Unreasonable Ventures

companies headquartered in countries, mitigating metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and impacting the lives of more than people.

386

Ventures

Added 25 in the last year

$14 bn

Total Financing Raised By Unreasonable Ventures

$12 bn

Total Revenue Generated By Unreasonable Ventures

1.5 m

Jobs Supported By Unreasonable Ventures

38%

Led by Women CEOs

58%

Traditionally Under-Represented CEOs (86% of the Fortune 500 CEOs are White Men)

*The Impact data below is self-reported by Unreasonable Fellows and the analogous perspectives are generated by AI.

As a result of 18 Unreasonable ventures, 28,687,615 people have gained access to relevant skills for employment, decent work, or entrepreneurship.

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That's more than the entire population of Australia, equipped with new skills for the future.

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Imagine every individual filling 325 Olympic-sized swimming pools, each person representing a drop of potential unleashed across various industries.

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This is akin to providing every inhabitant of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined with the tools and knowledge for a better career path.

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As a result of 12 Unreasonable ventures, 17,489,109 individuals have gained access to affordable and quality technical, vocational, and tertiary education, including university.

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This is almost equivalent to the entire population of the Netherlands, transforming the educational landscape for a whole country.

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Imagine every seat in Yankee Stadium filled to capacity, then multiply that by over 320. That's how many individuals have been empowered through education.

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It's like offering a new educational opportunity to every resident in the city of New York and still having enough left over to fill every classroom in Los Angeles.

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As a result of 9 Unreasonable ventures, 1,625,094 teachers have been trained.

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That's more than the total number of teachers in the entire continent of Australia.

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This is equivalent to training every teacher in the country of Spain.

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If each of these teachers impacted just 30 students, that's enriching the education of approximately 48.75 million students.

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As a result of 91 Unreasonable ventures, 99,181,990 metric tons CO2 equivalent of greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced.

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That's roughly equivalent to removing all cars from New York City for nearly 2 years.

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Imagine the annual CO2 absorption of about 163 million trees, that's the impact these ventures have matched.

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It's like turning off the electricity for every home in Los Angeles for over 8 years.

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As a result of 39 Unreasonable ventures, 2.37 billion kilograms of waste have been diverted by prevention, reduction, recycling, and/or reuse.

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That's equivalent to the weight of approximately 593,000 adult African elephants, symbolizing a massive impact on reducing the strain on our planet's ecosystems.

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Imagine completely filling 947 Olympic-sized swimming pools with waste. Now imagine all of that being saved from landfills and oceans.

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This amount could cover the entire surface area of Manhattan with a layer of waste about 1.7 cm thick, highlighting the vast volume of waste diverted from our natural environments.

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As a result of 30 Unreasonable ventures, 253,266,563 people have gained access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services.

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This is comparable to lighting up every home in Brazil, transforming lives by bringing light and energy to households and businesses.

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Imagine the entire population of Indonesia suddenly gaining the ability to switch on a light, charge a phone, or power a business, showcasing the transformative power of energy access.

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It's like equipping every person in four cities the size of New York with the means to study at night, work in safer environments, and lead healthier lives through clean cooking solutions.

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As a result of 21 Unreasonable ventures, 132,146,316 kg of food/nutritional products were sold.

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That's equivalent to the weight of roughly 300 Boeing 747s.

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Imagine filling up the Great Pyramid of Giza more than twice with these products.

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This is nearly the same as 22,000 adult blue whales, the largest animals on the planet.

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As a result of 15 Unreasonable ventures, 313.7 billion liters of water have been saved.

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That's enough water to fill 125,480 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

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It's equivalent to the annual water consumption of over 3.4 million average American households.

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This volume of water could sustain the entire city of Paris for about 1.5 years.

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As a result of 15 Unreasonable ventures, 3,753,557 farmers have implemented more sustainable food production systems and resilient agricultural practices.

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This is equivalent to giving every farmer in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden combined, the tools to grow more with less, transforming the agricultural landscape of Scandinavia.

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Imagine repopulating the entire agricultural workforce of a medium-sized country with farmers now equipped to face climate change head-on.

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That's like turning every citizen in Los Angeles into a sustainable farmer, fundamentally shifting the city's footprint on the environment.

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As a result of 11 Unreasonable ventures, 1.11 billion people have received access to affordable health coverage/care.

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That's more than the population of Europe, ensuring a continent's worth of people can lead healthier lives.

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Imagine every single person in India having access to affordable health care, showcasing the scale of impact.

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This number is equivalent to filling over 15,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools with people, all of whom now have the security of affordable health coverage.

