The New York-based startup closed its seed round, led by ECMC Foundation, to help educational institutions identify students at risk of dropping out for financial reasons and provide emergency assistance.
A number of African nations are now formalizing policies to support and encourage local entrepreneurs and promote the growth of digital technologies.
The Park City, Utah and Kansas City, Mo.-based investment firm raised $16.4 million to back entrepreneurs in overlooked regions of the U.S.
"The brown skies I observed in the Blue Mountains this week are a product of human-caused climate change."
- By boosting the financial health of utilities and making it more economically viable for them to connect low income households to water service, CityTaps hopes to remove a barrier to water investors who may have traditionally been hesitant to back utilities as a way to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6 for water and sanitation.
- Not enough money for promising ventures. Too much money flowing to a few companies. Both statements are true for impact-oriented small and growing businesses in emerging markets.
- The big lesson from Matt Stoller’s book: the way our economy and politics works is not just natural law, created in a vacuum. It’s real policies, created by real people.