- ImpactAlpha’s Agents of Impact Call No. 5 will help you start to get gender-smart about the new funds, investment products and initiatives that are driving impact alpha with gender-lens investing.
- Richelieu Dennis saw something of his own story in Mayvenn, which sells hair products, primarily to African-American women, through a distribution network of local stylists. So his Essence Ventures led Mayvenn’s recent $23 million round of funding.
- Experiments with 'ISAs' as both a complement and alternative to traditional student loans are underway at a growing number of universities, coding bootcamps, private schools and college alternatives in the U.S. and internationally.
- It’s becoming a biennial ritual to loft “infrastructure” as one of the few issues on which bipartisan cooperation is even imaginable in the current U.S. political climate. The pipe dream found new life after last week’s midterm elections, which will give the Democrats a majority in the House of Representatives.
- Seeking gender alpha, raising the impact-management bar, inclusive fintech in Uruguay, direct public offering on SVX.US
- Clara Barby leads an initiative that has accomplished something few in the impact measurement space have achieved: consensus. Barby is a partner at Bridges Fund Management and CEO of the Impact Management Project. One area of agreement: stakeholder feedback belongs at the center of impact management.
- National Grid Partners, the venture arm of U.S. and U.K.-based energy utility National Grid, plans to invest $250 million over the next two to three years in clean and smart energy startups.
ImpactAlpha, November 18 – Toronto-based impact investing platform SVX is rolling out a U.S. version of its matchmaking service with an $11.5 million debt offering from TechSoup. California-based TechSoup is non-profit tech marketplace for charities and libraries. The 31-year-old organization helps other organizations secure hardware and software technologies they need “to design and implement technology
- Montevideo-based Bankingly offers software to financial institutions to help them expand digital channels accessible to low-income and underserved customers.
- The Brief’s Big 9: Gender-lens transparency, investing in students, Opportunity Zone tools, handmade economy, Agent of Impact Richelieu Dennis