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As a result of 9 Unreasonable ventures, 37,141,770 people have been treated for non-communicable (chronic) diseases.

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That's almost equivalent to the entire population of Canada, ensuring a healthier and more productive nation.

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Imagine every single person in Tokyo, the world's most populous metropolis, receiving treatment and the monumental impact on public health systems.

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This number surpasses the entire population of Australia, highlighting a significant stride towards global health security.

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As a result of 8 Unreasonable Ventures, 67,001,139 communities are now monitoring and treating their hazardous chemicals, air, water, and soil pollution.

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This is nearly equivalent to every single community in India taking action against pollution.

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That's like if every community in Canada, UK, and Germany combined started treating their hazardous pollution.

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This number is greater than the total number of cities in the world, which is estimated to be around 4,416. This means that, on average, each city has over 15,000 communities that have started treating their pollution.

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As a result of 41 Unreasonable ventures, 2,459,909 people have gained decent work/productive employment.

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That's almost equivalent to the entire population of Jamaica, transforming livelihoods at a national scale.

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Imagine every seat filled in 30 major sports stadiums around the world; that's how many individuals now have productive employment.

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This achievement could fill over 27,000 commercial airplanes, showcasing the massive human impact across the globe.

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As a result of 34 Unreasonable ventures, 1,939,737 women have earned steady, decent employment.

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This is nearly equivalent to the entire female workforce of New Zealand.

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Imagine every woman in Montreal, Canada, embarking on new, fulfilling careers.

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That's enough to fill over 19,000 commercial flights, assuming each flight carries 100 passengers.

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As a result of 22 Unreasonable ventures, 1,112,423 women have been empowered to fulfill a leadership role.

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That's almost equivalent to the entire population of Swaziland, transforming every inhabitant into a potential female leader.

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Imagine if every single attendee of the last five FIFA Women's World Cups became leaders, thanks to these ventures.

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This surpasses the total number of students enrolled in Harvard University over the past 50 years, each now stepping into leadership roles.

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February 21, 2024

Upside Foods

Upside Foods, a cultivated meat company, appoints a cleantech veteran to its leadership team. The company plans to offer tastings of its lab-grown meat at a restaurant. Upside Foods faces challenges in scaling up production at its Illinois factory. Upside Foods, a cultivated meat company, appoints a cleantech veteran to its leadership team. The company plans to offer tastings of its lab-grown meat at a restaurant. Upside Foods faces challenges in scaling up production at its Illinois factory.

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January 30, 2024

Cultivo

Cultivo, a nature-based carbon project financing startup, has raised $14 million in Series A funding led by MassMutual Ventures and Octopus Energy Generation. The company aims to restore and protect natural ecosystems to combat climate change. Cultivo, a nature-based carbon project financing startup, has raised $14 million in Series A funding led by MassMutual Ventures and Octopus Energy Generation. The company aims to restore and protect natural ecosystems to combat climate change.

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February 21, 2024

Eco Wave Power

Eco Wave Power, in collaboration with Toshiba, Hitachi Energy, and UK universities, secures a $1.5 million grant to develop a wave-powered microgrid for an island in Thailand. CEO Inna Braverman presents at FII Priority Miami alongside other world... Eco Wave Power, in collaboration with Toshiba, Hitachi Energy, and UK universities, secures a $1.5 million grant to develop a wave-powered microgrid for an island in Thailand. CEO Inna Braverman presents at FII Priority Miami alongside other world leaders to discuss the innovative project.

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February 23, 2024

Voyager Space Holdings

Investing in space exploration is crucial for the future, as discussed by the CEO of Voyager Space. Considerations for space health data and insights from the Astro Ben podcast with Dylan Taylor highlight the importance of advancements in this field. Investing in space exploration is crucial for the future, as discussed by the CEO of Voyager Space. Considerations for space health data and insights from the Astro Ben podcast with Dylan Taylor highlight the importance of advancements in this field.

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February 23, 2024

Carnegie Clean Energy

Carnegie Clean Energy showcases wave energy breakthroughs at a virtual investor conference, presenting their clean energy solutions. The company's entry into the US market, with a dual listing, is a significant move that has garnered attention in... Carnegie Clean Energy showcases wave energy breakthroughs at a virtual investor conference, presenting their clean energy solutions. The company's entry into the US market, with a dual listing, is a significant move that has garnered attention in the industry.

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February 22, 2024

Zypp Electric

Zypp Electric, led by Akash Gupta, aims to revolutionize last-mile sustainability with a target of 200,000 EVs. The EV industry seeks changes in the budget to boost growth beyond FAME incentives, emphasizing the need for supportive policies. Zypp Electric, led by Akash Gupta, aims to revolutionize last-mile sustainability with a target of 200,000 EVs. The EV industry seeks changes in the budget to boost growth beyond FAME incentives, emphasizing the need for supportive policies.

