The Weird, Sustainable Booze of the Future Tastes … Good?

Reading Time: 8 minutes When Lars Williams and Mark Emil Hermansen founded the Denmark-based microdistillery Empirical Spirits four years ago, they weren’t actually sure what they were making. For weeks, the two men—veterans of the haute-weird restaurant Noma, where Williams ran research and development and Hermansen was the “concept manager”—thought they were making a gin. It was clear and … Read more

Nike’s Sustainable Gear Heads to the Tokyo Olympics

Reading Time: 8 minutes Ever since the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, Italy, US athletes on the Olympic podium have worn Nike. Nike apparel. Nike footwear. Not just on the podium, either; Team USA athletes competing in about half of the events, from track and field to soccer to speed skating, wear a Nike kit. Thanks to a deal … Read more

Choco bites into $100M Series B, at a $600M valuation, to build a more transparent, sustainable food supply chain – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 7 minutes The United States estimates of the food produced here approximately 40% is wasted. Globally, $2.6 trillion annually is lost. Berlin-based Choco, which has built ordering software for restaurants and their suppliers, is working to digitize the food supply chain and announced $100 million in Series B funding, led by Left Lane Capital, to give it … Read more

Mighty Buildings lands $22M to create ‘sustainable and affordable’ 3D-printed homes – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 6 minutes Oakland-based Mighty Buildings, which is on a quest to build homes using 3D printing, robotics and automation, has raised a $22 million extension to its Series B round of funding. The additional capital builds upon a $40 million a raise the company announced earlier this year, bringing its total funding since its 2017 inception to … Read more

Eka Ventures closes $95M Impact VC fund for sustainable consumption, healthcare and society – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 9 minutes It’s clear that there is an enormous and growing appetite amongst consumers to switch to products and services which address some of the biggest issues of our era, whether it be climate change or problems with society. So we’ve seen the rise of ethical investing apps, or ways to reduce our carbon footprint, or shop … Read more

BMW i Ventures announces new $300 million fund to invest in sustainable technology – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 8 minutes BMW i Ventures, the venture capital arm of BMW Group, has announced a new $300 million fund to further its investment in technologies that make transportation, manufacturing and supply chains more sustainable.  The firm doesn’t operate as a traditional corporate venture capital fund, but rather acts independently from BMW while being fully backed by the … Read more

Sustainable tech developer Turntide Technologies raises $225M – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 5 minutes Turntide Technologies, a sustainable technology developer, has announced $225 million in convertible note financing that it says will help fund projects to reduce carbon emissions in the commercial buildings, agriculture and transportation industries. Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board led the round, along with Monashee Capital Inc. and current investor JLL Spark. Other participating investors include … Read more