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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.

Emogi Closes $12.6 Million in Series A Funding

Emogi Closes $12.6 Million in Series A Funding

Emogi is a Conversational Content Leader Helping People Have Better Conversations and Deeper Emotional Expression in Messaging

Too many aspiring entrepreneurs want to be hoodie-clad billionaires

Too many aspiring entrepreneurs want to be hoodie-clad billionaires

In today’s world, Silicon Valley founders like Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk seem to represent the only startup goal worth striving for. Unless you’re a hoodie-wearing billionaire who’s creating apps and disrupting industries, you’ll be dismissed (especially by young people) as unimportant.

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86% of menstruators have started their period in public without access to needed supplies.

Our portco @GoAuntFlow tells how they joined with the @akronlibrary so no one has to abandon their studies due to this disparity.

#periodequity #womenshealth - https://bit.ly/3DWIIhX

NIL collectives are spreading across universities thanks to celebrities like @drewbrees and companies like @SpryCompliance, who is helping student-athletes and schools take advantage of opportunities while navigating complex regulations. https://bit.ly/3fboFCb #nil #startups

Congrats to our portco @BlocPower on launching @tech4publicgood together with @aclima, @BitwiseInd, and Promise. Read more on @CityLab: https://bloom.bg/3BD6AWg

#TechForGood #ImpactInvesting

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

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VP, Solution Engineering, @SorceroCo
VP, Product Marketing, @SorceroCo
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Covid underscored how important it is for healthcare professionals to have comprehensive, streamlined data. [Sorcero] leverages AI for medical insights that impact patient outcomes. Watch the on-demand webinar: https://bit.ly/3BS5ZA4

#DataAnalytics #LifeSciences #HealthTech"

According to @lifewiretech #CommunitySolar could more than double the US’s total solar capacity. Our portfolio company @solarforgood is leading the way, bringing #CleanEnergy opportunities to the 80% of people unable to install rooftop #solar. https://bit.ly/3BmTfAa #climate

MSL Journal shares, "Each day across the #lifesciences, experts are overcome with new data." Read how @SorceroCo CCO @RichardGraves says #medicalaffairs teams can use AI to deliver the right #data and insights at the right time to impact patient outcomes: https://bit.ly/3BgacMl

Pittsburgh's #climateaction plan is in motion to reduce emissions 50% by 2030. @sealedhomes is proud to be part of the solution, making homes more #energyefficient and liveable. Watch to learn more: https://bit.ly/3S4u23U

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