I have worked in the Impact Investment sector for more than ten years. In the past four years, my work in this sector has been focused in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. With my colleagues at ClearlySo, I have been advising impactful early-stage businesses on their business modelling and capital raising. We have raised investments to support their growth strategies. Focusing on the clean-tech and energy, my portfolio of clients includes Tonik Energy, Upside Energy, and LettUs Grow.
When startups launch new products or declare themselves to the tech community, a rite of passage is to post the news on Product Hunt, a popular site for app discovery and discussion. But for one day at least, Product Hunt's biggest news is about the future of its own company. Product Hunt revealed on Thursday it has been acquired by AngelList, a site and community for investing in startups. The value of the deal was not disclosed, but Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover and employees and investors will receive a mix of cash and stock. Product Hunt will remain an independent brand under Hoover after the transition, with the two sites looking to eventually collaborate on new tools initially centered around jobs. "Companies use us as the launch place to introduce themselves to the world.
"Basketball Wives: LA" fans got a double dose of the drama Sunday night when VH1 aired two brand new episodes back-to-back. In episode 2 of Season 5, fans watched as Malaysia Pargo and Brandi Maxiell's close bond seemed to unravel over Brandi's friendship with newbie DJ Duffey. In episode 3, Malaysia and Angel Brinks confront each other over a disagreement they had last season and their meetup only seems to make the situation worse. Episode 2 kicks off with Angel telling Jackie Christie that she still feels disrespected by Malaysia. The two ladies got into a fight last season when Malaysia dissed Angel because one of her dresses didn't fit Malaysia right for an event she had.
"DJing is reading a room and knowing how to juggle people and what they want and what you want," says Angel Coleman, one half of twin DJ duo Angel and Dren. Intuition is key -- or perhaps in their case, it's twin telepathy. Born in the Bronx to Jamaican immigrants, Angel and Dren, 26, grew up surrounded by music. "You couldn't block it out if you tried," says Angel. Dren says her sister spontaneously proposed DJing after spending some time "messing around" with a friend's equipment.
The first car he slept in, when he was 6, was his mother's white Cadillac, parked in South Los Angeles. Angel Macias, legs crossed, dozed upright in the back seat. His older brother, Armando, sat next to him, often against him, because he needed to stretch his legs to sleep. After that car was impounded, home was a series of stolen cars, so many that they blur in Angel's mind. Ten years later, he can't recall how many, what kinds, what colors.