- The private equity firm's latest impact investment is a Boston-based software company that identifies labor market patterns and sell those insights to companies and educators.
Since it was formed in 2016, the unit has invested over $1.4 billion to assemble 1 gigawatt of distributed solar assets.
- The Vancouver-based company's Series B was led by two ag-focused funders: new investor Ospraie Ag Science and returning investor Seed2Growth (“S2G”) Ventures.
The program is designed to help participants overcome barriers commonly faced by founders of color, such as racial bias in fundraising and operating in “entrepreneurial deserts.”
- As unicorns lose their magic, a type of startup of a distinctly different stripe is emerging as an alternative.
- The 14 startups from eight countries include Niger-based E3D, the neem products producer, Shoots & Roots, a South African commercial nursery, and Rejuvenate Umhlaba!, a Zimbabwe-based company creating a market for land restoration offsets in Africa.
Cooks Venture’s model is based on an 800-acre farm in New York, where it raises heirloom chickens and works with a team of scientists that measure and track the farm’s soil health.