impact investing

VC Office Hours: How data can help improve social impact investing

Erin Harkless Moore talks about Pivotal Ventures’ investment strategy, and its future.

5 key questions climate tech founders should ask impact investors

To drive more trackable impact investments, here are five key questions all founders should consider asking impact investors.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Generative AI catch-up, bootstrapping tactics, hiring a head of growth

Meta acquired 100M users for Threads in just 5 days. You are not Meta, however, which means you'll need to develop and protect stronger IP.

One of venture’s most iconic duos wants to have a word with you

Hello, and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show and this time we’re niching

Long-term angel investing: Understanding capital requirements and how to find quality investments

There are three primary benefits to angel investing if you work in the technology industry: financial, educational and professional.

Why every VC should spend a month with an accelerator

VC is ultimately about people, not ideas, but in the current landscape, investors aren't sufficiently getting to know founders or their experience.

Invest in Earth’s biggest problems to save the planet and turn a profit

The bigger the impact, the bigger the problem — and likely the bigger the market opportunity and financial return. Impact is where the problems are.

3 signs that a startup’s ‘impact’ is just a marketing ploy for investors

For some founders, tying themselves to impact is a way to play into trends and get noticed by investors, but there's a fine line between impact and pushing a narrative for marketing purposes.

Eka Ventures closes $95M Impact VC fund for sustainable consumption, healthcare and society

It’s clear there is an enormous and growing appetite amongst consumers to switch to products and services which address some of the biggest issues of our era, whether it be climate change or problem

Pledge 1% is asking VCs to help unlock billions in corporate philanthropy

The corporate philanthropy organization Pledge 1% has, since its launch in 2014, asked founders to donate 1% of their companies’ equity, product or employees’ time starting on their first

Yieldstreet raises $100M as it mulls going public via SPAC, eyes acquisitions

These days, investing goes way beyond the stock market. And in recent years there’s been a growing number of startups which aim to give more people access to a wider array of investment opportunitie

Brazil’s Positive Ventures closes on $10M fund for impact investing

Positive Ventures, a São Paulo-based venture firm, has secured $10 million for its latest fund. Positive Ventures has raised the capital from an impressive list of LPs, including investor Luis Stuhlb

New European early-stage VC Revent launches with an impact focus, and sights set on a $60M first close

Revent — a new European early-stage (pre-seed to series A) venture capital fund with an “impact” focus — is coming out of the gate today, and is poised to reach its target of a €50 m

European VC funds are building community around ESG initiatives

Unlike impact investing, which is squarely focused on the (external) effects of a business, ESG concerns mostly internal practices and processes.

Revenue-based financing: The next step for private equity and early-stage investment

One of the most prominent and popular new models for investors is revenue-based investing (RBI).

London and SF have become Impact Tech hubs, with 280% increase in VC in 5 years

New research has found that San Francisco and London have become two of the world’s leading hubs for VC investment into tech solutions that address one or more of the 17 UN’s Sustainable Developme

Leonardo DiCaprio takes a stake in Struck Capital to fund the future of LA’s tech ecosystem

Leonardo DiCaprio is making a significant commitment to the Los Angeles-based investment firm Struck Capital as part of the actor’s commitment to building LA into a tech development powerhouse.

Peru’s startup scene is ready for more

A surge in funding for Latin American startups is having an effect on companies in the region’s smaller markets.

Why are revenue-based VCs investing in so many women and underrepresented founders?

A new wave of revenue-based investors are emerging who are using creative investing structures with some of the upside of traditional VC, but some of the downside protection of debt.

Omidyar Network spins out its fintech investment arm as Flourish, with up to $300 million

After twelve years spent investing in impact-oriented financial services startups around the globe, the Omidyar Network, which serves as the family investment office for eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, i
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