Marie Ekeland launches 2050, a new fund with radically ambitious, long-term goals

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Marie Ekeland has unveiled her next act — and it’s a new fund called 2050. With 2050, Ekeland is going back to the drawing board with a different vision when it comes to investment thesis, fund structure and the firm’s own values. Arguably, this is the most interesting part of 2050.

Betting On The Price Of Carbon

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

My partner Albert shared this article yesterday which suggests that the price of carbon will have to reach $150/ton by 2030 in order to create the conditions for the world to get to zero carbon by 2050.

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Autigen Announces Collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim

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About 430 million people suffer from moderate to complete hearing loss worldwide, a number expected to rise to about 700 million by 2050. Novel Treatments for Hearing Loss.

Impact Hub and Goodwings Partner to Remove Carbon from the Atmosphere

Impact Hub

Together, we aim to mitigate the negative impact of climate change and help to meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming below 2°C by 2050. Vienna, February 22, 2022. Impact Hub proudly announces a partnership with sustainable hotel booking platform, Goodwings.

AppHarvest is now APPH: Rise of the Rest’s First Publicly Traded Company

Revolution

the company’s DNA is wired with an urgency that meets the moment: the United Nations has predicted that by 2050 we will need up to 50% more food to meet a rising population and growing middle class. On February 1st, the AppHarvest team?—?led led by Founder & CEO Jonathan Webb ?—?rang

EO Impact Day: ‘Reimagine Success’ for your business and the planet

Entrepreneurs' Organization

If we don’t consider these questions, we risk failing to tackle the most important challenges of our lives.” . • “If the world needs to be net zero by 2050, all of us must start today.

Longevity startup Longevica plans to launch supplements based on long-term research

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Longevica’s CEO Aynar Abdrakhmanov, backing up his company’s aim to tap the desire for people to live longer, said: “According to the WHO, by 2050, 2 billion people will be 60+ years old.

The gray revolution: Fundraising within the older adult space

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billion in 2050. Lawrence Kosick. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Lawrence Kosick is the co-founder of GetSetUp , the largest online learning community designed specifically for older adults. The technology industry is often thought of as being the domain of the young and the new.

Porsche joins $400M bet on lithium-silicon batteries to juice up future EVs

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OMERS’ portfolio also includes several crude oil and gas ventures, though the pension fund has promised to reach net-zero emissions across its investments by the distant year of 2050. Porsche has read the room.

Circularity Tales: from organic waste to alternative proteins

Impact Hub

billion tonnes of waste lingering out there by 2050 (World Bank), our current system has to change: we need to re-learn how to manage resources, rethink how we make and use products, and reflect on what we do with the materials afterwards.

Builders and VCs explore the impact of air mobility on urban planning at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022

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An aviator, entrepreneur and investor, Cyrus Sigari is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on the AAM and eVTOL aircraft industries, which Morgan Stanley predicts will become a $9 trillion global market by 2050.

New report examines Africa’s growth in the digital economy and VC investment landscape

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The market size of Africa’s digital economy is massive and, if projections go as planned, should top $712 billion by 2050. A new report from Endeavor Nigeria reveals that Africa’s digital economy and tech ecosystem is set to experience exponential growth periods.

Deepki grabs $166 million to help real estate investors reduce carbon emissions

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The global real estate sector needs to act now if it is to halve its emissions by 2030 and meet the net zero target by 2050. French startup Deepki has raised a $166 million Series C funding round (€150 million).

Sweep helps corporations live up to their lofty carbon promises

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In addition to Coatue, which led the round, existing investors Balderton Capital, New Wave, La Famiglia and 2050 also participated in the round. There’s coming hard out of the gates with a new company, and then there’s Sweep.

Accelerating Sustainable Food Business Solutions to Reshape Our Cities

Impact Hub

The UN predicts that by 2050, this proportion will rise to more than two thirds. 2007 marked an important milestone for the Earth’s cities. It happened without us realizing at the time.

Boasting a pedigree in business intelligence, Sweep launches a new carbon accounting and offset tool

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The new European climate-focused investment firm 2050 , and La Famiglia , a fund with strong ties to big European industrial companies, also participated alongside several undisclosed angel investors from the Bay Area.

The UrbanTech Movement is Transforming Cities

Gust

More than half of the world’s population now lives in cities, and the number of urban citizens around the world is projected to rise to 66% by 2050. Urbanization is a defining process of modern life. In the US, over 80% of the population lives in urban areas with 1 in 7 Americans living in New York, Los. Read more >. The post The UrbanTech Movement is Transforming Cities appeared first on The Gust Blog. Investors' Insights

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SunCulture wants to turn Africa into the world’s next bread basket, one solar water pump at a time

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The world’s food supply must double by the year 2050 to meet the demands of a growing population, according to a report from the United Nations. “We have to double the amount of food we have to create by 2050, and if you look at where there are enough resources to grow food — all signs point to Africa.

Is cell-cultured meat ready for prime time?

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The outlook is bleak: The United Nations estimates food production will need to double to feed the nearly 10 billion people expected to populate the planet by 2050.

