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


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.

[CarDekho in News Patrolling] CarDekho Group pledges to become Carbon Neutral by 2050 under United Nations framework


Hyderabad, November 17, 2022: CarDekho Group, one of India’s leading and most prominent technology unicorns, has announced that it will be a carbon-neutral company by 2050.


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[Dandelion Energy in Electrek] Could geothermal supply up to 50% of the world’s energy by 2050?


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Betting On The Price Of Carbon

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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.

Impact Hub and Goodwings Partner to Remove Carbon from the Atmosphere

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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


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

The UrbanTech Movement is Transforming Cities


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


AI-driven energy startup Octopus hits $2B mark after $200M investment from Tokyo Gas


Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has set a target of reaching net-zero by 2050. You’ve heard of challenger banks? Now meet the challenger energy suppliers. The U.K.’s s Octopus Energy has attained a $2.06 billion valuation (£1.5

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


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.

Korean VC Sopoong closes $8M fund for startups focused on environmental impact


Two years ago, South Korea unveiled a plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Getting there will be another story.

The gray revolution: Fundraising within the older adult space


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.

Proptech in Review: 3 investors explain why they’re bullish on tech that makes buildings greener


trillion every year between now and 2050, according to McKinsey. The built environment is responsible for nearly 40% of carbon emissions worldwide, according to the International Energy Agency.

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


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.

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


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.

Sweep helps corporations live up to their lofty carbon promises


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.

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


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).

InnerPlant grows with new John Deere-backed millions for sustainable farming


The world is headed for a food shortage by 2050 as its population increases, so anything to make it easier for farmers to grow food will go a long way.

YC’s latest batch cuts African startup presence by more than half


According to reports, Africa will be home to the second most vehicle owners in the world by 2050, at 400 million vehicles, spending over $1,000 annually on vehicle parts. Last month, Y Combinator said that it had intentionally reduced its summer cohort by 40%.

Backed by Epic Games, distributed computing startup Hadean nabs $30M to power the metaverse


The full list of (known) backers include lead investor Molten Ventures (formerly Draper Esprit), Tencent, 2050 Capital, Alumni Ventures, Aster Capital, Entrepreneur First, InQtel, and the mighty Epic Games, which also happens to be a Hadean customer. Hadean , a U.K.-based

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


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.

Accelerating Sustainable Food Business Solutions to Reshape Our Cities

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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


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.

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


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.

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


“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.

Circularity Tales: from organic waste to alternative proteins

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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.

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


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.

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


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.

Is cell-cultured meat ready for prime time?


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.

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

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


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

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


“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.

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


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


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.

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.

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

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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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