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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.

America Needs To Reclaim Our Entrepreneurial Spirit

America Needs To Reclaim Our Entrepreneurial Spirit

If we fail to come up with good answers for America’s workforce, the American Dream and all that flows from it will not survive.

On #EarthDay this year, let's feel energized by the progress we have made toward a green economy and reflect on how much is still to be done. Investing in sustainability isn’t charity - it’s a viable way forward and 2020, despite its difficulties, is proof positive of that. 🌎

It’s excellent to see the shoring up of our nation’s #cybersecurity vulnerabilities treated as a major priority, as the greatest global threats become increasingly digital. https://wapo.st/2Qa09VD

Pandemic or not, there was no lack of startup funding in 2020 with $143 billion raised, a 12% increase from 2019. Yet, late-stage funding to sole female founders was less than half of what it was last year. #shecession https://bit.ly/2OXlCki

Over 90% of the S&P 500 publish yearly #sustainability reports, yet they often lack the “investor grade” information firms seek. Investors are hungry for real-time, standardized data, and companies that meet this need will likely be rewarded. https://bit.ly/3vVowGC

We’re seeing light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, but will #remotework become the new normal? What will that mean for urban economies when businesses that employ 16 skyscraper floors worth of people no longer require them to commute? https://nyti.ms/3sSVK7P

Consumers feel the pressure to lower their carbon footprints, but are big enterprise polluters really doing enough to take on sustainable practices, or are they simply “greenwashing” their images with good news stories? #sustainability https://bit.ly/31OevNW

Congrats on this exciting news for our new partners at Walnut, led by our Venture Partner and longtime team member, Roshan Patel! #healthcare #impact https://tcrn.ch/39UHe7W

Now that the #SuezCanal has been cleared, let’s pause and ask why and how this “years in the making” crisis, according to @NYTimes, came about and can be avoided in the future. https://nyti.ms/3ue6SMT

We’re proud to invest in BlocPower, a startup with a mission to ensure that clean energy is available in low-income neighborhoods. Founder @DBaird13 knows firsthand the dangers and despair that come with insecure access to reliable heating. https://wapo.st/3wavgR7

We are proud that CityRock Ventures has co-led the #SeriesB financing of @holler_io, a company that embodies the growth, impact, and diversity traits we invest in from the H/L Ventures family. Congrats to @travismontaque and team!

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Holler raises $36M to power 'conversational media' in your favorite apps https://tcrn.ch/3cJ1POC by @anthonyha

AI’s designers are its teachers, and the technology inherits their biases, unconscious or not. Without a concerted effort towards an inclusive world view, we’ll be cementing societal ills within the algorithms that manage the world around us. https://nyti.ms/3eG2ilT #AI