🔥 Issue 3. New investments, working groups, portfolio company rounds, jobs, resources, and more
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 and congratulations to investment partner Sonia Nagar and LP Anna Palmer on their new babies! The Community Fund (TCF) continues to see incredible community-driven companies. So much so that we’re in the process of investing in 4 additional startups 🎉🎉🎉🎉. Outside of investing, we’re working on making TCF year 2 even better through working groups led by Elias Torres (founders), Cheryl Campos (investment partners), and Melissa Moore (fund operations). Our goals with our working groups are 3-fold:
provide the best support to our portfolio founders that leads to their (and our) success
create the best investment partner program that leads to alpha-generating deal sourcing and investing
lead an efficient fund that moves fast and lives up to our community-driven ethos
👇🏽 Continue reading for portfolio company/investment partner/LP updates, community-driven company resources, jobs, and more! And enjoy your June!
ICYMI: TCF celebrated its 1/2 birthday last month with 22 portfolio companies; crossed 3.9K followers @thecommunityvc; and set up a job board for all community-driven companies.
Famosos @Forbes | celebrity fans: Andres Cohen raised $4.5M for Famosos’s seed round
Ceremonia @WWD | hair aficionados: Babba Rivera raised $2M for Ceremonia’s seed round
The Grand @Forbes | career coaching lovers: Rei Wang and Anita Hossain raised $2.4M for The Grand’s pre-seed round
West Tenth @Forbes | home-based business fam: Home businesses are poised to boom and Lyn Johnson and Sara Sparhawk, founders of West Tenth, are at the center of it
Marco @ProductHunt | experience hunters: Suman Siva and Nick Freeman, founders of Marco, launched on Product Hunt
Baraka @CNN | capitalists: Baraka’s founder, Feras Jalbout, talked to CNN about enabling and empowering the next generation of Middle East investors
Sugar @PlaceTech | home dwellers: Sugar’s founder, Fatima Dicko, was invited as an anchor founder to MetaProp's annual PropTech accelerator
Ayana Therapy @Afrotech | mental health seekers: Ayana Therapy’s founder, Eric Coly, talks about how he is taking a culturally relevant approach to therapy
💰 Want TCF to consider your startup for investment?
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Portfolio Co Feature
: If you are (or know) a woman running a business from home, list it on West Tenth (it's free to list!)
. PS West Tenth is growing into Phoenix.
Aaron Samuels @Blavity | Black founders: Aaron Samuels co-launched Blavity.org to support Black founders through grants, education and mentorship
Calanthia Mei @AlltheAngels | Angel community: Calanthia Mei gives her take on being an angel and her recent investment in Canopy
Cheryl Campos @PrimeTimeVC | VC fam: Cheryl Campos represented The Community Fund on PrimeTime VC
Lolita Taub @TheBridge | Emerging managers: Lolita Taub talked to VC-LP leaders about how first-time managers are an LP’s best bet
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Portfolio Co Feature:
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Becoming an Effective Manager Quest
with The Grand. Apply by June 30th as an individual, or if you're a company interested in offering this to your teams, email
Anna Palmer @TCF | Congratulate Anna Palmer, Flybridge GP, on her new baby
Jeff Bussgang @LinkedIn | Check-out Jeff Bussgang’s post on Velocity & VC
Business Development Manager (Remote) @TheGrand, a company that provides group coaching to navigate transitions at the intersection of work and life. Apply.
Growth Marketer (Remote) @WestTenth, a digital marketplace that helps women turn nontraditional talents into flexible businesses run from home. Apply.
Business Operations Manager (Remote) @ForceMetrics, Solving the toughest societal problems through data science. Apply.
Full-stack Developer (Remote) @Famosos, LATAM’s Leading Celebrity Engagement Platform - A marketplace where fans and businesses can hire Hispanic celebrities. Apply.
Senior UX/UI Designer (Dubai) @Baraka, the Robinhood of the Middle East. Apply.
Head of Partnerships (Remote) @Zette, a company that’s on a mission to make high quality content accessible to all. Apply.
Senior Software Engineer (Remote) @Sugar, a company transforming the residential experience. Apply.
💥 See all open roles here. 💥
💼 Want to post OR find a job?
Visit the Community Fund Jobs, a board for best jobs at community-driven companies,
6/8-9 | Meet our Fund: 10,000 founders will come together to meet with 25 venture funds to learn what they invest in, how they help founders, and what their value-add is. TCF will be presenting. Lolita Taub will be speaking.
8/27-28 | AfroTech: The largest Black tech conference. Aaron Samuels will be leading the conference.
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 will be speaking.
is proud to announce the launch of its therapy services for individuals at $60/session.
Lolita Taub | Take advantage of this 400+ Community-Driven Founder Resources Guide
Mohammed Rafy | Add these community building books to your reading list
Ryan Hoover | Read about carve out fundraising allocations for community
Greg Isenberg | Learn about Community Designers
TCF x Community Club | Join our community-driven investor Slack community
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