social ventures

  • Women 2.0 has new leadership, and is launching a tech recruiting service

    Women 2.0 has new leadership, and is launching a tech recruiting service

    Women 2.0, a for-profit for-good media business that works to bring women into the tech industry and help them succeed there, has appointed Kate Brodock as President and Elisa Miller-Out as COO, according to founder Shaherose Charania.   Charania will maintain a board seat, she said. The changing of the guard comes for Women 2.0 after a phase of scaling back. Founded in April 2006… Read More

  • Impact Engine closes its accelerator and a $10 million impact fund

    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 Partner Jessica Droste Yagan. Based in Chicago’s 1871 startup hub, Impact Engine also closed a $10 million fund to support this pivot. The fund is its fourth, but now Impact Engine will… Read More

  • Malala Fund co-founder Shiza Shahid, AngelList partner to back “mission-driven” startups

    Malala Fund co-founder Shiza Shahid, AngelList partner to back “mission-driven” startups

    During the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2016) at Stanford University today, AngelList, the equity fundraising platform, and activist Shiza Shahid announced a partnership to form a fund called NOW Ventures that will back what they’re calling “mission-driven” startups. That’s the latest label for businesses that want to make a positive social and environmental… Read More

  • Making Angels: The Pipeline Fund Announces 2011 Fellows

    The New York-based Pipeline Fund, which aims to increase the number of women who become angel investors and social entrepreneurs in the U.S., today announced its inaugural class of Pipeline Fund Fellows and mentors (listed at the end of this post). The Pipeline Fund Fellowship accepted ten women who are influencers in their fields, and have a track record of charitable giving. Together, they… Read More