In a blog post today, Biz Stone announced closing a funding round led by Spark Capital with participation from SV Angel. An elite group of individual investors also contributed, including Jack Dorsey, Bono, Reid Hoffman, Steven Johnson, Evan Williams, Al Gore, Greg Yaitanes, and Roya Mahboob.
Points of Light has selected the second class of startups for its civic accelerator program. The program is entirely focused on 'civic ventures' and entrepreneurs working to strengthen communities.
Shaun King founded HopeMob to crowdfund for people in need. Today, he launched Upfront to connect influencers with their audience, and raise money for good on the side.
Guest Post After winning a competition, I had the chance to fly down to South Africa and spend three days with my idol, Richard Branson. Here's what I learned.
On stage at Launch, Chamath Palihapitiya confirms that he has raised $275+ million for the Social+Capital Partnership's latest fund.
It's not impossible for companies to do social good while remaining good businesses. But why is it so hard to convince the broader business world that this is true?
Hydros takes on the global water crisis with its approach to social entrepreneurship.
It's not nearly often enough that we hear about startup ideas that address global hunger, fuel inefficiency, or support the deaf and blind.
Editor's Pick The Boston-based Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur are putting high tech into high gear with an initiative to bring cell phones, laptops and other tech products to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Launching today, the San Francisco-based startup is using technology to experiment with lower interest rates, and ensure that loans are a way to help people move up the ladder. Unlike other small-dollar lenders, there are no hidden fees or rollovers, and loan decisions are instant.
In Silicon Valley, we understand how to market a new iPhone app or game to millions of people in a matter of weeks. What if we applied these principles to support a good cause?
There’s something unusual about Hub Ventures.
Certainly there are dozens of Bay Area tech accelerators, but few would exclusively fund startups that make the world a better place. Even fewer would handpick entrepreneurs with no concrete notion of how to …