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Impact Investing Deal Report – June 21, 2017

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.

Investing in our Children is Investing in our Future

Save the Children has released its End of Childhood Index, which scores countries by factors that "end" childhood, such as malnutrition, violence, teen pregnancy and lack of access to education. Dr. Jill Biden and Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of the non-profit, are among who have been involved in the work.

Impact Investing Can Close Education Gaps, Report Says

The report, commissioned by the Kresge Foundation identifies capital hurdles and opportunity roadmaps to utilize various forms of capital – including mission-related and program-related investments (PRIs)– to support America’s need for talent.

Impact Investing Deal Report – June 7, 2017

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

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

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 10, 2017

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.

Impact Investing Deal Report – May 3, 2017

Sustainable feedstock maker Calysta, AltSchool and Bonsai AI were among this past week's notable investing deals. Calysta received $40 million in Series D for its innovative food technology that promises to eliminate the need for two increasingly scarce resources in our planet – water and agricultural land – for production of fish feed for the aquaculture industry.

EverFi receives $190M to Continue Transforming Education

EverFi has raised $190 million in Series D funding to continue teaching essential life skills through its unique platform on digital. The $2B Rise and Growth Funds led the deal. U2's Sonny Bono is a partner at the TPG Growth Fund.

Impact Investing Deal Report – April 26, 2017

Next-generation 911 emergency call delivery network RapidSOS, the Dave app that helps predicts bank overdrafts and helps consumers avoid big fees and all-natural kids meal creator KidFresh were among this past week's notable investing deals. RapidSOS received $14 million to continue its work building out its 911 emergency technology platform.
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