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Loliware’s kelp-based plastic alternatives snag $6M seed round from eco-conscious investors

Loliware’s kelp-based plastic alternatives snag $6M seed round from eco-conscious investors

The last few years have seen many cities ban plastic bags, plastic straws and other common forms of waste, giving environmentally conscious alternatives a huge boost — among them Loliware, purveyor of fine disposable goods created from kelp.

Seaweed Straws Leader Supported by Venture Capital

Seaweed Straws Leader Supported by Venture Capital

LOLIWARE, the world's leading seaweed-based material technology company replacing plastics, announced the close of a $6MM financing round, led by prominent NY venture firm Hatzimemos / Libby.

The Brief: Blended climate finance, lab-grown meat, JPMorgan’s development finance, circular economy for plastics, Sorenson’s Winter Innovation Summit

The Brief: Blended climate finance, lab-grown meat, JPMorgan’s development finance, circular economy for plastics, Sorenson’s Winter Innovation Summit

Loliware fights ‘status quo’ for straws

Loliware fights ‘status quo’ for straws

A New York-based material technology company clinched $6 million in venture capital and aims to boost manufacturing of its flagship biodegradable straw in hopes of replacing single-use plastic straws.

Loliware closes $6MM venture round with top impact investors

Loliware closes $6MM venture round with top impact investors

LOLIWARE, the world's leading seaweed-based material technology company replacing plastics, announced the close of a $6MM financing round, led by prominent NY venture firm Hatzimemos / Libby.

The NYC Venture Capital News Digest: 12/2/2019

The NYC Venture Capital News Digest: 12/2/2019

This bi-weekly column covers the latest news from venture capital firms in NYC for the second half of November 2019 featuring must know news including news for Harlem Capital Partners, CityRock Venture Partners, and much more.

Finding free money for your social impact startup

Finding free money for your social impact startup

Some venture capitalists have a bias against startups with an explicit positive social impact on the grounds that they have a smaller addressable market, and that the founders are not sufficiently focused on creating shareholder wealth.

How New York can be the new Silicon Valley — without Amazon

How New York can be the new Silicon Valley — without Amazon

We shouldn't rely on help from the West Coast when NYC is full of homegrown talent that merely needs support.

How The Military May Hold a Key to the Skills Gap Paradox

How The Military May Hold a Key to the Skills Gap Paradox

Anyone who cares about the wealth and opportunity divide in this country has to be frustrated with the range of our policy options to fix the problem.

High-class startup problems: “Failing forward”

High-class startup problems: “Failing forward”

The phrase “fail forward,” repeated to the point of cliché, is part of the modern gospel of the innovation economy.

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