💰 Issue 2. $1M+ in 22 investments, new job board, why community is king, resources for founders, exciting upcoming events
A monthly newsletter for community-driven founders, funders, and friends.
Welcome to The Community Fund’s Newsletter. The Community Fund is an early-stage fund that invests in community-driven companies. To learn more about TCF, visit our site here.
Happy Sunday! What have you been up to? We celebrated our 1/2 birthday on April 5th and, since October, deployed $1.1M into 22 investments. The team can’t wait to share more with our community but we have to be patient and wait for our founders to make their public fundraise announcements.
🎉 For now, we have a 1/2 birthday surprise for the community-driven community: we launched a Community Fund job board on Pallet! Woo! And no, it’s not an ordinary and boring job board. Here’s why: it’s community-driven and the Community Fund job board allows…
job seekers looking for community-driven company roles to find the best jobs at community-driven companies
community-driven companies with openings to access an amazing talent pool that’s also passionate about community
Anywho, this month we’re also celebrating Ramadan, Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, and Mental Health Awareness month. As part of all that, we’re getting our moms’ gifts at Brandefy, Golde, and Famosos. And, since it’s Mental Health Awareness month, we’re planning on some Ayana therapy and Dame-facilitated self-care.
Disclaimer: Ayana, Brandefy, Famosos and Golde are TCF portfolio companies. Yes, we love our portfolio companies - as investors and consumers!
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Portfolio Company: In support of Mental Health Awareness Month, Ayana is proud to announce the launch of its therapy services for individuals at $60/session.
Cheryl Campos 🇺🇸🇵🇪 @modelvcOne year, 140 Venture Partners, a whole new VC world later 🙌🏽 Check out our first annual report + VP5s, and join us (we’re nice people 🥰) @HeatherBuffo https://t.co/rI7VSrLsDA
Private Capital Journal | data buffs: read about how Hassan Bhatti sold his company to Snowflake
Forbes | marketing enthusiasts: Elias Torres co-created Drift for you and has raised over $100M for it
Business Insider | barbershop patrons: Songe Laron and Dave Salvant raised $59M this year for Squire, a platform that handles bookings and sales for barbershops
500 Startups | underestimated community: take note of Lolita Taub’s tips on how to break into venture capital, forge relationships with LPs and build diverse founder pipelines.
Republic | investors: get Cheryl Campos’s annual report on building an equity crowdfunding venture partner community
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Portfolio Company: Get a group who gets it and join the next cohort of Becoming an Effective Manager Quest with The Grand. Apply by May 19th as an individual or if you're a company interested in offering this to your teams email email@example.com.
Crunchbase | Read Chip Hazard’s post on how to address the diversity gap in VC
Medium | Check-out Jeff Bussgang’s 2021 The Rocket Ship Startup List
Techcrunch | Get to know Anna Palmer, Flybridges’s first female GP
Healthy Roots is looking for a Social Media Manager, Operations Manager, Digital Supply Chain Specialist, Ecommerce Operations, and Curlfriend Support
Dame is hiring a Social Media Coordinator and Chief Operating Officer
Handsome is recruiting for a Head of Engineering, Product Designer, and a Community Manager
Elphinstone is looking to employ a Lead Software Engineer
Zette is looking to hire a Head of Partnerships, Founding Lead Engineer, Product Designer, Summer Growth Strategist
5/11-13 | Community Club Summit: The virtual event for builders and leaders in community-led companies.
7/14-15 | Bridge Conference: The bridge conference is an invite-only day event that connects limited partners to emerging high-growth women-led technology venture capital funds.
9/21-23 | Techcrunch Disrupt: A conference focused on founders and investors shaping the future of disruptive technology and ideas and startup experts providing insights to entrepreneurs
Lolita Taub | Take advantage of this 400+ Community-Driven Founder Resources Guide
Olle Pridiuksson | Turn your audience into a community
Mac Reddin | Find out what community-market fit means
Lisa Xu | Read about the rise of the community department
Carrie Melissa Jones | Know the 6 myths of online community
TCF x Commnuity Club | Join our community-driven investor Slack community
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