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Temerity Insights

July 13, 2023

Podcast: Building Innovative RegTech Solutions. The Journey of Asurity

The Ukrainian CEO Podcast talks to Andy Sandler about his entrepreneurship journey and building Asurity. Listen Here. 

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March 8, 2023

5 reasons to love impact investing

Impact investing isn’t just popular – it’s powerful. Here are 5 reasons impact investing is good business for both returns and impact.

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January 18, 2023

Meet the five impact ventures we invested in 2022

Last year, impact investing became a more significant focus for our team. Meet the ventures helping to make the world a better place.

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September 30, 2022

How Savi helps borrowers wipe out $28K of their student loan debt

Students are eligible to get more than $400B of their debt forgiven, but only 3% of that has been claimed. Why? It’s a complicated process. Savi’s making it easier.

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August 9, 2022

How 4P Foods is rebuilding a climate-positive food system one bag of veggies at a time

Our entire food system — how we grow, pack, ship, store, and deliver food – contributes nearly 34% of global greenhouse gas emissions. 4P Foods is trying to fix that.

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June 30, 2022

3 ways to impress pre-seed Investors with you financial model

We explain why early-stage start-ups need a sound financial model.

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June 20, 2022

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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May 9, 2022

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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March 21, 2022

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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February 21, 2022

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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February 11, 2022

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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January 20, 2022

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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January 4, 2022

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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October 8, 2021

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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March 22, 2021

Bloomberg dives into Ranked Choice Voting

Bloomberg speaks to FairVote, an organization the Sandler Family Foundation supports.

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March 9, 2021

Increased scrutiny makes data more important than ever

To quote a great American philosopher (and pretty good baseball player and manager), Yogi Berra,  in the Fair Lending world, “It is deja vu all over again.”

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February 23, 2021

NatGeo: How COVID Could Transform the Food System

Temerity invested in 4P Foods at the start of the COVID-19 crisis because leadership determined it was a no-brainer: A…

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September 7, 2020

Andy Sandler on Labor Day past, present, & future

Where is that life now for first generation Americans without formal education? 

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August 13, 2020

A grandfather’s hopeful outlook

Jack, my promise to you is that I will do my best to contribute through words and deeds to move our country forward.

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April 28, 2020

The Sandler Family Foundation: Giving During COVID-19

In this pandemic, every thing we do that shows our humanity and connects with others in need matters more than ever.

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May 30, 2018

Leveraging Human Expertise

It is critical to think about RegTech as an opportunity to leverage subject matter expertise – not a substitute for such expertise.

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Portfolio News

January 25, 2024

Lexington Professional Baseball Acquired by Temerity Baseball

(LEXINGTON, KY) – Temerity Baseball has partnered with a local investor group to acquire Lexington’s Atlantic League (“ALPB”) team and…

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March 6, 2023

Asurity is a 2023 HousingWire Tech 100 winner

Asurity is known for its innovation and commitment to providing best-in-class mortgage software products and services.

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March 6, 2023

Fennel listed among top 10 innovative companies in personal finance (FastCompany)

Fennel is listed among the top 10 most innovative companies for 2023 for their approach to aligning investors with their values.

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February 8, 2023

Esusu turned 326 rejections into a unicorn (Fortune)

Esusu co-founder and co-CEO shares his journey with Fortune magazine.

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February 2, 2023

Upwardli raises $2 million in seed funding

Milwaukee fintech startup is building an app to help immigrants establish credit.

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December 15, 2022

Self Financial adds rent and utility reporting

Self Financial adds rent, utility and cell phone payment reporting on its platform.

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December 9, 2022

New year financial checks

Forbe’s personal finance new year checklist.

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December 8, 2022

Eyrus launches Eyrus, Evolved

Eyrus launches new solution to help general contractors make decisions related to progress, risk, and safety.

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September 27, 2022

Esusu teams up with FannieMae to help millions of renters build credit

Esusu engaged with Fannie Mae to develop a joint initiative that will create a more equitable housing market for homeowners and renters alike.

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August 17, 2022

World Bank’s IFC partners with Aspiration

The IFC, a World Bank affiliate, partners up with Aspiration and others to help boost the use of carbon offsets.

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August 12, 2022

Charlotte Business Journal: What’s next for Kannapolis

As the City of Kannapolis embarks on Imagine Kannapolis, including investments in housing and multi-use developments.

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May 25, 2022

Vesta partners with Asurity to offer RegCheck

Vesta, a modern mortgage loan origination system and software-as-a-service company, announces its first integration with Asurity.

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March 8, 2022

Esusu Named Top 10 Innovative Company

Esusu was named among FastCompany’s 2022 list of Most Innovative Companies.

