Small logo Subscribe to leading news on impact investing. Learn More
The Brief Originals Dealflow Signals The Impact Alpha Impact Voices Podcasts Agents of Impact Open
What's Next Capital on the Frontier Measure Better Investing in Racial Equity Beyond Trade-offs Impact en las Americas New Revivalists
Local and Inclusive Climate Finance Catalytic Capital Frontier Finance Best Practices Geographies
Slack Agent of Impact Calls Events Contribute
The Archive ImpactSpace The Accelerator Selection Tool Network Map
About Us FAQ Calendar Pricing and Payment Policy Privacy Policy Terms of Service Agreement Contact Us
Locavesting Entrepreneurship Gender Smart Return on Inclusion Good Jobs Creative economy Opportunity Zones Investing in place Housing New Schooled Well Being People on the Move Faith and investing Inclusive Fintech
Clean Energy Farmer Finance Soil Wealth Conservation Finance Financing Fish
Innovative Finance
Personal Finance Impact Management
Africa Asia Europe Latin America Middle East Oceania/Australia China Canada India United Kingdom United States
Subscribe
Features
Series
Themes
Community
Data
Subscribe Log In
More

Edtech startup Smart Sparrow rakes in $4 million in new funding

Edtech startup Smart Sparrow has raked in $4 million in new funding. The company has raised $14 million since it launched in Australia in 2014. Smart Sparrow, now based in San Francisco, is part of a movement to help educators create digital content that is interactive and adaptive (see “Nearpod lands $21 million for tools for

Unicorn India Ventures makes its first fintech investment in SmartCoin

Unicorn India Ventures has made its first fintech investment: In SmartCoin. The early-stage venture fund has now made seven investments from its first fund, which it expects to close by mid-year. Unicorn expects to make up to 30 investments in media, pharmaceuticals and financial tech startups over the seven-year life of the fund. SmartCoin is a

And then there were 73…Echoing Green finalists

Women Rising Take a peek at the list of 73 finalists for 2017 Echoing Green fellowships, and takeaways from a review of all 2,879 applicants, 44 percent of them women. One trend: a heightened focus on civil and human rights, especially for refugees and immigrants. Winners will be announced in June. This post originally appeared in ImpactAlpha’s

Indian electric “Smart Scooter” maker raises prototype funding

Climate Finance Indian electric “Smart Scooter” maker has raised prototype funding. Twenty Two Motors, launched last August to develop an affordable electric vehicle for the Indian masses, has raised $1.6 million to prototype its electric “Smart Scooter.” The early-stage financing came from Ishwar Singh, CEO of Haryana Industries, an auto-parts maker, and former Harley-Davidson executive

And then there were 73…Echoing Green finalists

Take a peek at the list of 73 finalists for 2017 Echoing Green fellowships, and takeaways from a review of all 2,879 applicants, 44 percent of them women. One trend: a heightened focus on civil and human rights, especially for refugees and immigrants. Winners will be announced in June. This post originally appeared in ImpactAlpha’s daily

Bono said what? The Brief Quiz No. 10

This week, an aircraft carrier dramatically changed course and a man was dragged out of a plane. We’re focused on improving our Impact IQ. Are you? Take the Brief Quiz No. 10. Get ImpactAlpha’s daily newsletter, The Brief. 1. ImpactAlpha launched a new feature profiling folks that matter in impact investing. What’s it called? a. Super Saviors.

There is evidence about the results of social programs — and we need more

“There’s no demonstrable evidence they’re actually helping results,” President Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney said in proposing budget cuts to afterschool programs and Meals on Wheels. In fact, there’s ample evidence of the results of those programs and many others, argue Nonprofit Finance Fund’s Antony Bugg-Levine and Independent Sector’s Dan Cardinali. In Los Angeles, supportive housing