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Hippo Roller Modernizes Carrying Water in Developing Countries

The Hippo Roller is a simple innovation that saves women in developing countries from having to break their necks and bodies just to carry water.

Impact Investing Deal Report – June 21, 2017

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Julia's creator Julia Computing, and ride-hail services Grab and Ola were among this past week's notable deals, as well as big news of Whole Foods' acquisition by Amazon.

Vodafone’s WIP 2017 Winners Announced in Chicago

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Infectious disease platform provider PathVis, wireless anti-poaching collar-maker Wiper and fintech DreamSave wins Vodafone's annual contest at Landmark's Social Innovation Summit in Chicago.

Impact Investing Deal Report – June 14, 2017

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Among the highlights this past week - transportation disruptors Proterra, Ponycar, Supr Daily and Mercadoni. "Like Tesla, Proterra offers a similar value for the bus market," says one analyst.

Impact Investing Deal Report – June 7, 2017

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Among the notable deals this past week - digital education provider Yogome raised $6.6 million, tutoring platform Yuanfudao raised $120 million and EV-car sharing platform Yibuyongche $19 million.

Impact Investing Deal Report – May 31, 2017

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Female-owned impacting ventures get the spotlight among notable deals funded this past week - CrowdJustice, Bulletin, FS Card. Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn also notably led a $30 million funding raise for Change.org.

Impact Investing Deal Report – May 24, 2017

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Two education-based startups this past week, France-based JobTeaser, and Chase Jarvis' CreativeLive, were among this past week's notable investing deals.

Impact Investing Deal Report – May 17, 2017

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Among the highlights this past week - Cue's $15.5 million raise for its unique, self-health care tracker, Neighborly's $25 million raise for its platform to democratize the municipal bond market, and Japan-based Farmnote's $4.6 million raise for its IoT devices to track the health of livestock. Also, Naval Ravikant of Angel Co. took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York today Wednesday to announce a new syndicate vehicle called "Angel Funds."

Impact Investing Deal Report – May 10, 2017

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Among the highlights this past week - Farmecco received $600K to help modernize farmers P&L in Australia, Hamburg-based Kreditech, a competitor to Lenddo and LendUp, received $110 million, and Uber rival Go-Jek, based in Indonesia, received $1.2 billion in new funding.

Your Zip Code May Determine Your Life Expectancy in the U.S.

A recent study suggests that your life expectancy in the U.S. varies increasingly by where you live, arguing for a need for better policy prescriptions to improve job opportunities, education and health care across the nation.
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