Rebranded Toyota Ventures invests $300 million in emerging tech and carbon neutrality 

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By that same token, the new Climate Fund seeks to invest in startups that can help Toyota accelerate its goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. Toyota AI Ventures, Toyota’s standalone venture capital fund, has dropped the “AI” and is reborn as, simply, Toyota Ventures.

ZeroAvia’s hydrogen-powered vision for aviation nets $21.4 million from Amazon, Shell and Bill Gates-backed fund

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“By 2050 everybody wants to be zero emission and net zero. 2050 is one vehicle lifetime away. ZeroAvia , the company that’s on a mission to move the world to zero-emission, hydrogen-fueled flight, has just received some corporate jet fuel in the form of a new $21.4 million cash infusion.

Subak, which incubates data-for-climate not-for-profits, announces six startups in 2022 cohort

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A U.K.-based based incubator focused on nonprofit startups that are addressing climate-related challenges through open-source data initiatives has announced the six startups which will be put through its 2022 program.

TechCrunch: Where top VCs are investing in construction robotics

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According to UN forecasts, the number of people living in cities is expected to double by 2050, growing from 3.5

Salesforce leads $15M investment in Asian HR tech platform Darwinbox

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“India is home to one of the world’s youngest populations, and by 2050, it is expected to account for over 18% of the global working age population,” said Arundhati Bhattacharya, chairperson and CEO, Salesforce India, in a statement.

Innovation Hubs for More Diverse and Inclusive Cities

Impact Hub

More than half the world’s population currently lives in cities – a proportion that will reach 70% by 2050 – which account for approximately 80% of GDP generated worldwide.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Cell-cultured meat, alternative financing, avoiding tech debt

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But a United Nations report estimates that we’ll need to double global food production by 2050 to meet the needs of 10 billion people.

FarmSense uses sensors and machine learning to bug-proof crops

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Gnawing, burrowing, infecting: The damages caused to agriculture by insect pests like the Japanese beetle (pictured above) exceed $100 billion every year, according to the Agricultural Research Service of the USDA.

BrainCheck Raised $8M in Series A Funding to Help Doctors Assess the Cognitive Health of Patients

Dream It

According to United Nations data, by 2050, one in six people in the world will be over age 65, up from one in 11 right now. Meanwhile, in Europe and North America, by 2050, one in four people could be 65 or older. BrainCheck (Dreamit Healthtech Fall 2016) raised $8M in funding. The startup helps physicians assess and track the mental health of their patients.

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Now Is the Time for Racial Equity in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Forward Cities

For those that need to hear the business case for racial equity, REI shared a great reality check- “by 2050, (I’ll be about 70 y.o.), By Kaliah Ligon, Forward Cities Local Director – Indianapolis, IN. Last week’s Forward Cities conference in Pittsburgh highlighted the need for equity and inclusion in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Two European companies are mapping a future service for direct air capture to sequestration of CO2

TechCrunch

There is growing awareness of the need to build capacity to remove CO 2 from the atmosphere to achieve net zero by 2050.

Maritime intelligence platform Greywing raises seed funding from investors like Flexport

TechCrunch

Many vessel operators are committed to bringing down carbon emissions for ethical reasons; they also need to comply with the International Maritime Organization 2030 and 2050 Decarbonization Targets.

AgBiome lands $166M for safer crop protection technology

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We don’t want to pollute the Earth, but we have to find a way to feed 9 billion people by 2050,” Obloj said. AgBiome , developing products from microbial communities, brought in a $116 million Series D round as the company prepares to pad its pipeline with new products.

Nia Richards

Forward Cities

The 2019 Institute for Policy Study on the national racial wealth gap reported if the trajectory of the past three decades continues, by 2050 the median White family will have $174,000 of wealth, while Latino median wealth will be $8,600 and Black median wealth will be $600.

New York’s Climate and Community Protection Act

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

What this bill does is commit New York State to some of the most agressive goals of any city, state, or region: This is a legally binding legislative act to achieve an 85% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and a goal of net zero. The lawmakers in Albany have passed legislation known as the Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA) and it is sitting on the Governor’s desk awaiting signature. There is plenty of debate on whether CCPA is good policy or bad policy.

Capital is Sufficient (Part 3): Discharge and Temperature

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The forecasts are that by 2050 as many as 1 billion people may need shelter in a new location. Today I am continuing my examination of whether or not capital is the binding constraint for meeting humanity’s needs. The prior post looked at our needs for calories and nutrients. Discharge. We also need to get things out of our bodies by expelling processed food, radiating heat and exhaling carbon dioxide.

GreenForges digs deep to farm underground

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It’s a relatively low number; we’re talking 2 to 5% range for the cities of 2050. Vertical farms usually look up.

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The house is on fire: the multi-faceted problem of climate change

Impact Hub

By 2050, it is estimated that 140 million people (from Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Mexico, for instance) could become climate migrants if we don’t take action very soon. It is predicted that South Asia alone could have 40 million internal climate migrants by 2050. An area the size of Belgium is burning in the Arctic. Not a day goes by without the news reminding us that we’re facing an environmental emergency in the form of climate change.