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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.

Looking for your next opportunity? H/L portcos are #hiring!

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Director of Finance @GoAuntFlow
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and more!

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With companies like @Apple and @Netflix using its platform, portfolio company @GoCNote invested almost $300M in financial institutions focused on lending to minority-owned businesses and underserved communities. Learn how: https://bit.ly/3QF7ZRv #inclusion #equity

Listed as one of the best swimwear startups to know in 2022 by @BusinessInsider, our portfolio company @Andieswim is sure to make a splash this summer! #startup #fashion #femalefounder https://bit.ly/3aTZqlL

Today, we celebrate freedom.

Allow Juneteenth to serve as a reminder of our history and empower us to continue to strive for racial justice and equality. #Juneteenth #Juneteenth2022

Happy #FathersDay, especially to all the dedicated parents leading our portfolio companies.

We'd also like to shine a spotlight on companies like @vivviearlylearn, which continuously works to provide a family-inclusive future of work. #FathersDay2022

Explore how leather alternatives like @ModernMeadow's protein solution are beginning to catch on as more luxury brands drop the use of exotic leather. #Sustainability #luxuryfashion https://bit.ly/3mvtkix

With new animal feed production facilities planned for the future, our portfolio company Do Good Foods is working to create jobs and divert food waste by the hundreds of tons. Discover how: https://bit.ly/3mrQqqq
#foodwaste #sustainability

"80% of the team is female. And we continue efforts to keep growing the team and giving young promising female professionals opportunities to rise up, be successful, and gain exposure to the corporate world" - @GoCNote's @YTarasava on the JobMakers podcast https://bit.ly/3MztU9H

.@CNBC speaks with the incredible Sea Briganti, CEO of @LOLIWARE, on replacing plastics at scale with a seaweed biopolymer that can go through existing plastics manufacturing equipment! #sustainability #seaweedstraws https://cnb.cx/3O2De6Z

Take a look at how @OliverBLibby, Managing Partner of H/L Ventures, analyzes the evolution of climate tech with @VentureBeat and suggests the key to advancing innovative climate solutions.
#cleantech #climatetech https://bit.ly/3Mw3m97

Hear @Sealedhomes Founder and President @AndyJFrank speak with @drvolts of the Volts #podcast on the challenges of household energy efficiency and the benefits of a fully electrified home. #cleanenergy #sustainability https://bit.ly/3GqVOmD