Blueprint Local: Texas fund is a blueprint for investors betting on their hometowns – and the businesses bringing them back

  • The idea is simple but execution has been hard: helping local investors invest in local entrepreneurs to revive local communities, all across the U.S. Ross Baird, the founder of Village Capital, has formed Blueprint Local to assemble the pieces for such local entrepreneurial revivals.

FinLab selects five startups targeting financial wellbeing in the U.S. workplace

African Leadership University secures $30 million to train Africa’s future leaders

  • A $30 million Series B funding round led by Danish billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen will support the institution’s goal of teaching three million African students by 2035 by funding expansion of its leadership and technical skills training centers.