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3 Ways to Impress Pre-seed Investors with a Financial Model

Putting together a financial model can be daunting, especially when a startup is pre-revenue. Yet, it’s critical to understand the type of talent needed to grow, the unit economics of running a business, and how to build for profitability before going to investors.

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Fintech Startup Sunny Day Fund Helps Workers Build Emergency Savings for a Rainy Day

Sid Pailla built Sunny Day Fund to bridge the benefits gap for smaller employers and to aid employees with an active savings strategy.

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Temerity Capital backed Esusu, Vesta and Eyrus raise over $150M in Q1

Investing in an early-stage business is not for the faint of heart. When a startup closes a new round of funding, it signals its vision is becoming a reality. Here’s a look at the progress of Series A and B raises in our portfolio for Q1 2022.

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Why We Are Pre-Seed Impact VC Investors

Discovering and believing in a startup that successfully matures into a large, profitable company is nearly equivalent to finding a needle in a haystack. We are on the hunt for a needle in a hayfield: the early-stage + impact startup.

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Chipping Away At Toxic Partisanship – Embracing Rank Choice Voting

If one believes restoring democracy in the United States requires a functional two-party system, Rank Choice Voting (also known as RCV) is an important improvement to our current voting process.

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Our Plan to Invest in 10 Impact Startups in 2022

We are looking for founders with scalable financial inclusion and impact-as-a-service products that strengthen vulnerable communities. 

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Why No One Invests in CivicTech, But We Do

If we don’t begin to invest in civic solutions with the same vigor as we do transportation, housing, finances, and food – is our democracy doomed?

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How Baseball Revitalized a Venerable Mill Town

Baseball might not seem like the economic catalyst Kannapolis, N.C. needed. Yet for this former mill town, once the top global producer of towels, baseball is driving the community’s revitalization.

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Why We Invest in Credit Building Fintech Solutions

You can’t build credit if you can’t access credit. Within this paradox lies our investment strategy: break this Catch-22 by investing in credit building products designed for people with poor credit and debt.

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