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H360 Capital continues to bolster Venture Capital leadership team with the addition of Sirena Moore, and Renee Russell

Apr 25, 2011   //   by admin   //   News & Updates  //  No Comments

Early-stage Venture Firm H360 Capital continues its expansion today, bringing on Entrepreneur Sirena Moore and Strategy Professional Renee Russell as associate partners.

Charlotte, N.C. – April 25, 2011 – H360 Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm announced today that Sirena Moore and Renee Russell will join the firm as Associate Partners effectively immediately. Moore will provide entrepreneurial insights and executive experience to the team, while Russells diverse professional experiences and networks will help drive H360s strategic partnerships and investment activities.

“Today, H360’s leadership team got much stronger,” said H360 Managing Partner Hezekiah Griggs III. “Sirena and Renee are exceptional thought-leaders, and we can’t be more excited as a firm to have them as a part of our team. The myriad of achievements they’ve had individually will make us collectively stronger as a firm, and provide even greater value to our investment activities moving forward.”

Moore entered the corporate world at the age of 17 by working for industry leaders such as Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Advest and Palm, Inc. with an objective to obtain the skills necessary to fulfill her dream of becoming an entrepreneur.

At 21, she launched Elohim Cleaning Contractors, Inc., a full-service construction cleaning firm that provides wide range of services to general contractors and construction management firms. Now a multi-million dollar company, her business consistently ranks among the top minority-owned businesses in the country.

Moore serves as one of the youngest Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Small Business Board members, and was named 2010 Small Business Person of the Year. Now 28, she has graced the cover of Black Enterprise Magazine, and works as a tireless advocate for young female entrepreneurs.

“Mr. Griggs and the Partners’ vision for H360 Capital is one that I am very much aligned to,” said Moore. “My experiences as an entrepreneur give me a first-hand perspective on the resources available, and why in particular H360 Capital is needed. I look forward to the success we will have, together, at H360 Capital.”

“We are excited about the addition of Sirena Moore to our team,” said H360 Capital Partner Fenorris Pearson. “She is an inspiring role model for entrepreneurs, and her contributions to our team will be immeasurable.”

Renee Russells relevant professional experiences can be attributed to her days at Goldman Sachs supporting IPO transactions of consumer e-tailing companies. She worked at Time Warner, as a business development analyst, advancing to corporate strategy associate where she evaluated internet start-ups for potential investments. Russell’s most recent role was Business Affairs Manager with Burford Group Limited, a start-up hedge-fund that focuses on US Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration.

A Wharton Graduate, Russell earned a degree in both Entrepreneurial Management and Finance. A former Assistant District Attorney, Russell has a law degree from Howard University School of Law and was admitted to the bar in both New York and New Jersey.

“H360 Capital is a wonderful opportunity for me to use my full repertoire of talents, connections, and leadership experience,” said Russell. “The team at H360 Capital is quite impressive, and I’m looking forward to actively being involved as we continue to develop as a firm.”

“Renee is a great addition to our team,” said H360 Capital Partner Brian Peters. “She will be a central piece in our ongoing fundraising, and deal flow activities.”

The additions of Sirena Moore and Renee Russell are among the latest moves by the venture capital firm. In the past three weeks since Hezekiah Griggs III announced the firm, H360 Capital has added Serial Entrepreneur Brian Peters, former VP of Motorola and Dell Fenorris Pearson, and former Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Microsoft executive Corey Rosemond as Partners. NFL-player turned Corporate Lawyer Bob Brown was also introduced as Partner and General Counsel.

About H360 Capital

H360 Capital is an angel venture capital firm based in Charlotte, NC. The firm invests in early-stage start-ups with market-disrupting ideas. Innovation is considered key to H360’s investments, as they are typically new ideas that either change a market, or creates one.


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The H360 Fellowship | April 22, 2011

Apr 22, 2011   //   by Hezekiah Griggs III   //   Blog, News & Updates  //  No Comments

The H360 Fellowship
Hezekiah Griggs III | Managing Partner, H360 Capital
April 22, 2011

Over the last two weeks, H360 Capital has made a major impact on Venture Capital activity.

In fact, we have been so busy that I have been unable to write posts on the activities of the firm (too much to write, and not enough time to write it). However, I wanted to make sure that I wrote a specific note about the opportunity offered by the H360 Fellowship.

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The Must:

1. You must be enrolled in College. (either undergrad or grad) If not enrolled, you must explain why you should be considered in great detail for this opportunity.

