How will Steve Case know whether the rest are rising with his $150 million fund? (podcast)

https://medium.com/media/8cd6de71183ac169f21e3fdc670a02aa/href First came the bus tour. AOL founder Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest tour has visited 33 cities in four years, meeting with entrepreneurs and civic leaders far from the coastal enclaves that usually command the attention of tech titans and venture capitalists. Along the way, Case has allied with folks like J.D. Vance,

Measuring and managing impact performance for better business decisions

It is hard to miss the incredible growth and attention that impact investments have achieved in recent years. With a near constant stream of high-profile individuals and firms making impact investments, the industry is featured in the pages of newspapers and financial magazines on a daily basis. But one of the industry’s most impressive areas of

Impact Tech: Year in Review. Big challenges, falling costs, solutions at scale

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! Year in Review: Impact Tech Tech’s new new thing: positive impact. Let others track the bitcoin bubble. ImpactAlpha is mining for blockchain solutions for migrants and refugees. While they obsess over Big Tech’s election #fail, we’re tracking investments in civic tech that boost engagement and participation. At ImpactAlpha, we’re telling the next tech

Women Rising: Year in Review. Money moving, norms changing, more to come

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! Year in Review: Women Rising This year, #MeToo became the shorthand for a long-overdue reckoning with sexual assault and harassment. Next year, it is our hope that every #MeToo story is matched by examples of capital backing women-led and women-focused ventures, funds and investment products. That would move the needle on Sustainable Development

A baker’s dozen of investment funds and tools mobilizing capital for women and girls

In 2017, #MeToo became the shorthand for a long-overdue reckoning with sexual assault and harassment. Next year, #MeToo could very well be a trending hashtag for investors, fund managers and advisors moving billions into women-led and women-focused ventures, funds and investment products. That capital could help make possible the realization of Sustainable Development Goal №

This woman is leading farmers in Peru to higher incomes, climate resilience and a better future

By Will McAneny, Root Capital Thirty years ago, this place looked very different. Nestled in the foothills where the Amazon rainforest meets the towering Andes Mountains, the Peruvian town of San Martín de Pangoa exudes an aura of calm. Life seems to move at a leisurely pace; ambling through the town’s mostly-unpaved streets, you’ll see mototaxis

The Brief’s Big Ten: 2030 Finance, tax-cut casualties, investing in Detroit, Colorado and Virginia

Good Friday evening, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: The Brief’s Big Ten 1. Introducing 2030 Finance, where ImpactAlpha tracks the global shift of capital. The tagline for our new sub-site, 2030 Finance: “Investors meet the global goals.” That’s both a description, as more investors find the Sustainable Development Goals and the global climate agreement to be powerful drivers