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February 7, 2024

Compact Membrane Systems

Compact Membrane Systems, a Delaware-based clean energy company, plans to invest $3.1 million to expand its operations in New Castle. The expansion will create 25 new jobs and support the company's efforts to develop innovative membrane technology... Compact Membrane Systems, a Delaware-based clean energy company, plans to invest $3.1 million to expand its operations in New Castle. The expansion will create 25 new jobs and support the company's efforts to develop innovative membrane technology for various industries.

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February 2, 2024

Keel Labs

Keel Labs has developed a T-shirt made from seaweed-based Kelsun fiber, which is biodegradable and sustainable. The innovative fabric has the potential to revolutionize the fashion industry by offering an eco-friendly alternative to traditional... Keel Labs has developed a T-shirt made from seaweed-based Kelsun fiber, which is biodegradable and sustainable. The innovative fabric has the potential to revolutionize the fashion industry by offering an eco-friendly alternative to traditional materials.

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February 20, 2024

Evrnu

Stacy Flynn discusses creating circular fiber for sustainable fashion on the Earth911 podcast. She highlights the importance of recycling textiles, reducing waste in the fashion industry, and the innovative ways her company, Evrnu, is transforming... Stacy Flynn discusses creating circular fiber for sustainable fashion on the Earth911 podcast. She highlights the importance of recycling textiles, reducing waste in the fashion industry, and the innovative ways her company, Evrnu, is transforming old clothing into new, eco-friendly materials.

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February 20, 2024

Dandelion Energy

Kathy Hannun discusses the potential of residential geothermal heat pumps with Earth911, highlighting their efficiency and environmental benefits. Geothermal systems utilize the Earth's natural heat to provide heating and cooling for homes,... Kathy Hannun discusses the potential of residential geothermal heat pumps with Earth911, highlighting their efficiency and environmental benefits. Geothermal systems utilize the Earth's natural heat to provide heating and cooling for homes,...

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February 6, 2024

Source Global

Cutting-edge technology in the form of hydropanels is revolutionizing water sourcing by extracting drinkable water from air and sunlight. These innovative panels are being hailed for their ability to provide clean water sustainably, offering a... Cutting-edge technology in the form of hydropanels is revolutionizing water sourcing by extracting drinkable water from air and sunlight. These innovative panels are being hailed for their ability to provide clean water sustainably, offering a...

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February 6, 2024

TIPA

Daphna Nissenbaum is leading the charge in sustainable packaging with Tipa Corp, creating compostable packaging solutions. Their innovative approach addresses the growing concern of plastic waste, offering a viable alternative that is eco-friendly... Daphna Nissenbaum is leading the charge in sustainable packaging with Tipa Corp, creating compostable packaging solutions. Their innovative approach addresses the growing concern of plastic waste, offering a viable alternative that is eco-friendly and aligns with the global shift towards sustainability.

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February 9, 2024

OLIO

The Small Business Council, proposed by Kemi Badenoch, aims to provide a platform for small businesses to voice their concerns and needs. Tessa Clarke's Olio app, featured in the Little Green Book, promotes food sharing to reduce waste and help... The Small Business Council, proposed by Kemi Badenoch, aims to provide a platform for small businesses to voice their concerns and needs. Tessa Clarke's Olio app, featured in the Little Green Book, promotes food sharing to reduce waste and help communities.

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February 5, 2024

rePurpose Global

Print & Pack has introduced a new line of eco-friendly packaging solutions, emphasizing sustainability and innovation. The launch includes a range of products designed to reduce environmental impact, meeting the growing demand for sustainable... Print & Pack has introduced a new line of eco-friendly packaging solutions, emphasizing sustainability and innovation. The launch includes a range of products designed to reduce environmental impact, meeting the growing demand for sustainable...

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February 2, 2024

Manifest Climate

Diligent and Manifest Climate have teamed up to provide AI-driven climate risk management solutions. This partnership aims to help organizations better understand and manage climate-related risks, highlighting the growing importance of integrating... Diligent and Manifest Climate have teamed up to provide AI-driven climate risk management solutions. This partnership aims to help organizations better understand and manage climate-related risks, highlighting the growing importance of integrating technology and sustainability practices in business operations.

