The enormous challenges and abundant opportunities in climate tech

The decarbonization of the planet will be the next major disruption of the 21st century, according to SOSV managing general partner Sean O’Sullivan and Carmichael Roberts of Breakthrough Energy Ventures. A disruption of such magnitude will bring about changes that will touch every industry and corner of daily life, and as a result, a complex […]

The whole package: How plastics and sustainability startups achieve success

The amount of plastic pouring into our oceans is set to triple by 2040, and the bulk of the un-recycled plastic in the world is generated by an enormous industry: consumer packaged goods (CPG). The world is rife with waste from such goods, but as people become more aware and look to minimize the waste […]

Fintech is transforming the world’s oldest asset class: Farmland

Artem Milinchuk Contributor Share on Twitter Artem Milinchuk is the founder and CEO of FarmTogether, a fintech platform channeling funding into natural assets, starting with U.S. farmland. Farmland as an asset class has proven itself to be a stable investment decade after decade. Farmland’s negative correlation with the Dow Jones Industrial Average sits at an […]

Meet retail’s new sustainability strategy: Personalization

Sindhya Valloppillil Contributor Share on Twitter Sindhya Valloppillil is the founder and CEO of Skin Dossier, a venture partner at Next Gen Ventures, a freelance writer and formerly a beauty industry executive and marketing professor. More posts by this contributor It may not be as glamorous as D2C, but beauty tech is big money We […]

Regulations can define the best places to build and invest

Noorjit Sidhu Contributor Share on Twitter Noorjit Sidhu is an early-stage investor at Plug & Play Ventures, focused on investments across data infrastructure and cloud, artificial intelligence, financial services, and the future of learning and work. Market timing  —  how relevant an idea is to the current state and direction of a market  —  is […]

Data-driven iteration helped China’s Genki Forest become a $6B beverage giant in 5 years

Rui Ma Contributor Rui Ma is a partner with 500Startups based in Beijing. More posts by this contributor Data-driven iteration helped China’s Genki Forest become a $6B beverage giant in 5 years Working With A Chinese Factory, Hardware Entrepreneur Edition China’s e-commerce and industrial ecosystem is as different from the Western world as its culture. […]