- When it comes to putting impact deals together, intermediaries deserve as much credit, recognition, and praise as name-brand funders and investors.
- Milk Money was started in 2014 to take advantage of a state law that allows any Vermonter over the age of 18 to invest in local startups.
- The funding was led by the Grantham Foundation, the private foundation of Jeremy Grantham, founder of asset management firm GMO.
- “Our goal is to help the public and private sectors speak the same language when it comes to urban transportation,” said Coord’s co-founder Stephen Smyth.
- Capital flows in Latin America, listening to customers, North Carolina’s startup ecosystems, crypto solar, LadyAgri hub
- “The single most important feature of Lean Data is its focus on listening to customers in order to serve them better,” writes Alnoor Ebrahim, a professor Tufts’ Fletcher School. Acumen’s Lean Data methodology is no silver bullet, he says, and “is better seen as a complement to evaluation approaches such as randomized control trials rather than a substitute.”
A healthy environment for startups begins with a targeted investment in the systems nurturing founders and budding entrepreneurs. That’s been the driving philosophy for Durham-based NC Idea Foundation, which since 2006 has invested millions to support maturing startup cultures in cities and towns across North Carolina. The privately-funded foundation has supported more than 250 North