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We will publish on a regular basis short articles on current developments, deep dives and deals of the week.

Deals of the Week – November 20, 2020

November 20th, 2020|

Not much happened in the last week. Jeff Bezos has committed $10 billion to fund scientists, activists, NGO and others. On Monday, he said that he is giving the first $791 million to 16 groups. Grantees of the Bezos Earth Fund include the following recipients: The Climate and Clean [...]

Semantic creativity for a purpose: catalytic capital

November 16th, 2020|

Impact finance, like any other structuring sector, is seeing the blossoming of a number of terms aimed at better defining it. With the objective of increasing the capital available by spreading rapidly to all strata of conventional finance, the players agree on a vague definition that facilitates consensus. In [...]

Deals of the Week – November 13, 2020

November 13th, 2020|

We have all been following the news around potential vaccines this week. Some of the earlier investors which include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation or Dietmar Hopp have achieved both, impact and return. As of today, CureVac has a market capitalization of $11 billion and BioNTech of $26 [...]

Deals of the Week – November 6, 2020

November 6th, 2020|

Knokcare has raised €1,7 million in a financing round led by Mustard Seed MAZE. The company with offices in London and Porto offers a video platform where patients can speak with doctors. At the moment, they serve a base of more than 1.2 million patients. The German Financing Agency [...]

Deals of the Week – Oct 30, 2020

October 30th, 2020|

Raylo has raised up to GPB 10 million in a debt financing round led by Avelinia Capital. The UK-based company is running a circular economy leasing model. You can lease a refurbished iPhone 12 64GB for a monthly fee of GBP 27.99 for 24 months. It’s interesting to note [...]

Deals of the Week – Oct 23, 2020

October 23rd, 2020|

RaiseNow has raised $6 million in a Series A+ round. Zurich-based RaiseNow is managing the payments related to fundraising campaigns for 4,000 organizations. Up to now, they have processed 2.5 million transactions and a donation volume of over €300 million. Germans might be familiar with Altruja which is part [...]

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