ImpactAlpha, April 6 – Hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers in East Africa are facing not only COVID, but also the worst locust swarm in decades. Most of their farmland is uninsured; when they lose crops, they lose income. Netherlands-based agtech company VanderSat uses satellite data to analyze farmland conditions using microwaves, rather than images.
The science and tech mobilization that helped win the war also left behind antibiotics, microwaves, nukes and computers. Now, a new generation of impact-oriented investors, technologists, scientists and entrepreneurs are looking for breakthroughs to face down a global threat on a similar scale.
Bangalore-based MedGenome offers early disease risk detection, inherited disease prevention and health care personalization for India’s smaller cities and other emerging markets.
Across the edtech ecosystem, companies are mounting rapid-response efforts to the COVID-19 outbreak.
If companies were ill-prepared for Corona, just wait for climate change.
A new entity, Hummingbird Impact, will absorb EWB Ventures' portfolio and add new impact tech investments with a gender lens.
ImpactAlpha, March 11 – Africa’s healthcare systems are wrought with inefficiencies. The startup Field Intelligence is addressing the availability of pharmaceuticals with software that helps pharmacies forecast, manage and finance drug orders. The four-year-old company has raised $3.6 million in its first round of outside capital. Leading the round was Blue Haven Initiative, the family