Rockefeller and UBS Optimus test pay-for-success model for water purification

  • Social success note... UBS Optimus will loan $500,000 to Impact Water using a structure that reduces interest payments if Impact Water hits impact goals.
  • Bonus offer... Rockefeller, meanwhile, is offering an additional $200,000 to cover Impact Water’s loan interest and boost UBS’s returns if those targets are met.

Pula secures seed funds to offer small farmer insurance

OhmConnect raises $8.5 million to expand the “energy sharing” economy

  • 1,000 tons... OhmConnect says its 300,000 participants have prevented 1,000 tons of CO2 emissions and received $4 million in energy savings payments.
  • Series B... The company has raised $15 million since launching in 2014, including $8.5 million from its latest Series B round.

Wunder Capital raises $112 million to scale US commercial solar financing

  • Debt and equity… Wunder’s $11 million Series B equity financing was led by Cyrus Capital Partners, and included Techstars Ventures. Cyrus also provided $100 million in debt to Wunder.
  • US solar finance... Mosaic, a California-based solar financing company that provides residential rooftop solar installations via companies selling home solar products, raised $220 million in 2016.

InspiraFarms raises €2.5 million to help preserve harvested crops

  • Second slug… The €2.5 million ($3.1 million) raise is additional to the company’s €1.65 million raise ($1.78 million at the time) a year ago.
  • The combined financing was backed by... Paris-based Energy Access Ventures, PYMWYMIC, Factor(E) Ventures, and the Doen Foundation and the Montpelier Foundation.