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Opinion: National monuments threatened by Trump drive millions of private sector jobs

The Mercury News
By Nancy Pfund
August 22, 2017

America’s pro­tected pub­lic lands con­tribute to our nation’s eco­nomic vital­ity in so many ways. But new poli­cies from Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and Sec­re­tary of the Inte­rior Ryan Zinke are putting our nation’s parks, pub­lic lands and national mon­u­ments at risk, and our econ­omy along with them. Rescind­ing or mod­i­fy­ing Cal­i­for­nia National Mon­u­ments on the basis of a sin­gle 120-​​​​day review end­ing …
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Amid push for workforce diversity, campaign works to include Bay Area residents with disabilities

The Mercury News
August 11, 2017

Even as California’s unem­ploy­ment rate has sunk to record lows in recent months, the pop­u­la­tion of peo­ple with intel­lec­tual or devel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties has strug­gled with high lev­els of unem­ploy­ment or under­em­ploy­ment. A col­lab­o­ra­tion among three Bay Area agen­cies is try­ing to change that. Launched in July 2016, Hire­Able is a cam­paign from three non­profit part­ners — Con­tra Costa ARC, Futures …
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You Say You Want a Revolution — Podcast with Nancy Pfund

Umpqua Bank/Slate
August 4, 2017

Nancy Pfund is the mind behind the money of Tesla and Pan­dora. She’s a ven­ture cap­i­tal­ist with a vision for change, just like Kim Colaprete and Chavi Hohm—the bom­bas­tic per­son­al­i­ties behind Team Diva, one of Seattle’s most pro­gres­sive real estate groups. Nancy and Team Diva have never met, but they’re both chang­ing how we think about money and define profit. …
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Press Releases

Introducing DBL’s newest portfolio company: Brainscope

September 8, 2017

Brainscope-DBL Website featured image

Brain­Scope Com­pletes $16 Mil­lion Equity Fundraise August 30, 2017 Brain­Scope Com­pany, Inc., the med­ical neu­rotech­nol­ogy com­pany which cre­ated the first FDA-​​​​cleared hand­held med­ical device for assess­ment of the full spec­trum of …
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FBN: Farmer2Farmer 2016

December 13, 2016


Farm­ers Busi­ness Net­work (FBNSM), the ground­break­ing inde­pen­dent farmer-​​​​to-​​​​farmer net­work, today announced the launch of major new tech­nolo­gies and ser­vices that expand the network’s agro­nomic intel­li­gence. FBN also launched its FBN
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OGE and EDF Announce Partnership for Off-​​Grid Solar in West Africa

November 15, 2016

Off Grid Elec­tric and EDF join hands in offer­ing a new off-​​​​grid solar power solu­tion for rural areas in West Africa First large-​​​​scale oper­a­tional part­ner­ship between a global energy com­pany and a lead­ing off-​​​​grid solar com­pany. Off Grid Electric’s expe­ri­ence in Tan­za­nia and EDF’s expe­ri­ence in South Africa shows that house­holds using these ser­vices have reduced emis­sions from kerosene and …
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