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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.

Congratulations to @ModernMeadow for securing its Series C and continuing to reimagine how the world approaches materials. https://bit.ly/3tycv7V

Our portfolio company @BlocPower, which combines advanced technologies, renewable energy solutions, & structured finance, was a finalist in the @FastCompany's World Changing Idea for the #Energy category!
https://bit.ly/3vYMhwY

Congratulations to Service First on its official launch! An impactful jewelry brand, Service First celebrates those who serve our country and communities. Read the latest @WWD https://bit.ly/3ezvlaa

Watch Service First cofounders Mike Burns and Al Vallejos share the origins of their impactful jewelry brand on @PIX11News https://bit.ly/3eyY9zV

The massive grant initiative by the @SBAgov should help ensure there is still a world of nightlife and live events for the vaccinated world to return to #smallbusiness #Covid https://nyti.ms/3xJIqpe

Like many with their fingers on the pulse of the market, @CreditSuisse sees boom times ahead for #cleanenergy investments of all kinds. https://cnb.cx/3gYoau3

Service First is not a typical jewelry brand. They exist to reconnect consumers to stories of military, first responder, not-for-profit, and front-line workers, symbolically through their work and their #podcast, Redefining the Influencer #LiveServiceFirst https://bit.ly/33gd1MM

#Leadership is a marathon, with the occasional sprint. Keeping your mind and your body ready for these shifts in cadence is essential to becoming (and remaining) a successful #entrepreneur. https://bit.ly/3vnKxwF

It’s often said that “perfection is the enemy of progress.” This was never more true than during a crisis. Prioritizing quick thinking and adaptation is how leaders take their organizations through stormy weather. #entrepreneurs #leadership https://mck.co/3vqtdaA