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CNote Raises $3 Million to Scale Technology-Enabled Investment Into America’s Most Underserved Communities

CNote Raises $3 Million to Scale Technology-Enabled Investment Into America’s Most Underserved Communities

CNote, a women-founded and led financial technology platform that makes it easy to invest in economic inclusion, has closed a $3 million dollar oversubscribed private funding round to extend its reach in the fast-growing socially responsible investing space.

Upgraid and Naturex announce collaboration

Upgraid and Naturex announce collaboration

Organic wellness company Upgraid has announced a collaboration with Naturex, part of Givaudan, to expand its product portfolio.

Upgraid Joins Forces with Naturex to Deliver Organic Ingredients Backed by Clinical Science

Upgraid Joins Forces with Naturex to Deliver Organic Ingredients Backed by Clinical Science

Upgraid, the first ever wellness company with a science-based approach, has announced a collaboration with Naturex, part of Givaudan, to expand its product portfolio.

Hydra Studios Raises $3.8M for its Network of Wellness Spaces

Hydra Studios Raises $3.8M for its Network of Wellness Spaces

Hydra Studios, an operator of wellness spaces in the city launched by two Goldman alums, is looking to serve this market through its network of spaces for people to relax, workout, and recharge at convenient locations throughout the city as we began pondering life post-COVID.

Funders Begin to Look Upstream — to Women

Funders Begin to Look Upstream — to Women

Portfolios have better returns when diverse backgrounds and minds collaborate to build strong companies.

California Safe Soil and KDC Ag Expand Breakthrough Food Recycling Technology Nationwide

California Safe Soil and KDC Ag Expand Breakthrough Food Recycling Technology Nationwide

Acclaimed West Coast ag-tech startup, California Safe Soil (CSS), today announced it has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with KDC Ag for the nationwide development and commercialization of its patented food waste conversion and fertilizer technology.

Fast Company Impact Council: 2020 Members

Fast Company Impact Council: 2020 Members

These forward-thinking business leaders have lent their knowledge and expertise to Fast Company throughout the year.

#NYCtech Week in Review: 10/4/20-10/10/20

#NYCtech Week in Review: 10/4/20-10/10/20

Cloud4Wi, the location-based data platform, has raised $2.55M in funding according to a recent SEC filing.

Andie Swim raises $6.5 million to invest in expansion

Andie Swim raises $6.5 million to invest in expansion

New York city-based swimwear brand Andie Swim announced on Thursday the closing of a Series A funding round of $6.5 million, which will allow the direct-to consumer company to further expand.

Andie and Toluca Challenge Swimwear Norms With Inclusive Sizing

Andie and Toluca Challenge Swimwear Norms With Inclusive Sizing

Swimsuit startups are making waves in a global market estimated to reach $28 billion by 2024, according to Allied Market Research.

We’re excited to be working with Solstice (@solarforgood), the community solar startup dedicated to bringing affordable solar power to the 80% of Americans who cannot install a rooftop system by using solar arrays installed in a centralized location. https://bit.ly/3sInjRt

The number of investments in socially and environmentally responsible businesses have grown exponentially this year. Why? One theory is that the pandemic has shed light on global inequality, and has pushed investors toward positive impact. #sustainability https://bit.ly/383pVQw

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Via the @UN_News_Centre, the world now has #cleanenergy solutions for the most pressing environmental and humanitarian issues -- 2021 looks like the year they will be meaningfully implemented. https://bit.ly/2XtOlhc

Which way the wind does the wind blow? In Germany, for the first time ever, wind, solar and other #renewables produced more energy than fossil fuels. https://bit.ly/2Lljv7o

We applaud the @federalreserve’s move to ensure our financial system remains “resilient” by joining the @NGFS_ after a year of collaboration with the org, now including climate change as part of its assessment of financial vulnerabilities. https://reut.rs/3akLe2L

#Sustainability is the new fashion. From resale to rental and transparency in marketing and supply chains, the #fashion industry has to accommodate the eco-conscious consumer? https://bit.ly/3aiDkHb

Start them young! From Trey Brown, the 14-year-old founder of @OfficialSPERGO to Moziah Bridges, who founded @MosBowsMemphis at age nine, it’s exciting to see #GenZ emerge as the #entrepreneur generation. https://bit.ly/33j5b5P

Control:Glucose from @upgraidmenow aim to reduce the peaks and valleys of energy we often feel after a big meal, slowing the body’s blood sugar metabolism to maintain metabolic health. https://bit.ly/2K6Z9il

We echo the call for bipartisan action from @Amazon, @Citigroup, @Ford and other U.S. corporate stalwarts. We must do everything in our power to preserve our planet, our economy, and our way of life. https://on.wsj.com/3m9k6WJ

Despite a year of crisis, optimism is up and investments are growing, according to the @NFIB, thanks mainly to the inspiring ingenuity of small businesses, from restaurants pivoting to outdoor dining to the influx of startups offering Covid-safe services. https://bit.ly/2LjbcZQ