #InvestInWomen.

“It’s a wrap in LA; next stop New Orleans! The finalists delivered stellar pitches and will continue to have access to our community. This collaboration with ECMC Foundation is fundamental at a time where only 2% of all venture capital investment goes to women-led ventures,” added Elisa Miller-Out, Managing Partner, Chloe Capital. “Congratulations Bec Chapin, Katy Kappler and Ana Hernandez, welcome to the ECMC Foundation and Chloe family!”

Chloe Capital will continue to drive business to the finalist by tapping into its national network of 10,000 founders, investors and community leaders. Leading companies, including HubSpot for Startups, Google for Startups, TriNet, Cooley LLP, Astia Angels, Dawnbreaker, Lady Engineer, Mackenzie Hughes, Lakelet Strategy, Next Wave Impact, Peacock Media, Singlebrook, Social Venture Circle, SUNY RF, and Women2.0 are already paying it forward to support female founders.

Learn more at ChloeCapital.com/funding. This program is part of our National Tour to connect women entrepreneurs to capital through PopUp experiences to gain visibility and connections to top-tier investors. Apply for an investment opportunity. Companies do not need to be located in New Orleans, LA or Charlotte, NC to apply, pitch or receive funding. Media and community members are also invited to attend the show.

Deadlines for applications: 

New Orleans, LA: November 1, 2019

Charlotte, NC: February 7, 2020

RSVP to the shows: 

New Orleans, LAFebruary 6, 2020 > InvestInWomen-NOLA.eventbrite.com

Charlotte, NCMay 19, 2020 > InvestInWomen-CLT.eventbrite.com 

 

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Contact: 

Kathryn Cartini
Chloe Capital
kathryn@chloecapital.com
(978) 225-3288

About ECMC Foundation___________

ECMC Foundation is a Los Angeles-based, nationally focused foundation whose mission is to inspire and facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation. It is one of several affiliates under the ECMC Group enterprise based in Minneapolis. ECMC Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: College Success and Career Readiness; and uses a spectrum of funding structures, including strategic grantmaking and program-related investments, to invest in both nonprofit and for-profit ventures. Working with grantees, partners and peers, ECMC Foundation’s vision is for all learners to unlock their fullest potential. ECMCFoundation.org

About Chloe Capital_______________

In 2017, Chloe Capital set out on a National Tour to #InvestInWomen. Today, the New York-based VC firm is being recognized as a Movement that empowers approximately 10,000 supporters, investors and women-led innovation companies. ChloeCapital.com

HBO Star Headlines Los Angeles Event for Women Entrepreneurs2019-11-06T18:34:26+00:00

Calling Women-led Edtech Companies Seeking Investments

National Tour to Invest in Women:

Next Stops, New Orleans & Charlotte!

 

For Immediate Release

New York, NY, October, 22, 2019 Calling all women-led companies. Apply to pitch your venture for funding in New Orleans, LA and Charlotte, NC during Invest In Women: Future of Work & Education! Chloe Capital and ECMC Foundation have united to invest up to $250,000 at each event in women-led companies. Founders will also gain visibility and connections to top-tier investors. This initiative is as part of a National Tour to #InvestInWomen. 

Entrepreneurs who are transforming their local communities with solutions to advance Education Innovation, College Success, Career Readiness and Workforce Transformation can apply at ChloeCapital.com/funding

Deadlines for applications: 

New Orleans, LA: November 1, 2019

Charlotte, NC: February 7, 2020

Los Angeles-based ECMC Foundation launched Education Innovation Ventures to invest in companies with a mission to improve educational outcomes and economic mobility among students from underserved backgrounds.

“Our goal at ECMC Foundation is to support innovation in education and invest in scalable solutions that improve outcomes for underserved learners,” said Jessica Haselton, Director of Education Innovation Ventures, ECMC Foundation. “Thanks to our partnership with Chloe Capital, we are able to identify and invest in more women-led ventures focused on expanding educational opportunity and economic mobility.”

“As a New Orleans native, I’m excited about bringing our tour home to fund female founders in collaboration with ECMC Foundation,” said Elisa Miller-Out, Partner, Chloe Capital. “We have set out to find the next up and coming women-led companies that are making an impact in their communities.”

“Chloe Capital and ECMC Foundation will also host a pitch event for women entrepreneurs in Charlotte, NC,” added Kathryn Cartini, Partner, Chloe Capital. “I spent many years working and living the Queen City. I’m looking forward to seeing how the venture community has grown.” 

