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In 2013, Ricar­do Lopez found­ed Bell­wether Cof­fee with a lofty goal: trans­form the way cof­fee is roast­ed, dis­trib­uted, and sold. His pitch con­vinced investors to fork over $10 mil­lion in August 2018 for a […]

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A Cal­i­for­nia start-up wants to “redesign the entire end-of-life expe­ri­ence.” The answer to “eter­ni­ty man­age­ment”? Forests. SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Death comes for all of us, but Sil­i­con Val­ley has, […]

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to Address Farmer2Farmer Conference

Secretary will meet with growers and address 4,000 attendees in Omaha

By Farmers Business Network Inc
November 25, 2019

Novem­ber 25, 2019 08:00 AM East­ern Stan­dard Time SIOUX FALLS, S.D.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Farm­ers Busi­ness Net­workSM(FBN), the inde­pen­dent farmer-to-farmer net­work, today announced that Son­ny Per­due, U.S. Sec­re­tary of Agri­cul­ture, will address the […]

Game Changers 2020 Essay Series: When Faced With Times Like These, Turn to Impact Investing

When Faced With Times Like These, Turn to Impact Investing

Silicon Valley Leadership Group
By Nancy Pfund, Managing Partner, DBL Partners
October 30, 2019

At present, in a time when truth and trans­paren­cy seem ever-elu­­sive, when divi­sive­ness appears a way of life, and social and envi­ron­men­tal threats loom large, a bright spot has emerged. […]

Electrify Coffee? Nancy Pfund and the Rive Brothers See Returns in Roasting

Former SolarCity CEO to join the board at Bellwether Coffee, whose all-electric bean roaster has VCs abuzz.

Green Tech Media
By Julian Spector
September 19, 2019

If they can decaf­feinate cof­fee, why not decar­bonize it, too? Berke­­ley-based Bell­wether Cof­fee pro­posed to do just that by build­ing a ful­ly elec­tric micro-roast­er. The prod­uct replaces con­ven­tion­al gas-burn­ing machines […]

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