social ventures

Evaptainers decouples refrigeration from electricity to help rural farms and families

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 places a

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

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 CEO and co-founder Lisa

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

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, acco

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

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 N

Making Angels: The Pipeline Fund Announces 2011 Fellows

<img src="" class="shot2"></img> The New York-based <a href="">Pipeline Fund</a>, which aims to