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