2. Your major or concentration must be Finance, Business, Politics, or Law.

3. You must have a GPA of at least a 3.3, or the ability to demonstrate strong leadership skills through active involvement in community organizations.

The Important:

1. Demonstrate a desire to be involved in Venture Capitalism.

2. Be readily prepared to be challenged, in a high stakes situations.

3. Be able to commit time and energy to the fellowship.

4. Lead, and provide thought-leadership to diverse leadership teams.

5. Understand, and have full awareness of your skillsets, and why they are valuable to H360 Capital.

Supplemental Information:

The opportunity to work with the Partners at H360 Capital and learn from their experiences is significant for young emerging leaders in business. All applicants should be aware of the significance of the opportunity before applying, and recognze that we have limited slots available. We expected to review apps from the best of the best, and we will expect those that apply for the fellowship to demonstrate a full breath of understanding.

Location and Requirements:

1. Applicants are expected to Submit a Resume and Cover Letter to fellows [at]

2. Participation in the fellowship does not require you be physically located in the areas the firm is expected to do business. They may reside anywhere in the US.

3. Fellows will be assigned work that is commensurate to the skill sets they showcase upon applying. Some fellows will be granted the opportunity to work in-house with myself and the rest of the partners. In this case, applicants must be aware that they are likely (if accepted) to be requested to travel with partners, do due diligence on firms across the country, and may be asked to live in the area of the firms operation.

4. The commitment will last from acceptance to the end of the summer. At the conclusion, a fellow will be asked to stay throughout the year, to further participate in the firms activities.

The Value Proposition:

As with any opportunity, I am looking for the best of the best and once I, and the Partners recognize the best in the fellowship, we will be offering a full-time position at the firm for the fellow who demonstrates the greatest potential during the fellowship.

And, btwacceptance is on a first-come, first-serve basis! Good Luck!

If you have any questions, you can contact me by clicking on the links below:

My handle on twitter: @HezekiahGriggs

- HG3

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Corey Rosemond Joins H360 Capital as Partner

Apr 19, 2011   //   by admin   //   News & Updates  //  No Comments

The Gaming industry visionary, formerly of Dell, HP, Microsoft and current Professor at The Guildhall atSMU, brings his Consumer and Gaming Expertise to H360 Capital’s Technology Entrepreneurs

Charlotte, N.C. – April 19, 2011 – H360 Capital, an angel venture capital fund today announced that Corey Rosemond will join the firm as Partner effective immediately and lead H360 Capital’s Consumer Investment activities where he will provide his unique insight and expertise to entrepreneurs.

“We are very fortunate to have Corey Rosemond join our team. He is an exceptional individual with a great reputation in the consumer and gaming communities,” said H360 Managing Partner Hezekiah Griggs III. “His success at HP and Microsoft in particular provides unique insight to our portfolio entrepreneurs, and I look forward to his full engagement in our future interest as a firm.”

Corey Rosemond has been in the gaming industry since 1997 where he has worked on a number of successful products in the hardware and software space on a variety of platforms. He has managed and advised a number of deals and evaluated a number of start-up and established partner companies resulting in significant growth within both gaming and other forms of online consumer media.

“I’m excited about this opportunity, and honored to be a part of the H360 Team,” said Rosemond. “As a graduate of the Founder’s Institute, I recognize the importance of a firm like H360 in the venture capital space. I hope to bring a lot of my experiences, thoughts, and expertise to the H360 team as we began to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams.”

“Having had a previous relationship with Corey, and knowing his business acumen, I am confident that he will be a major asset to H360,” said H360 Capital Partner Brian Peters. “He knows his stuff, and with the value he brings in the gaming and mobile world – we would be hard-pressed to find a better fit for our team.”

Currently Corey Rosemond is a professor at The Guildhall at SMU, one of America’s leading programs for Video Game Development and Production as well as an independent publisher and business development executive representing a number of small, innovative companies in the gaming space.

About H360 Capital

H360 Capital is an angel venture capital firm based in Charlotte, NC. The firm invests in early-stage start-ups with market-disrupting ideas. Innovation is considered key to H360’s investments, as they are typically new ideas that either change a market, or creates one.


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Managing H360 | April 11th, 2011

Apr 11, 2011   //   by Hezekiah Griggs III   //   Blog  //  No Comments

Managing H360
Hezekiah Griggs III | Managing Partner, H360 Capital
April 11, 2011

When you are busy, its incredibly hard to blog!

The last few days have been a killer, and Im about to embark on a long journey, so my blogs will become a less consistent.

