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New Impact Shakers Awards To Recognise Climate-Forward & Inclusive European Startups

3 Mins Read A new competition has launched to award European startups who are making a positive impact on society and the environment. Created by Impact Shakers, an organisation supporting impact entrepreneurship, an international jury will award winners across twelve categories, from food to energy, gender equality and peace.  Open for submission this month, the Impact Shakers Awards […]

Serena Williams Backs Social Impact E-Commerce Solution Startup ShoppingGives

3 Mins Read Chicago-based startup ShoppingGives, a social impact e-commerce platform, has announced that it has received investment from Serena Ventures, the venture capital firm launched by tennis champion Serena Williams. Described as a platform that seeks to “democratise cause-marketing”, ShoppingGives makes it possible for retailers to offer their customers to search among more than 1.5 million nonprofits […]

Plant-Based Review App abillionveg Announces US$3 Million Pre-Series A Round & Partnership With Impossible Foods

2 Mins Read Singapore based plant-based review and discovery app abillionveg has closed a pre-Series A funding round totalling US$3 million with injections by Hong Kong’s Nan Fung Group, CloudKitchens and York Capital. In addition, Twitter’s head of Asia-Pacific, Maya Hari, has joined as an investor and advisor to the company. The startup also announced new partnerships with […]

The Spaceship: New Online Program For First-Time Impact Entrepreneurs

3 Mins Read The Spaceship is a new virtual learning program designed to provide a foundation for new entrepreneurs to make a difference for the planet, from finding out one’s passion point to gaining access to workshops and connecting with like-minded peers. The online learning course is slated to launch this September.  Founded by a team of educators, […]

Plant-Based Review App abillionveg Announces US$2 Million Seed Funding Round

2 Mins Read Singapore-based review app abillionveg announced a seed funding round of US$2 million in funding, which is globally, the largest seed fund round for a plant-based startup in 2019. This follows other record-breaking funding news in the plant-based world earlier this year, including Beyond Meat’s IPO and Impossible Foods’ US$300 million Series E round.  Securing the […]