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Call No. 24: Agents of Impact converge on financing solutions to ‘light every clinic’ (video)

The people and principles needed to solve the challenges of financing solar power for frontline health clinics were represented on ImpactAlpha’s Agents of Impact Call No. 24 earlier this month. Now we just have to put the pieces together.  “The people on the (Zoom) chat can fix this,” said energy strategist Michael Liebreich, as dozens

Electric bus maker Proterra raises $200 million

ImpactAlpha, October 19 – Burlingame, Calif.-based electric bus maker Proterra has raised $200 million, backed by Cowen Sustainable Advisors, Soros Fund Management, Generation Investment Management, and Broadscale Group. Obvious Ventures was an early investor (see, “Talking trillion-dollar sustainability disruptions with Obvious Ventures’ Andrew Beebe”).  Proterra and other electric vehicle makers are on a fundraising tear,

Chelsea Clinton’s VC fund backs edtech startup Fiveable

ImpactAlpha, October 19 – Back in July, Axios reported that Clinton was “kicking around the idea” for a venture fund to invest in two sectors most impacted by the global pandemic: health and education. Her firm, Metrodora Ventures, made its first investment in online learning startup Fiveable, which is working to “democratize” access to advanced

Lightship Capital invests in mobile dentistry startup Kare Mobile

ImpactAlpha, October 19 – Poor, senior and rural Americans lack adequate access to affordable oral healthcare. Government programs like Medicare and Medicaid often do not cover dental care for adults.  Louisville, Ky.-based Kare Mobile, a mobile dentistry provider, serves under-represented communities with an app-based scheduling system, and back-end support for dentists that want to build