Healthcare: Beyond the Zero-Sum War Over Resources

For those of you who like your healthcare policy analysis in 140-character snippets, I wrote this as a Tweet storm Tuesday night and have now embellished it with additional details: It’s hard to see the GOP’s proposed healthcare reform as anything but an assault on poor people, especially with the inevitable cuts to Medicaid to

#Dealflow 8.17.16: Mosaic’s big raise, a ‘smart city’ in Virginia and new financing for PowerPlant, Zoona, Galvanize and Scripbox

The big #Dealflow news of the month is the $220 million in equity financing raised by California-based solar financing company Mosaic. The financing, led by Warburg Pincus and supported by Core Innovation Capital and Obvious Ventures, “provides an open runway for growth,” said Billy Parish, Mosaic’s founder and CEO. Mosaic provides financing for residential rooftop solar installations

#Dealflow 8.3.16: Global Partnerships Absorbs Eleos, Bain Launches Fund, Gates Backs Biotech, Rockefeller Bros. Go Renewable

Few investors back early-stage startups targeting poor customers in emerging markets. Fewer still make money on such investments. To address this “pioneer gap,” Global Partnerships and Eleos Foundation announced the launch of a new $5 million Social Venture Fund that aims to impact the lives of 5 million people in East Africa – and earn a modest return. With $2.7

ImpactAlpha’s #DealFlow 3.21.2016: Investments in Education and Financial Services for Low-Income Indians

This week in impact investing news: India is again a hotbed of impact investment activity, with new debt and equity capital targeted at education and financial services for low-income populations. Israel appears to be fertile ground for social impact bonds, with the latest effort aimed at diabetes prevention. And the Canadian impact investment hub MaRS

DoctHers: Pakistan’s ‘Doctor Brides’ Inspire Confidence — and Better Health — for Women

Women make up the majority of students pursuing medical careers in Pakistan. For years, a government-imposed quota mandated that 80 percent of the seats at medical schools go to men, 20 percent to women. In 1991, the Supreme Court ruled the quota unconstitutional. Now, more than 80 percent of Pakistan’s medical students are women, compared to

ImpactAlpha’s #DealFlow for Jan. 15, 2016: Weekly Roundup of Impact Investments

Dealflow goes global this week: Abraaj Group bets big on healthcare expansion in India; Australian retirement funds attracted to affordable housing; and Big Issue Fund’s raise bodes well for UK social enterprises. Growth markets for health care. Betting on the growing demand for affordable healthcare in India, the Abraaj Group, the Dubai-based private equity firm, acquired a

DealFlow Nov. 5-12: ImpactAlpha’s Weekly Roundup of Investments, Raises and Exits

What, where, when and how impact capital flowed this week...See more impact deals in ImpactAlpha’s DealFlow section. Send your dealflow news to Mexican impact fund raises via public markets. Venture capital firm IGNIA has reached a $90 million first close on its second fund with commitments from domestic pension funds. The Mexican pension funds, which were