Something Big Is Coming!
Plus the latest news on fundraising and people in impact.
Hello Impact Nation,
I’m preparing to launch something very special and BIG!
In the last seven years, I have embarked on an amazing journey.
I discovered what the blockchain could do and how important this new technology is for the future of our society.
And, I’ve been amazed by how much can still be done.
So… brace yourself. Something big is coming!
On that note, I’m gonna take a break from my podcast and newsletter, and dedicate all my time and energy to the launch of…
Nope, I can’t tell you now. 🤐
But no worries, I’ll be back soon!
Enjoy the end of the summer,
Elisa, the Impact Lady
This Week We Are Diving Into:
1. Good Gossip
2. News & Opportunities
Congrats to …
James Purcell ↪ has been appointed Head of Sustainability Frameworks at Credit Suisse, a leading global wealth manager with strong investment banking capabilities.
Gina Panayiotou ↪ has been appointed ESG manager at West P&I, a leading mutual marine insurer providing its worldwide membership of shipowners, charterers and operators with liability insurance and related services.
Mark Watson ↪ has been appointed Head of ESG advisory for Asia Pacific at Teneo, a leadership consulting firm.
Gui Ee Leen ↪ has been appointed Human Resources Partner at Gobi Partners, a Pan-Asian venture capital firm.
Koolboks ↪ raised $2.5M in seed funding to scale solar refrigeration across Africa. Lead investor: Aruwa Capital Management. Other investors: Acumen, PG Impact (Verein), All On, GSMA
iProcure ↪ raised $10.2M in Series B funding to expand in Uganda and Tanzania.
BankTech Ventures ↪ raised $115M in funding to support innovation and investment return for community banks and bank tech companies.
Phospholutions ↪ raised $5.3M in funding to support the commercialization of their RhizoSorb technology in the U.S. row crop market. Lead investors: Ospraie Ag Sciences (OAS), Bunge Ventures, the for-profit, global investment arm of Bunge, and UPL Ltd.
Econic Technologies ↪ raised £10.4M Series D funding to support the commercialisation of its catalyst and process technology. Lead investors: CM Venture Capital Fund III, GC Ventures Company Limited and ING Sustainable Investments B.V.
News & Opportunities
India’s Exponent Energy might have found the secret to deliver 15-minute rapid charging
Massive iron batteries could be key to displacing natural gas from the grid
Biden Signs Most Significant US Climate Investment into Law
Burberry’s Net Zero Emissions Goals Approved by SBTi
BlackRock announced acquisition of Australian Battery Storage Provider Akaysha
It should not be necessary to add any disclaimer but … Let’s say it anyway! This is not financial or tax advice. This newsletter is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. DYOR - Do Your Own Research!