Whispr secures early funding for app to support deskless workers

ImpactAlpha, March 18 – Workplace startups are mostly geared towards desk workers – think think Zoom, Slack or Trello. Copenhagen-based Whispr wants to change that with voice-guided tools for workers in deskless jobs, like transport, hospitality, healthcare, and construction. Whispr’s app allows workers to ask for information or guidance hands-free. “We are returning to the original and

Professional women’s community Fairygodboss raises $10 million

ImpactAlpha, March 18 – The New York-based startup launched in 2015 with the aim of helping professional women learn about companies and find jobs with women and family-friendly policies and work cultures. The company has raised a $10 million Series A round from GSV Accelerate and Signal Peak Ventures. Fairygodboss was founded by former Dow Jones executives

Investing for racial equity: highlights from Confluence Philanthropy’s practitioners’ gathering

  • ImpactAlpha dropped into the annual meeting of Confluence Philanthropy in Brooklyn last week to hear how the network of foundations, family offices, individual donors and investment advisors representing $3.5 trillion in managed capital and $70 billion in philanthropic assets are trying to use impact investing to drive racial equity.