On Thursday, I had 11 meetings (8 of them conference calls) and I actually had a moment for the first time in a few days to go play basketball!

Friday, I had two early-morning phone calls. I had a brief partner meeting, and then I traveled to White Plains NY, to meet with a mentee of mine. We went to breakfast, and walked around the mall (I dont get itbut hey!) I had two conference calls in between. Then I traveled over to White Plains High School, where I spoke with a few young people about business, and the hard work required to be successful. That lasted until about 5pm.

I said goodbye to my mentee, and began a two hour journey to the Nets/Knicks game. I have a friend who is a senior executive of a fortune 50 company, and he and I arranged a meet and greet with some power-brokers, myself and Bob Brown (one of our new partners). We watched the Nets get blown out from the corporate suite, but fortunately, both Bob and I were deputized (honorary) by the Essex County Sheriff in the process.

Got home at around 11pm that evening.

Saturday I woke up early, had a ton of emails to respond to, sent out some follow-up emails with the people I networked with, scheduled some important meetings for this week, and began to prepare for the upcoming schedule I have. I played basketball as well.

Sunday Had an early-morning conference call. Then travelled to NYC for a few meetings. Met with two potential Associates (hires), and went with a mentee and his mother to a college fair, at Jacob Javitz Center. Had a few conversations throughout the day.

I travel to NYC by train, so on my return trip home I noticed that there was some young people sitting on the floor in Penn Station (this is unacceptable as I have seen what people do in Penn Station!) walked over to them, began to converse, and introduced myself. Subsequently they received my information, and now have the responsibility of charging me in some way with being a resource to them. I specifically mention this, because opportunities are so rare, you must always be prepared to unexpectedly have one!

This week, I may announce  some additional partners that I have brought on board. So look out for that!

My handle on twitter: @HezekiahGriggs

- HG3

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Managing H360 | April 6th, 2011

Apr 6, 2011   //   by Hezekiah Griggs III   //   Blog  //  1 Comment

Managing H360
Hezekiah Griggs III | Managing Partner, H360 Capital
April 6, 2011

Everyday seems to add more value to my life, than the day before.

I am big on service, and a part of my responsibility (I feel) is to be of service to those looking to make a difference in their life, and the lives of others. So, fortunately, I was able to help three entrepreneurs with their businesses today. Helped them structure their business, prepare it to be scaled, and identify the immediate needs that their businesses currently face. I hope that my advice, will cause appropriate action steps to be followed, and I certainly hope that those action steps will change the lives of others in a positive way.

Yesterdays big announcement, was a major first step in crafting H360s position in young entrepreneurs lives. I recieved quite a few emails, and in receiving them, I appreciated the fact that entrepreneurs took the leap of faith necessary for their business to move to the next level.

For the record, I read all of my emails personally. So do the partners listed online. You can shoot me an email at: hgriggs [at]

My handle on twitter: @HezekiahGriggs

Although sometimes it may take a few days to respond, I do respond! So feel free

Stay tuned to the blog, as we have resourceful information planned for you, as you continue to pursue your entrepreneurial dreams!

- HG3

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Managing H360 | April 5th, 2011

Apr 5, 2011   //   by Hezekiah Griggs III   //   Blog  //  No Comments

Managing H360
Hezekiah Griggs III | Managing Partner, H360 Capital
April 5, 2011

More big news from H360 Capital was announced today.

Today we released a big announcement, about our new Big Ideas Initiative. Its important step for our firm, as we continue to build relationships with entrepreneurs who have great ideas as early as possible. We see the entrepreneurs that we invest in, via B2i, as potential strategic long-term partners. Big Ideas deserve recognition from the jump (excuse the colloquialism), and thats what we intend on doing via B2i and future initiatives by our firm.

As a VC, we have two primary responsibilities; 1, raise money, and 2, find deals worth investing money in. And we have been fortunate enough to make major strides in both areas. Im excited about the future announcements we have planned in both areas.

Whats on my agenda for today?

1. Meeting with Partner Brian Peters on Reports on B2i
2. Team Meeting
3.  Interviewing potential partners, aps, and fellows
4. Three conference calls
5. Meeting about possible deal flow with a friend of mine.
6. Analyzing other activities of the firm etc.
7. Top Secret work

I should also mention, that I serve on the board of a few companies, and I run a start-up called ADjute. Not to mention the extensive non-profit work, and speaking that I do. So to get a better picture of my full schedule.H360  is about 1/4 of my daily schedule (OMG!) lol.

- HG3

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