Soil Scout’s sensors are unique from other soil monitoring devices because they sit below ground while still communicating with wireless networks.
The Oakland-based early stage venture capital firm is expanding into new impact tech and scientific domains, including artificial intelligence, data science and life sciences.
Blockchain software company ConsenSys and the World Wildlife Federation have launched Impactio, a matchmaking platform that curates funding opportunities aligned to the goals.
- The impact investor joined the Picterra's $3.3 million seed round for the technology's potential use in aid delivery, crop and soil health tracking, and forest and wildlife monitoring.
- Crowdlending platform Kiva and the government of Sierra Leone on Wednesday launched Sierra Leone’s National Digital Identity Platform, which allows individuals to link their national identity numbers to digital transactions, including healthcare, social and financial services.
- Crawley's two planks are Kiva Capital, a fund manager that leverages Kiva’s proven distribution system for underwriting loans; and Kiva Protocol, a digital identity scheme that could play a key role in the fintech infrastructure for inclusive financial services.
- In a new report, “Drones for Development,” Devex surveys the state of use of unmanned aerial vehicles in global development today and identifies ways to fulfill their potential for impact.