Edovo closes $9.8 million to expand tablet-based inmate education

  • Other criminal-justice focused startups... include Pigeonly, which has raised more than $5 million to  dramatically cut costs and hassles for friends and families in keeping in touch with inmates.
  • Mission-driven investors... backed Edovo’s Series A round, including SustainVC, Impact Engine, Kapor Capital and Ekistic Ventures.

Investing in opportunity zones, water investments, Agents of Impact, dealflow

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! Featured: Impact Voices Rip Rapson, Kresge Foundation president: How to make Opportunity Zones work. As Washington welcomed the overhaul of the tax system earlier this winter, many community-minded investors and champions of more inclusive economies feared that essential tools to support and improve low-income communities would be gutted. “Thankfully, they weren’t,” writes Rip

Opportunity Zones need responsive, transparent and long term investments

  • Community development finance... is the backbone of strong cities and communities.
  • The Opportunity Zone program... is a significant departure from other community investment programs.
  • Investments in these zones... need to be responsive, transparent, long term and reach all communities that need them.