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humble thoughts from humble ventures — Issue #8

Monthly Newsletter Of Updates, Popular Stories, And What We’re Tracking

humble ventures is a venture development firm that accelerates growth for tech-enabled startups in partnership with established organizations and investors.

In this monthly newsletter, you’ll read announcements, stories, and lessons about venture capital, innovation, entrepreneurship, diverse founders and those building solutions for diverse audiences.

Humble Updates

Humble’s Harry Alford Spoke On A Virtual Panel About How To Keep Your Business Alive During A Crisis

I had the pleasure of participating on a virtual panel this week discussing how Founders can sustain and maintain their startups and small businesses during a crisis like during Covid-19…

BioSecurity Challenge Final Submissions

We’re in the midst of Phase 2 of the Wallenius Wilhelmsen BioSecurity Challenge and the chance for the winner(s) to get a Proof-of-Concept funded up to $30,000 each. We’ve received countless…

Humble’s Harry Alford Spoke About Successes & Failures At The University of Maryland

This weekend I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel, Successes & Failures, at The University of Maryland’s (UMD) inaugural EnTERPreneur Conference. I, along with the other alums, did our best to…

Popular Stories

This Is How FDA Can Develop Faster Testing During Coronavirus Outbreak

A company’s success is not entirely attributed to the performance of the founder, but the value creation for the user. The same can be said for coronavirus testing in the United States…

COVID-19 Work From Home Plan

My wife and I are taking the necessary steps to prevent further spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). By practicing social distancing, we are playing our small part to flatten the curve, but it will…

How To Apply Design Thinking To Customer Development

For entrepreneurs with a concept or early-stage startup, there is a problem/solution fit before product/market fit. This also couldn’t be more the case when launching a new project or spinning out a…

What We’re Tracking

Coronavirus: Mercedes F1 to make breathing aid

Thousands of the devices, which deliver oxygen to the lungs without needing a ventilator, could be made…

Flybridge’s New Website and Underrepresented Founders

I have written about the cultural dysfunction in the venture capital industry before and, six years later, there have been some encouraging steps in the right direction. That said, we as an industry…

Crypto In This Crisis:: Pantera Blockchain Letter

When I was sitting down to write — thinking of a way to convey my concerns about the fragility of supply chains and thence the economy as a whole — I was reminded of the pencil story in Milton…

COVID-19 Will Fuel the Next Wave of Innovation

This global pandemic will shape businesses for decades to come…

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About humble ventures

Humble Ventures is an inclusive alternative to venture capital.

We are a venture development firm that accelerates growth for tech-enabled startups in partnership with established organizations and investors.

We focus on diverse entrepreneurs that are solving problems for the fastest growing demographic segments. We believe that diverse entrepreneurs provide opportunities for disproportionate returns and represent the markets of the future.

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Stories and lessons about startups, innovation, diverse founders and those building solutions for diverse audiences.

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