Miguel Armaza sits down with Jarrid Tingle, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Harlem Capital, an early-stage, diversity-focused venture capital firm that was founded in 2015 with the specific mission to fundamentally change the face of entrepreneurship.
Jarrid and team now manage a $174 million portfolio comprised of 61% Black or Latino led companies and 43% female-only led companies. Harlem Capital aims to invest in 1,000 diverse founders over the next 30 years.
Jarrid is also a proud alum of our amazing Wharton School!
In this episode, we discuss:
- Jarrid’s background and how he and his co-founders raised Harlem Capital’s initial capital while in business school
- The story behind Harlem Capital’s very own Harvard Business School case
- Importance of backing founders that fundamentally can sell and are analytical
- Their fintech outlook and why Jarrid is excited about the power of fintech to help supercharge eCommerce
- Debunking the myth of the pipeline problem and why it’s really just about giving people access and opportunities
- Why he’s hopeful but not satisfied with the progress of the VC and Tech industry as it relates to diversity
- Biggest lesson he’s learned as an investor
- And a lot more!
Jarrid Tingle is Managing Partner of Harlem Capital where he focuses on deal sourcing, organizational strategy, and due diligence efforts. Jarrid was featured on the 2019 Forbes 30 under 30 list, 2019 Inc. 30 under 30 list, and the 2018 Ebony Power 100 list.
He received his MBA from Harvard Business School (HBS) in 2019 where he was a Baker Scholar (top 5% of class). During HBS, Jarrid was a fellow in the Robert Toigo Foundation and Management Leadership for Tomorrow MBA Programs.
Previously, Jarrid was a Private Equity Investment Professional at ICV Partners. Prior to ICV, Jarrid was an Investment Banker in the Global Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group at Barclays.
Jarrid graduated cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Concentration in Finance. Jarrid was an active member of Friars Senior Society, Onyx Senior Honor Society, and The Lantern Senior Society. Upon graduation, Jarrid received the Wharton Undergraduate Dean’s Award for Excellence (Wharton’s highest honor).
Jarrid’s favorite activities include reading, weight training, traveling, and attending concerts.
About Harlem Capital:
Harlem Capital (HCP) is an early-stage, diversity-focused venture capital firm. HCP makes initial investments of $750k to $1.5mm in U.S. Seed rounds for 10%+ ownership.
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