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February 23, 2024

KickUp

Red Rover and KickUp are merging to combine top-tier absence management and professional learning management capabilities. The merger aims to offer a comprehensive solution for educational institutions, enhancing efficiency and effectiveness in... Red Rover and KickUp are merging to combine top-tier absence management and professional learning management capabilities. The merger aims to offer a comprehensive solution for educational institutions, enhancing efficiency and effectiveness in managing employee absences and professional development.

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February 23, 2024

ideaForge

Indian drone manufacturer IdeaForge has made its entry into the US market, aiming to provide cutting-edge drone technology for defense and security purposes. The company's focus on high-quality, reliable drones has garnered attention and interest... Indian drone manufacturer IdeaForge has made its entry into the US market, aiming to provide cutting-edge drone technology for defense and security purposes. The company's focus on high-quality, reliable drones has garnered attention and interest from various sectors.

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February 22, 2024

Astraea

Leonardo DiCaprio's environmental organization, Earth Alliance, acquires NuView Astraea, a company specializing in satellite technology for monitoring climate change. The acquisition aims to enhance Earth Alliance's efforts in environmental... Leonardo DiCaprio's environmental organization, Earth Alliance, acquires NuView Astraea, a company specializing in satellite technology for monitoring climate change. The acquisition aims to enhance Earth Alliance's efforts in environmental conservation and protection through advanced satellite technology.

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February 21, 2024

70/30 Food Tech

7030 Food Tech has opened a mycelium research lab and secured additional funding. The company is focused on developing sustainable food solutions using mycelium, a fungus with various applications. This move highlights the growing interest in... 7030 Food Tech has opened a mycelium research lab and secured additional funding. The company is focused on developing sustainable food solutions using mycelium, a fungus with various applications. This move highlights the growing interest in...

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February 20, 2024

ClearFlame Engine Technologies

Ethanol fuel is highlighted as a solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The article discusses the benefits of using ethanol as a cleaner alternative to traditional gasoline, emphasizing its positive impact on the environment and potential... Ethanol fuel is highlighted as a solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The article discusses the benefits of using ethanol as a cleaner alternative to traditional gasoline, emphasizing its positive impact on the environment and potential...

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February 20, 2024

Copper3D

Daniel Martinez, a Chilean entrepreneur, shares his journey of creating a successful business in the United States. He discusses the challenges he faced, the importance of perseverance, and the impact of his work on the community. Daniel Martinez, a Chilean entrepreneur, shares his journey of creating a successful business in the United States. He discusses the challenges he faced, the importance of perseverance, and the impact of his work on the community.

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February 20, 2024

Agrivi

The article discusses the integration of technology in farming to enhance sustainability and stewardship practices. It highlights the importance of innovation in agriculture, focusing on how modern tools and techniques are shaping the future of... The article discusses the integration of technology in farming to enhance sustainability and stewardship practices. It highlights the importance of innovation in agriculture, focusing on how modern tools and techniques are shaping the future of...

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February 16, 2024

OrganoClick AB

OrganoWood, a subsidiary of OrganoClick, introduces Silicium HT, a new wood protection technology. Silicium HT enhances the durability of wood products, making them more resistant to weathering and decay. This innovation aligns with OrganoWood's... OrganoWood, a subsidiary of OrganoClick, introduces Silicium HT, a new wood protection technology. Silicium HT enhances the durability of wood products, making them more resistant to weathering and decay. This innovation aligns with OrganoWood's commitment to sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions.

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February 16, 2024

The Jackfruit Company

The story discusses the impact of the pandemic on the global economy, highlighting the challenges faced by businesses and the need for innovative solutions to adapt to the changing landscape. It emphasizes the importance of resilience and... The story discusses the impact of the pandemic on the global economy, highlighting the challenges faced by businesses and the need for innovative solutions to adapt to the changing landscape. It emphasizes the importance of resilience and...

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February 13, 2024

Greyparrot

Greyparrot, an AI startup that uses computer vision to improve waste management, has raised $12.8 million in funding. The company's technology can identify and sort different types of waste, helping to reduce contamination and increase recycling... Greyparrot, an AI startup that uses computer vision to improve waste management, has raised $12.8 million in funding. The company's technology can identify and sort different types of waste, helping to reduce contamination and increase recycling rates.

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February 9, 2024

ZincFive

ZincFive, a leading provider of nickel-zinc (NiZn) batteries, has been named a finalist in the 2024 Edison Awards. The company's innovative battery technology is recognized for its potential to revolutionize the energy storage industry. ZincFive, a leading provider of nickel-zinc (NiZn) batteries, has been named a finalist in the 2024 Edison Awards. The company's innovative battery technology is recognized for its potential to revolutionize the energy storage industry.

