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Gaming Lifestyle Co Razer’s New Green Fund Makes First Investment Into Plastic-Free Toilet Paper Startup Bambooloo

5 Mins Read Razer, a billion-dollar global lifestyle brand for gamers, recently launched a new US$50 million Razer Green Fund and its very first green investment is in Bambooloo, a Singapore-based zero waste home goods brand focused on greening toilet paper. As part of its plan to support sustainable startups, Singaporean-American tech firm Razer has launched a green […]

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 […]

8 Innovative Startups To Watch At The Future Food-Tech Summit 2020

5 Mins Read The need for new technologies to accelerate innovation in the food industry has never been greater, as the world battles the interrelated crises of climate change, food insecurity and the coronavirus pandemic. The upcoming Future Food-Tech Summit taking place on December 2-3 will see some of the startups and entrepreneurs who are at the forefront […]

True Gum Raises US$1.2M To Expand Its Plastic-Free Vegan Chewing Gum Line

3 Mins Read Copenhagen-based startup True Gum has recently closed a €1 million (US$1.2 million) funding round, which will go towards further product development and expanding its distribution across international markets. True Gum’s flagship product is a plastic-free and plant-based chewing gum that is fully biodegradable and sugar-free.  The financing was led by German venture capital fund Oyster […]

Ag-Tech FluroSat Wins Future Food Asia 2020 Award, Japan’s DAIZ & Thailand’s Let’s Plant Meat Score Plant Protein Prize

4 Mins Read A number of exciting food and agri-tech startups in Asia-Pacific have been recognised for their disruptive and sustainable solutions to tackle our broken food system. Announced at the recent Future Food Asia conference, Australian tech-enabled full crop cycle analytics provider FluroSat won the top Future Food Asia 2020 Award, while next-generation plant-based startups Let’s Plant […]

These 5 Asian Startups Are Innovating Sustainability Solutions, From Repurposing Waste To Clean Meat

3 Mins Read Southeast Asian agri-food tech accelerator GROW’s newly launched Singapore Food Bowl, an accelerator program focused on boosting Singapore’s food security in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, has just unveiled its participating startups. Among the 12 selected include entrepreneurs working on urban farming technologies to lab-grown protein and valorising food waste. Here, we take a […]

UN Environmental Programme Awards Asian Entrepreneurs For Post Covid-19 Green Business Solutions

3 Mins Read Nine entrepreneurs have been selected by a sustainable startup initiative launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for their green business solutions that will help the continent “build back better” after the coronavirus pandemic. The winners hailing from Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam and China will each receive US$10,000 in funding alongside business mentoring […]

ADB Ventures To Start Investing In Climate & Gender Impact Asia Startups

2 Mins Read ADB Ventures, a new venture platform to support and invest in startups offering tech-based impact solutions to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has just announced that it will start making investments. It follows the success of its first inaugural investment fund, which raised US$50 million, exceeding its target. As the world begins to […]

Google Launches Climate Startup Accelerator Program, Critics Remain Skeptical

2 Mins Read Google is on the hunt for “social impact” startups that are focused on sustainability and working on solving climate-related issues. Announced on Tuesday, this scheme hopes to target those companies that are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly those who have struggled to find investors or partnerships with other startups with […]