We’re excited to move the needle by shining a light on as many female founders as possible. Women-led companies do not need to be located in New Orleans, LA or Charlotte, NC to apply, pitch or receive funding. We hope you’ll join us in spreading the news about these funding opportunities. Media and community members are also invited to attend the show.

APPLY to the shows: 

New Orleans, LANovember 1, 2019 > InvestInWomen-NOLA.eventbrite.com

Charlotte, NCFebruary 7, 2020 > InvestInWomen-CLT.eventbrite.com 

Learn more at ChloeCapital.com/funding. Companies do not need to be located in New Orleans, LA or Charlotte, NC to apply, pitch or receive funding. Media and community members are also invited to attend the show.

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Contact:
Kathryn Cartini
Chloe Capital
kathryn@chloecapital.com
(978) 225-3288

About ECMC Foundation___________
ECMC Foundation is a Los Angeles-based, nationally focused foundation whose mission is to inspire and facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation. It is one of several affiliates under the ECMC Group enterprise based in Minneapolis. ECMC Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: College Success and Career Readiness; and uses a spectrum of funding structures, including strategic grantmaking and program-related investments, to invest in both nonprofit and for-profit ventures. Working with grantees, partners and peers, ECMC Foundation’s vision is for all learners to unlock their fullest potential. ECMCFoundation.org

About Chloe Capital_______________
In 2017, Chloe Capital set out on a National Tour to #InvestInWomen. Today, the New York-based VC firm is being recognized as a Movement that empowers approximately 10,000 supporters, investors and women-led innovation companies. ChloeCapital.com

 

 

Calling Women-led Edtech Companies Seeking Investments2019-11-04T03:52:20+00:00

Five Finalists Pitching for $250,000 in LA

 Invest In Women: Future of Work & Education

LOS ANGELES, CA – October 30, 2019

 

For Immediate Release

Los Angeles (October 30, 2019 ) —First stop, Los Angeles on October 30, 2019, five female founders will light the stage up with their energy as they pitch to win up to $250,000. Witness the Movement in action as we have partnered with ECMC Foundation to fund women-led companies. The time is here to Invest In Women: Future of Work & Education.

These new funding opportunities are part of a National Tour for women-led innovation companies, which comes at a time when female founders receive less than 5 percent of all venture capital. 

“We are very excited to be partnering with Chloe Capital to invest in women entrepreneurs,” said Jessica Haselton, director of program-related investments, ECMC Foundation. “The timing couldn’t be more relevant – the gap in funding is felt most acutely at the early stages of a company’s life cycle. We believe our catalytic investments will help expand market and financing opportunities for women entrepreneurs, and lead to increased representation in the education and workforce sectors.”

Here are the female founders selected to participate in this unique experience :

Stella Ashaolu Founder WeSolv

Stella Ashaolu

Founder / CEO, WeSolv WeSolv.com

Chicago, Illinois

WeSolv reduces hiring bias and helps connect companies to more diverse candidates. The platform allows candidates to showcase their skills. Competency is assessed through performance data from real projects.

 

 

 

 

Bec Chapin Founder NODE Eco

Bec Chapin

Co-Founder / CEO, NODE Eco Node.eco

Seattle, Washington 

NODE Eco builds sustainable homes fast. Delivering beautiful homes with a guaranteed price, while activating a new workforce.

 

 

 

 

                         
Katherine Kappler Founder InScribe

Katherine (Katy) Kappler

Co-Founder / CEO, InScribe InScribe.com

Denver, Colorado 

InScribe leverages the power of community + artificial intelligence to connect students to resources, answers and individuals they need to succeed. The platform provides on boarding assistance, curriculum support and career counseling.

 

 

 

Jessica Rothenberg-Aalami Founder Cell-EdJessica Rothenberg-Aalami

Founder / CEO, Cell-Ed Cell-Ed.com

San Francisco, California 

Cell-Ed offers a customized messaging platform for education providers and employers. 50+ customers are currently using the mobile solution to reach, teach, and upskill adult learners, including NYS, LA Public Library, SEIU and Chili’s Restaurants.

 

 

 

 

Yulkendy Valdez Founder Forefront

Yulkendy Valdez

Co-Founder / CEO, Forefront Forefront.co

New York, New York

Forefront is a learning application for global and remote teams to train employees in intercultural literacy. Employees build better relationships with their peers and with customers around the world. Companies become more competitive and profitable. 

