👁👄👁 LGBTQ, pet rocks, investments, my launch (freebie inside), and more

A practical bi-weekly newsletter for founders, funders, and operator friends.

Welcome to Lolita’s Newsletter! I share up-to-date and nugget-sized practical content for founders, funders, and operator friends. To access exclusive content, office hours, join our Slack community, and get your pitch deck reviewed become an annual subscriber.

Who else was touched by 👁👄👁’s stand for the black and black trans community? As a society, it’s important that we be inclusive and equitable to our LGBTQ population, so it’s nice to see the community doing what it can! It’s a reminder that many of us want to see everyone accepted and loved. After all, we’re all humans and the same on the inside.

Speaking of being human: COVID cases are rising so please keep wearing your masks. Perhaps we can get our exercise and stay COVID-free by playing bubble soccer or doing Chloe Ting’s ab shredder workout. And while we’re trying new things, how about eating meatless sandwiches, trying drive-in concerts and buying pet rocks?

I’m sticking to rock painting, though. Separately, remember how I shared a few weeks back that Josh and I were working on a Startup-Investor Matching Tool to support underestimated founders and enable access to investors and capital? Well, it’s blown up: we’re at 100 investors (with a growing wait-list), over 400 startups, and 6 investments have already been made! Also, Protocol featured me (along with Reid Hoffman, Ann Miura-Ko, and Kirsten Green!) and I’m launching something exciting below (freebies)!

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ICYMI: Submit your co for funding consideration here. Sign-up for my fundraising workshop with Silicon Valley Bank on 7/16. Check-out my feature on Techcrunch, Protocol, and Entreprenistas.   


Densil Porteous for launching Loud Capital, a $10M LGBTQ fund. Ruben Harris for hitting 100K users on Career Karma. Patricia Mou for launching Newsletter Stack (thanks for the feature!). Kate Brodock and Allyson Kapin for launching W Fund. Shruti Gandhi for allocating $1M to investing in underestimated founders. Alex Iskold for raising $1M for 1kproject to support families impacted by the pandemic. Brittany Davis for becoming a GP at Backstage Capital. Julia Niiro for expanding MilkRun (port co) to Portland. Candice and Brian Brackeen for launching Lightship Capital. Lo Toney for getting a piece of Google’s $100M to invest in more black founders. Melanie Perkins and the Canva team for hitting $6 billion in valuation. Adeyemi Ajao and TJ Nahigian for raising $250 for Base10’s second fund.


Hustle Fund | What to consider when creating your VC pitch deck
NVCA | VCForward is working on making VC more diverse and equitable
Forbes | Rising Startups To Watch With Diverse Founders
ZVC | Meet Zane Venture Fund’s new cohort of diverse founders
Work Bench | Black Founders of Enterprise Startups Database
All Raise | VC Champion program for underestimated female investors
Axios | Inequity in Venture Capital Webinar on 6/30


Guide | First-Time Founders Resource Guide
Investment Consideration | Submit your co to the Startup-Investor Matching Tool
Developer Talent | Find developers for your company
Courses | How to Raise Capital For Your Company From Scratch
Courses | Learn about getting to MVP, fundraising, sales and more
Courses | Brad Feld’s Venture Deals course is here
Legal | Founder legal guidance from lawyer and friend Ed Zimmerman
StartupGrind | Female Founder Office Hours
CRV | Underestimated Founders Office Hours
Lolita | 1:1 with Lolita

Some people go above & beyond with their advice. For fundraising, @lolitataub is one of them. 🥳 - @itsnajeeb

🚀 Launching: First-Time Founder Courses

Keeping first-time founders who are just getting started in mind, I’ve created six $25 fun primers on foundational topics that can help you on your startup journey.

SUBCRIBER GIFT: First 10 of you will get a free course! Just use promo code gift10 upon check-out.

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Hustle Fund | Get your marketing funnels right
SoGal Ventures | Don’t burnout program
Developer Talent | Find developers for your company



Google for Startups | Black founder accelerator
Glossier | <$50k grants for black owned beauty businesses
Investors | Founders of Color friendly investors
Equity Crowdfunding | Raise up to $1 million on Republic
Arch Grants | $50K grants for founders willing to relocate to St. Louis
Vinetta Project | $20K pitch competition for DC female founders

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