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.

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.

BioCarbon Engineering raises $2.5 million to plant trees with drones

  • Rapid fire... BioCarbon Engineering relies on drone- and satellite-data to identify locations in need of replanting. Drones plant trees by rapidly firing seedpods into the ground.
  • A greener picture... BioCarbon Engineering’s technology can change landscape management.