- “This alternative finance mechanism will help cities, businesses and potentially private homes to meet their basic needs, knocking off several Global Goals targets at once,” UNDP’s Dumitru Vasilescu said.
Suminter works with 50,000 farmers across Africa and Asia to source its products, which are then sold in 20 countries.
ImpactAlpha, October 10 – California-based Centaur’s funding round was led by seed-stage tech investor Athens, Greece-based Marathon Venture Capital, which specializes in early-stage investments for IoT companies. Centaur uses data science and sensors to track and monitor the conditions in which crops are stored post-harvest. The company’s goal is to improve global food quality and reduce
ImpactAlpha, October 8 – The Dutch “lab grown meat” startup joins the ranks of Future Meat, SuperMeat and Beyond Meat (notice a trend, anyone?) in raising investment capital to support its alternative protein business. While demand for protein is on the rise globally, the hang up with the lab-grown variety is that it is currently costly to
- Connectivity, digitization, and data can accelerate social progress and economic prosperity only so far. People’s lives still rely on physical things: infrastructure for shelter and movement, for delivering energy and recycling waste and much more.
- Yet hardware has long been neglected by impact investors. There are few dedicated hardware venture funds of any kind and even fewer that back products targeted at low-income customers or frontier markets.
ImpactAlpha, October 2 – The Urban-X accelerator graduated its fourth cohort of startups at a demo day in Brooklyn last week. With investors in attendance, seven startups showcased new hardware to make urban life less challenging and more enjoyable. Among this year’s cohort: Avvir, which uses laser scanners to scan construction sites and determine progress
- Pyramid Group’s products currently reach about four million people, half of whom are part of the continent’s emerging consumer class.