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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.
To achieve systems change, attention must be paid not just to formal procedures or activity, but also to culture, and in particular, to a culture that is results-based and focuses on accountability, says Zia Khan of the Rockefeller Foundation.
Asia's rapid growth in recent decades has been bittersweet, as the region has had to deal with the environmental footprint of its growth while maturing its social economies to better serve the interests of all its citizens.
Smartfeed and Multimer Data are two of the 12 startups that have been selected by media-for-good accelerator Matter Ventures for its intensive five-month program.
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."
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