1. $50 Million Prime Impact Fund Launches to Invest in Early-Stage Cleantech

    $50 Million Prime Impact Fund Launches to Invest in Early-Stage Cleantech

    The fund screens startups for gigaton-level carbon-reduction potential. A new fund is channeling philanthropic dollars into early-stage clean technology investments in the hopes of catalyzing major climate-change impacts. The Prime Impact Fund closed a $50 million raise in recent weeks and has already made eight investments. The fund uses an unusual structure: It screens prospective investments for their carbon-reduction potential in order to direct investment to high-impact technology companies that might struggle to find funding through conventional means.

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