 

These five finalists are leading companies that are innovative across education, career readiness, and workforce transformation. We invite the community to take action in supporting women-led ventures, leading growth within their local communities.

Chloe Capital and ECMC Foundation will invest up to $250,000 in women-led companies in three cities.

The Movement to Invest In Women hits Los Angeles, CA October 30, 2019 as finalists will pitch their ideas to a panel of investors that are ready to invest in female founders. ECMC Foundation, Chloe Capital and Los Angeles event sponsors: Michelson 20MM Foundation, Employment Technology Fund, ETF@JFFLabs, LearnLaunch are joining forces to #InvestInWomen.

Next stop, to Invest In Women: Future of Work & Education is February 6, 2020 in New Orleans, LA.

The third stop in the National Tour wraps up on May 19, 2020 in Charlotte, NC.

RSVP to witness female founders as they pitch to win up to $250,000 to invest into their companies.

Chloe Capital has performed thorough due diligence on each company. Experts assisted with business, technology, finance, market and IP analysis, which will be used by Chloe Capital and ECMC Foundation to make investment decisions.

In addition to receiving funding from ECMC Foundation and Chloe Capital, founders will gain visibility and connections to top-tier investors. “We’ve seen firsthand what female founders accomplish when connected with capital and networks and we’re excited about this opportunity to make an impact and an outsized financial return” said Elisa Miller-Out, partner, Chloe Capital. 

Investor Panelists will provide feedback during the live pitch event.  All of these investors are committed to investing in women-led companies. As part of our Movement to Invest In Women, we’re leading the way by recruiting the best talent, performing due diligence, making an early investment and presenting the opportunity. Since November 2017, Chloe Capital has helped our portfolio companies raise an additional $7M. 

The investor panel represents active investors who are taking action towards Chloe Capital’s mission. Panelists include: Amon Anderson, Director, Acumen America; Isabelle Hau, Partner, Omidyar Network; Shauntel Garvey, Co-founder, Reach Capital; Jordan Wahbeh, Partner, Bay Angels; Diana Ingram, Board Member, ECMC Foundation.

As part of the Movement, Chloe Capital will drive business for these companies after the investment by tapping into its national network of 12,000 founders, investors and community leaders. Leading companies including HubSpot for Startups, Google for Startups, Ernst & Young, TriNet, and Cooley LLP are already paying it forward to support our female founders with professional services. 

Chloe Capital has launched their #InvestInWomen tour for women-led companies with creative innovations and ideas in Education Innovation, College Success, Career Readiness and Workforce Transformation. “We are a part of national movement with a mission to increase investment opportunities for female founders, we are taking action in decreasing the gender gap in entrepreneurship and empowering women leaders with each step we take,” said Kathryn Cartini, partner, Chloe Capital.

Female founders are encouraged to apply for funding at ChloeCapital.com/funding. Companies do not need to be located in Los Angeles, New Orleans or Charlotte to pitch or receive investments.

 

Media and community members are also invited to attend all shows. RSVP here:

InvestInWomen-LA.eventbrite.com

InvestInWomen-NOLA.eventbrite.com

InvestInWomen-CLT.eventbrite.com 

 

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Contact:
Kathryn Cartini
Chloe Capital
kathryn@chloecapital.com
(978) 225-3288

About ECMC Foundation___________

ECMC Foundation is a Los Angeles-based, nationally focused foundation whose mission is to inspire and facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation. It is one of several affiliates under the ECMC Group enterprise based in Minneapolis. ECMC Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: College Success and Career Readiness; and uses a spectrum of funding structures, including strategic grantmaking and program-related investments, to invest in both nonprofit and for-profit ventures. Working with grantees, partners and peers, ECMC Foundation’s vision is for all learners to unlock their fullest potential. ECMCFoundation.org

 

About Chloe Capital_______________

Chloe Capital is more than a VC firm – we’re a Movement. Despite recent progress, less than 5% of women-led companies receive venture capital in the U.S. Yet companies with women leaders statistically perform better and produce greater returns for investors. In partnership with foundations, universities and corporate innovators, Chloe Capital has set out on a national tour to #InvestInWomen. ChloeCapital.com

Five Finalists Pitching for $250,000 in LA2019-10-27T02:25:48+00:00