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February 9, 2024

LabourNet

Mahe Bengaluru and LabourNet have partnered to provide transformative humanities education. The collaboration aims to enhance employability skills and bridge the gap between academia and industry. The program will focus on critical thinking,... Mahe Bengaluru and LabourNet have partnered to provide transformative humanities education. The collaboration aims to enhance employability skills and bridge the gap between academia and industry. The program will focus on critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills.

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February 8, 2024

Seabound

UK startup Seabound is developing a carbon capture system for ships to reduce emissions. The technology involves capturing CO2 from a ship's exhaust and storing it in containers. This innovation aims to address the shipping industry's... UK startup Seabound is developing a carbon capture system for ships to reduce emissions. The technology involves capturing CO2 from a ship's exhaust and storing it in containers. This innovation aims to address the shipping industry's environmental impact.

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February 5, 2024

Briink

The article discusses the rise of the digital platform Briink, which aims to revolutionize the way companies collaborate and share information. It highlights the platform's user-friendly interface and its potential to streamline business processes... The article discusses the rise of the digital platform Briink, which aims to revolutionize the way companies collaborate and share information. It highlights the platform's user-friendly interface and its potential to streamline business processes and increase productivity.

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February 5, 2024

Variant 3D

Researchers have developed a new 3D knitting technique that allows for the creation of complex, customizable textiles. This innovation has the potential to revolutionize the fashion industry by reducing waste and enabling on-demand production. Researchers have developed a new 3D knitting technique that allows for the creation of complex, customizable textiles. This innovation has the potential to revolutionize the fashion industry by reducing waste and enabling on-demand production.

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February 4, 2024

Vestaron

Agricultural biotech company Vestaron has announced a CEO transition, with the current CEO stepping down and the current CFO taking over. The company aims to develop environmentally friendly insecticides using natural peptides. Agricultural biotech company Vestaron has announced a CEO transition, with the current CEO stepping down and the current CFO taking over. The company aims to develop environmentally friendly insecticides using natural peptides.

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February 3, 2024

The EVERY Company

Every Company, a food tech startup, plans to launch its animal-free egg product in partnership with multinational companies. The company aims to increase its manufacturing capacity to meet the growing demand for sustainable and plant-based... Every Company, a food tech startup, plans to launch its animal-free egg product in partnership with multinational companies. The company aims to increase its manufacturing capacity to meet the growing demand for sustainable and plant-based...

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February 1, 2024

Green Fuels

Researchers are exploring the possibility of turning human waste into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This innovative approach could potentially address both the environmental impact of aviation and the issue of waste management. Researchers are exploring the possibility of turning human waste into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This innovative approach could potentially address both the environmental impact of aviation and the issue of waste management.

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January 31, 2024

Svante

Climeworks and Svante have partnered to develop and supply direct air capture (DAC) technology. DAC removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping to combat climate change. The collaboration aims to scale up DAC technology and make it more... Climeworks and Svante have partnered to develop and supply direct air capture (DAC) technology. DAC removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping to combat climate change. The collaboration aims to scale up DAC technology and make it more accessible.

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January 30, 2024

Seaweed Generation

The excessive growth of seaweed, known as Sargassum, is threatening the biodiversity of the Caribbean Sea and the Amazon rainforest. The seaweed is suffocating coral reefs, releasing toxic gases, and disrupting the ecosystem. The excessive growth of seaweed, known as Sargassum, is threatening the biodiversity of the Caribbean Sea and the Amazon rainforest. The seaweed is suffocating coral reefs, releasing toxic gases, and disrupting the ecosystem.

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January 30, 2024

Husk Power Systems

The University of Virginia's Darden School of Business is using a virtual reality game called "Husk" to teach entrepreneurship. The game allows students to experience the challenges of starting a business and make decisions that impact its success. The University of Virginia's Darden School of Business is using a virtual reality game called "Husk" to teach entrepreneurship. The game allows students to experience the challenges of starting a business and make decisions that impact its success.

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January 29, 2024

C16 Biosciences

The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report for January 30, 2024, highlights the latest funding rounds and investments in various startups. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the funding landscape and showcases the diversity of... The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report for January 30, 2024, highlights the latest funding rounds and investments in various startups. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the funding landscape and showcases the diversity of...

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January 30, 2024

Naked Energy

The article features an interview with Sarah Golding, a former advertising executive who left her successful career to become an energy entrepreneur. Golding discusses her motivations for the career change and the challenges she faced in the... The article features an interview with Sarah Golding, a former advertising executive who left her successful career to become an energy entrepreneur. Golding discusses her motivations for the career change and the challenges she faced in the...

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