social impact

  • A call to action for tech Crunch Network

    A call to action for tech

    Tech is uniting against Trump. From 127 tech firms teaming up against Trump’s immigration ban, to Google employees’ massive walkout in response to the immigration ban, to Lyft’s $3 million donation to the ACLU, tech has taken up the language of protest and spoken loud and clear. However, as the tech community’s voice grows louder, it must be strategic in how it directs… Read More

  • Investing in GoodBusiness Crunch Network

    Investing in GoodBusiness

    Since 2001, impact VC firms have raised $13 billion to invest in companies that provide a social or environmental benefit as part of running their for-large-profit business. Indeed, $10 billion of that has been raised since 2010 alone. Impact VCs are VCs first that intend to generate market-beating financial returns because of, not in spite of, an impact-oriented investment thesis. Read More

  • NY Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall envisions AI bringing mental health to the masses

    NY Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall envisions AI bringing mental health to the masses

    New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall paid a visit to Silicon Valley this week to explore opportunities and potential partnerships with tech companies around mental health issues. Part of the reason for his visit was because, in 2011, Marshall was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. He spent three months in an outpatient program and now recognizes that what he went… Read More

  • Impact Is The New Mobile Crunch Network

    Impact Is The New Mobile

    It’s no longer acceptable for a website to not render well on mobile. In the next decade, it won’t be enough for a company to merely be profitable — customers, employees and investors will all demand that a company produce positive impact, as well. Read More

  • Twitter’s Social Impact Can’t Be Measured, But It’s The Pulse Of The Planet

    Twitter’s Social Impact Can’t Be Measured, But It’s The Pulse Of The Planet

    When you sit back and think about how far Twitter has come since it launched in 2006, its rise to glory is impressive. It’s difficult to make your way through a day without seeing a tweet referenced on television, the radio, or on a news website. It doesn’t mean that Twitter is the biggest or most popular company or service in the world, but it does prove that its social impact… Read More