Seven tech-driven takeaways from Oslo’s Katapult Future Festival

ImpactAlpha, May 30 – SOCAP meets Burning Man meets TechCrunch Disrupt this month at the second annual Katapult Future Festival in Oslo, Norway. The future-fest drew 650 impact investors, technologists and agents of impact from around the globe (including her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit!) to put forward exponential solutions to exponential problems. Here are

Backstage Capital looks to raise $36 million for black female founders

  • Recent deals… Backstage invested in Thurst, “a dating app for queer people of all genders” and in travel app Localeur, as well as Novoron, Solstice and Pilotly.
  • Bigger tickets… With this fund, Backstage intends to do 15-20 deals of an average $1 million in size, a big jump from its original intention to write checks of between $25,000 and $100,000.