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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.