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CityRock investment BlocPower among the 2022 CNBC Disruptor 50

CityRock investment BlocPower among the 2022 CNBC Disruptor 50

The 2022 CNBC Disruptors are 50 private companies growing and innovating through a challenging market and changed world, while inspiring change in their larger, incumbent competitors.

Apple and CNote partner to put $25 million in CDs at mission-driven financial institutions

Apple and CNote partner to put $25 million in CDs at mission-driven financial institutions

By putting cash in these institutions, Apple will help expand the credit unions’ capacity to work with customers, allowing more community members to get low-interest loans and avoid predatory lenders.

Walnut Announces a $110M Series A to Increase Access to Affordable Care for Every American

Walnut Announces a $110M Series A to Increase Access to Affordable Care for Every American

Walnut raised $110M in a Series A round led by Gradient Ventures with strong participation from new and existing investors including Newark Ventures, Afore Capital, 2048 Ventures, CityRock Ventures, AngelList, Weekend Fund, Company Ventures, Banana Capital, Goodwater Capital, and Muse Capital. Founders and executives from Teachable, Clearbit, and Afterpay also participated. The round is composed of $10M in equity financing and $100M in debt financing; the debt portion of the round was provided by Clear Haven Capital.

The Quakes partner with Aunt Flow to ensure access to cost-free menstrual products

The Quakes partner with Aunt Flow to ensure access to cost-free menstrual products

The San Jose Earthquakes will install and regularly restock pad and tampon dispensers in all 15 women’s and family restrooms at PayPal Park and the adjacent Front Office building. The club will have these available to employees and fans beginning on Saturday, April 2 when the Quakes host Austin FC.

Sealed will eat the cost of decarbonizing your home if it can’t cut your energy waste

Sealed will eat the cost of decarbonizing your home if it can’t cut your energy waste

If you own a home, Sealed has a heat pump to sell you. The Manhattan-based startup, which helps homeowners replace their oil- and gas-gulping heating systems via an unusual financing model, has secured an additional $29.5 million in a new deal led by property-tech investor Fifth Wall. Other investors, including Robert Downey Jr.’s FootPrint Coalition and CityRock, also chipped in.

Vivvi in Forbes: The ROI of Childcare in a Post-Pandemic World

Vivvi in Forbes: The ROI of Childcare in a Post-Pandemic World

The numbers make it clear that existing employer benefits don’t do enough to support caregivers. The cost of child care continues to rise, now accounting for the single biggest line-item expense for the average American family (more than housing, healthcare and food). Imagine how much more valued these workers would feel and how much more productive they could be if companies invested in child care.

Sealed announces $29.5 million in new funding to stop home energy waste and electrify all homes

Sealed announces $29.5 million in new funding to stop home energy waste and electrify all homes

Sealed today announced the expansion of its Series B funding with an additional $29.5 million equity investment led by Fifth Wall Climate Tech with participation from Robert Downey Jr.’s FootPrint Coalition, CityRock Venture Partners, Cyrus Capital and Keyframe Capital, bringing its total capital raised to $62.5 million.

LOLIWARE in Forbes: How To Make Plastic Disappear

LOLIWARE in Forbes: How To Make Plastic Disappear

Loliware introduces seaweed pellets that can replace plastic at scale. The brand puts the spotlight on straws, but that’s just the beginning.

CityRock invests in Aunt Flow’s $8.5M Series A round to bring menstrual products to corporate tenants across the U.S

CityRock invests in Aunt Flow’s $8.5M Series A round to bring menstrual products to corporate tenants across the U.S

"People are excited to go back to the office," says founder and CEO Claire Coder. "And with that, there will be an opportunity for us to continue to stock organizations."

A Discussion with Lauren Salz, Co-Founder and CEO, Sealed

A Discussion with Lauren Salz, Co-Founder and CEO, Sealed

Lauren Salz sat down with award-winning technology journalist Emily Chang to discuss her company's mission and her personal journey as a founder.

We're inspired to see the @GoCNote team up with @Apple to deposit $25 million with mission-driven financial institutions, giving more community members access to low-interest loans.

Learn more about this impactful collaboration: https://bit.ly/38g514K

#fintech #banking

Check out our portcos in the news!

@Andieswim listed as a @CNN favorite product drop of the week: https://cnn.it/3wmwh9O

@GoAuntFlow's @ClaireCoder to speak at @TechCrunch Live: https://tcrn.ch/3L5HZuJ

@Finovate features @GoCNote's @Apple partnership: https://bit.ly/3wjseeq

.@sealedhomes is only getting bigger!

Our portfolio company has added Chicago to its growing list of cities they're helping become energy-efficient through home improvements. https://bit.ly/3vD2hqU

#sustainability #energy

Sustainability is not an option it's an imperative.

Watch and learn how @ModernMeadow's technology delivers clean, climate-responsible solutions for brands and their customers. https://bit.ly/3KDpfCI #biotechnology #biotech #materialsscience

Congratulations @Blocpower for being named to @CNBC's #Disruptor50 list for the second consecutive year! We're excited to see our portfolio company continue to innovate and inspire clean energy initiatives across the nation. @CNBCDisruptors #sustainability https://cnb.cx/3MqlZfp

We're proud to support visionaries like @LaurenSalz, CEO and Co-Founder of @Sealedhomes, and @Dbaird13, CEO and Founder of @Blocpower, who are some of the most prominent leaders driving change to fight global warming. https://bloom.bg/3KTDAuJ #sustainability #renewableenergy

.@Walnuthq is revolutionizing healthcare by allowing patients to spread out their out-of-pocket costs over time and afford the care they need.

Learn about their Series A: https://bit.ly/3yowcVD

Apply to be their Chief of Staff! https://bit.ly/3N4Abei #healthtech #fintech.

Catch up on the latest news of our portfolio company, @waInuthq, and its Series A funding announcement in the Fortune TermSheet, @FortuneMagazine's daily VC newsletter! https://bit.ly/37BzI44 #fintech #healthtech #funding #BNPL

The fast-growing visual art streaming platform, @Loupe_art, is #hiring!

Apply for open roles like Director of Business Development (B2B) and Chief Revenue Officer to join a team devoted to transforming how people view and acquire art. https://bit.ly/3FuG0if #jobs #werehiring

ICYMI! Check out some of the most recent mentions of our portfolio companies in the news:
@SealedHomes featured in @AlleyWatch: https://bit.ly/3kCoEXb
@dipanwita_d, CEO and Co-founder of @SorceroCo, featured in the AI and the Future of Work #podcast: https://apple.co/38dg6Du

Today and every day we honor all moms, especially the hard-working mothers who lead our portfolio companies and who work at H/L!

And a special nod to businesses like @vivviearlylearn and @goauntflow, changing child care and maternal health for the better. Happy #MothersDay!