social ventures

Green Monday Holdings, a manufacturer of plant-based pork substitute products and frozen meals and an operator of a chain of vegetarian-focused retail outlets and cafes, said it has raised $70…

Green Monday Holdings, Asia’s answer to Beyond Meat, raises $70 million from TPG, Swire Pacific

Some VCs have a bias against startups with an explicit positive social impact on the grounds that they have a smaller addressable market, and that the founders aren’t sufficiently focused…

Finding free money for your social impact startup

Some 1.4 billion people lack access to electricity worldwide today, most in rural areas across Southeast Asia, China, India and Sub-Saharan Africa. While others are focused on wiring up those…

Evaptainers decouples refrigeration from electricity to help rural farms and families

Oakland-based food startup Kuli Kuli has raised $4.25 million in a Series A round of funding to bring moringa, a high-protein plant, to more kitchens in the U.S., according to…

Kuli Kuli raises $4.25 million to make moringa a mainstay in the US diet

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 accelerator called…

Better Ventures closes $21 million fund to back the next Tesla or Patagonia

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…