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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
Techstars launches an impact accelerator for companies focused on social and environmental impact
Techstars has launched a new accelerator in Austin focused on the increasingly popular category of "impact" technologies.
Better Ventures closes $21 million fund to back the next Tesla or Patagonia
Oakland-based venture capital firm Better Ventures recently closed its second fund at $21 million according to cofounder and managing director Wes Selke. The firm was originally founded as an acceler
Impact Engine closes its accelerator and a $10 million impact fund
An accelerator that backed for-profit, for-good ventures, Impact Engine, is abandoning the bootcamp approach and shifting its focus to investing in these startups as a seed fund, according to CEO and