June 2020 - In This Issue:
Dear CEOs,

June 2020 has arrived. We had been hopeful as regions of the country were starting to reopen as Covid-19 appeared to be waning in some of the hardest hit areas.  However, the racially driven incidents that have come to light over the past few weeks have added another layer of complexity that we are all grappling with in our communities.  The future still seems highly uncertain, we still do not know what the new normal is. We do know, however, that Golden Seeds has and will continue to be a proponent for diversity and inclusion.
We will continue to re-evaluate the content and timing of this newsletter and would appreciate your feedback as to how to best support you as CEO's during these times.    

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Helpful Articles & Resources
Register for the Next CEO Strategy Session - Communication During a Crisis
Please join us on Wednesday, June 3 at 1:00 pm ET for our third in a series of  CEO Strategy Sessions . Golden Seeds welcomes Dr. Joanna Dodd Massey, a forward-thinking, change oriented C-level communications executive and Board Director. Dr. Massey, who advises executive teams at Fortune 500 companies, startups and nonprofits, will speak with Golden Seeds CEOs about communicating during a crisis. Click here to register
Webinar Opportunities on PPP Loan Forgiveness 
How to prepare for maximum PPP loan forgiveness: On June 3rd, 2pm - 4pm ET via Zoom. If you received a PPP loan register for this webinar for advice on how to maximize loan forgiveness. The Department of Treasury and the Small Business Administration has issued new guidance on PPP loan forgiveness on May 22. Register here
PPP Loan Forgiveness: What VC-backed Companies Need to Know Now. On June 2nd at 1pm join the NVCA  to discuss how companies that are participating in PPP can navigate the loan forgiveness process. Register here
How to Combat Zoom Fatigue
HBR has come out with several reasons why we experience Zoom fatigue. The answer stems from how we process information over video. Read the article here
Online Course: Design Thinking for Innovation 
"Lifetime Learning invites you to join the world-renown Coursera community of learners in an exclusive learning opportunity. Enroll free of cost in the popular certificate course,  
Design Thinking for Innovation, with UVA's Darden School of Business professor Jeanne Liedtka."
Companies in the News
Are you in the news? Let us know! Please email your Newsletter feedback and suggestions to Matias Healy.  
OnBoard Dynamics Wins the Angel Capital Association's Luis Villalobos Award 
We are delighted to announce that OnBoard Dynamics won the prestigious Luis Villalobos Award for Technology; recognizing their innovation, ingenuity and creativity at the annual Angel Capital Association Summit. OnBoard Dyn amics is emerging as a leader in the clean fuel revolution. They have developed a propriety mobile platform that enables fleet managers and others in the industry to lower their fuel costs, reduce carbon emission profiles and provide critical backup capability by simplifying the compression of natural gas. Link
Stringr Raises New Funding Round
Stringr,  an innovative platform that allows organizations to browse, request and purchase video from a growing network of 100,000 videographers, has completed a funding round from Thompson Reuters. Link to article.
DayZero Diagnostics Receives CARB-X Grant Funding 
Day Zero Diagnostics Inc. has been awarded up to $6.2 million in funding from CARB-X to accelerate the development of a new diagnostics system for combating drug resistant bacteria  using machine learning and whole-genome sequencing.
Oculogica Featured on Trevor Noah's Weekly Discussion 
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Oculogica gets mentioned in Trevor Noah's weekly video discussion featuring Microsoft's President, Brad Smith. Jump to 5:20 in the video to hear the shout out! Oculogica is a medical device company that can generate an objective assessment of concussion. 
The following companies were funded by Golden Seeds investors in 2020 - Please welcome them to the group!
Sara Happ  - A company of beauty enthusiasts who have set out to do one thing only: create lip products that do exactly what they say they'll do, every time.
Language I/O - P rovides software that uses a unique combination of human and machine translation to automate the translation of customer support content such as FAQs, emails and chat within CRMs such as Oracle, Salesforce and Zendesk.

Alicea smart technology, available for free at helloalice.com, that connects entrepreneurs and small business owners to curated resources, experts, opportunities, events and communities to help them launch and grow their companies.
Kinnos - R aising the standard of infection prevention. The first product, Highlight, is a point-of-use additive that greatly improves visibility, coverage, and end-user compliance of disinfectants.
Diesel Labs Applies sophisticated machine learning techniques to media consumption and engagement data to help clients target their audiences based on the content they're watching.
From Golden Seeds 
Trend Talk: COVID's Impact on Brands and their Social Audiences
At the April 29th Trend Talk, Greg Dale, COO at Shareablee, shared his views on COVID's impact on Brands and their Social Audiences. View the video of this discussion here
Join Our Slack Channel!
Thanks to those who have joined the Slack Group - we are starting to get more traction there and are actively updating the Google Calendar. New events come in with short notice, so please check out the main Slack channel - "CEO-info-sharing" for up-to-date alerts on webinars or other resources. You may have questions for your peer CEO's so feel free to start discussion threads to make it as dynamic as possible. The focus is to enable you, as founders, to have those discussions. Join our Slack Channel. Follow the Google Calendar
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