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Crain’s 2019 Notable Women in Tech: Christina Sass

Crain's New York Business
May 21, 2019

Christi­na Sass Co-founder and pres­i­dent, Andela Christi­na Sass is the co-founder and pres­i­dent of Andela, a soft­ware engi­neer­ing firm that devel­ops dis­trib­uted engi­neer­ing teams to sup­port glob­al tech com­pa­nies. Andela places par­tic­u­lar empha­sis on cul­ti­vat­ing promis­ing female engi­neers, employ­ing women …
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New Collaborative Looks to Make Market-Rate Investments with Conservation Impact

Conservation Finance Network
By Vincent Caruso
May 21, 2019

Impact Cap­i­tal Man­agers (ICM), a net­work of impact-focused ven­ture cap­i­tal and pri­vate equi­ty funds, is out to dis­prove the notion that invest­ing for impact requires sac­ri­fic­ing finan­cial return. On the con­trary, ICM mem­bers aim to match or exceed the over­all per­for­mance …
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VC-backed UrbanSitter buys Sitter Inc

The PE Hub Network
By Iris Dorbian
May 20, 2019

Urban­Sit­ter has acquired Den­ver-based Sit­ter Inc, a cre­ator of an app that helps par­ents to find, book and pay babysit­ters. No finan­cial terms were dis­closed. UrbanSitter’s back­ers include Advance Ven­ture Part­ners, Canaan Part­ners, DBL Investors, First Round Cap­i­tal, Match Group – a divi­sion of IAC, Men­lo …
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Press Releases

DBL Partners and ZOLA Electric Announce Nigeria Expansion at Global Climate Action Summit

September 11, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE San Fran­cis­co, CA (Sep­tem­ber 11, 2018) — DBL Part­ners and its port­fo­lio com­pa­ny ZOLA Elec­tric (“ZOLA”), for­mer­ly Off Grid Elec­tric, today announced a Glob­al Cli­mate Action Sum­mit pledge …
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Urbansitter & RubyRibbon: New Data Shows Women Love Their Side Hustles and It’s Not All About the Money

September 7, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 7, 2018 /​​PRNewswire/​​ — A new sur­vey of more than 1,000 women with side hus­tles reveals that the top three rea­sons women choose inde­pen­dent work are: flex­i­bil­i­ty (44 per­cent), income (38 per­cent) and entre­pre­neur­ship (25 per­cent). Com­mis­sioned by BabyQuip (www​.babyquip​.com), Ruby Rib­bon (www​.rubyrib​bon​.com) and Urban­Sit­ter (www​.urban​sit​ter​.com) “Women in the Gig Econ­o­my 2018” pro­vides an in-depth look at …
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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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