With $10 million in funding from Partech, International Finance Corp., Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative and MSA Capital, Trade Depot will help retailers finance inventory purchases and grow their businesses.
The Cambridge, Mass.-based company makes an edible, silk-based coating that keeps food fresher and curbs food waste.
IDB Lab, the Inter-American Development Bank’s early-stage impact initiative, anchored the fund with an undisclosed amount of capital.
The online tutoring platform raised its Series D funding round just three months after closing its $79 million Series C round.
Soplaya launched in 2018 to connect local food producers to restaurant chefs. To help producers stay in business during COVID, it launched a home delivery service.
"When starting a new fund, you want to select a first investment that signals the quality of your future selections to your investors," Lightship's Candice Matthews Brackeen said.
Kenya-based Komaza is working to fight deforestation by partnering with smallholder farmers to plant trees and practice sustainable wood harvesting.