March 31, 2020
Launch NY March 2020 Newsletter
Launch NY Marks Women’s History Month with 3 New Investments in Women-Led Businesses
We’ve all heard what’s not happening because of the corona virus epidemic, but there is much more to report, especially about our companies, during this time of need. Timed perfectly for Women’s History Month, Launch NY announced its latest investments from both its nonprofit and for profit seed fund in three female-founded startup companies who are already making a difference in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace, Walkabout Workplace, CaHill, and Agapé, growing Launch NY’s nonprofit seed fund to 54 companies (27% women-led) and for profit LP Fund to 27 companies (37% women-led). Launch NY’s portfolio of amazing female founder companies includes 3D-Usher, AccuTheranostics, Re-Nuble, Antithesis, Continual Care Solutions, Eat Me Ice Cream, Ecolectro ,Graspie, Heat Inverse, Olive Ridley Paints, Patient Pattern, Rachel’s Remedy, and The Perfect Granola.
Launch NY and Our Companies are Open for Business
At Launch NY, we are dedicated to providing the resources startup companies need to continue business during this uncertain time. We have created a resource page with the latest information and articles to help small business get the support they need to keep offering innovative solutions.
#InvestLocal Investor Network Webinar Series
Next Session: Thursday, April 2nd at 12:00pm
Today more than ever, our community needs investors to support startups providing some of the most powerful new products and services addressing challenges and needs in the market, while boosting our economy. Want to start on the path to investing locally in company’s of your choice from the convenience of your laptop or smartphone? Join Launch NY’s Investor Network during our no cost, no obligation pilot. To learn more about the investment opportunities, sign up free for one of our convenient 30 minute webinar series for accredited investors.
#LaunchHour TwitterChat Tips
#LaunchHour TwitterChats are monthly virtual chats featuring important topics for startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and ecosystem stakeholders
Women’s History Month: Women Entrepreneurs in High Growth Business
What unique challenges have you faced as a female founder?
@perfectgranola: We face challenges everyday, but most are around funding. It is so hard to raise adequate funding to compete in the marketplace with a CPG brand in the food industry – especially when it’s a mission first company.
With the current global health crisis occurring, how is it impacting your business, and how are you responding to it?
@walkaboutco: We are responding to new demand from companies and schools who want to build virtual offices so people can work and connect remotely. We created an assembly line of people (friends and family who are laid off, college kids at home) to help us meet the demand.
Join us for our next #LaunchHour TwitterChat on April 15, 2020.
Meet the Launch NY Team: Elisa Miller-Out
Elisa Miller-Out is an experienced tech entrepreneur, investor, board director, and community builder. She’s currently managing partner of Chloe Capital, a seed stage venture capital investment fund focused on women-led tech companies. She’s also co-founder of PollQ, a chatbot polling tool for higher ed, and serves on the board of Women 2.0, the leading media brand for women in tech. She brings a wealth of experience in growing a company from concept to scale up based on her successful acquisition deal with a division of Singlebrook, a custom software services firm that she co-founded and led as CEO for over 10 years.