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March 7, 2022

Luma Health announces LumaBot

Luma Health launches LumaBot, an actionable, EHR-integrated web-based chatbot.

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February 16, 2022

Eyrus Receives $12 Million In Series A Funding

Eyrus, the leading job site intelligence platform for the construction and oil and gas industries, announced that it has closed $12 million in Series A funding.

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February 9, 2022

Card Isle partnering with grocery store startup

Card Isle, the greeting card category leader in eCommerce grocery, partners with OPIE, the drive-through grocery startup.

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February 2, 2022

Esusu impact startup becomes unicorn

Esusu is one of the few Black-owned startups to reach unicorn status both in the United States and globally.

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January 27, 2022

Vesta Closes $30M in Series A

Vesta aims to provide a customizable platform for mortgage origination, supporting approval, underwriting, and the closing and funding of home loans.

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January 17, 2022

Mitchell Sandler Expands Practice

Mitchell Sandler grows to more than 20 lawyers and increases its capacity to serve mortgage industry clients with a group of 15 new hires.

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January 16, 2022

Asurity Launches RegCheck

Asurity, the leader in mortgage regulatory compliance technology, launches its new innovative mortgage loan compliance solution, RegCheck.

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November 8, 2021

FreddieMac Partners with Esusu

Freddie Mac, the largest purchaser of multifamily loans, announces partnership with Esusu to provide a program to help renters build credit history and incentivize rental units to report on-time rent payments.

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October 6, 2021

The Reserve Trust Listed As Top Fintech Company

Temerity Capital Partners’ portfolio company The Reserve Trust named top 250 fintech company by CBInsights.

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October 5, 2021

Eyrus’ CEO Makes Inc.’s 2021 Female Founders 100 List

Alexandra McManus featured among 100 exceptional, trailblazing and diverse women.

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September 17, 2021

Self Raises $50M in Series E Funding

Self – a fintech company making building credit and savings more accessible – raises $50 million in series E.

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September 8, 2021

Resolve Saves Its Members $1,000,000 in 2021

Resolve announces that it has saved its members more than $1,000,000 in 2021.

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June 17, 2021

Bloomberg: Cagney’s Figure Valued at $3.2 Billion

Figure – an innovative blockchain-based start-up – raises $200 million.

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April 27, 2021

Esusu Partners with Goldman Sachs

Watch CNBC for more on Esusu’s big news.  

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March 22, 2021

Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation partners with Esusu

Read about Esusu’s latest partnership with Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation.

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March 22, 2021

Julia Sweeney Joins Asurity as EVP, Asurity Mortgage Group, Software Products

Asurity proudly announces that Julia Sweeney, formerly President of Infolinx System Solutions, has joined the company as Executive Vice President,…

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March 8, 2021

Asurity Receives HousingWire Tech100 Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

HousingWire’s annual Tech100 Award, celebrating the 100 most innovative technology companies serving the mortgage and real estate industries, once again…

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March 2, 2021

Oliver joins Wells Fargo startup accelerator

Oliver joins the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator.

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March 2, 2021

RiskExec’s Breakout Year in 2020

Asurity announces a year of unprecedented growth for RiskExec, a comprehensive web-based compliance reporting and analysis platform that automates HMDA,…

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February 23, 2021

New York Times Profiles Wemimo Abbey, Global Good Fund Alum

The Sandler Family Foundation supported Abbey as a fellow in the Global Good Fund.

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February 23, 2021

Sandler Law Group closing team lead wins award

The Temerity family congratulates Shay Vaughn on her recent award.

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February 2, 2021

Washington Post: First Lady Biden Makes Cancer Care A Priority

The Sandler Family Foundation is a long-time supporter of the dynamic organization working to improve outcomes for cancer patients nationwide.

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January 21, 2021

Global Good Fund Leader: Social Impact Should Be In Your Company’s DNA

Carrie Rich says: “Bake social impact into your company’s DNA.”

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January 21, 2021

Nasdaq Interviews Esusu Founders

Samir Goel and Abbey Wemimo share their entrepreneurship journey.

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January 8, 2021

HousingWire Names Asurity Tech100 Winner

Asurity is recognized as a top 100 tech company in regtech.

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January 8, 2021

Asurity: 2019 CRA Peer Data Now Available in RiskExec

Asurity announces the successful integration of the 2019 CRA peer data set into RiskExec, its comprehensive web-based compliance reporting and…

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April 24, 2020

Savi Raises $6m To Further Its Cause Helping Student Loan Borrowers Find Loan Forgiveness

Savi is helping students reduce their education debt.

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May 30, 2018

Asurity’s Latest Partnership

Asurity Technologies, a Temerity portfolio company, announced its partnership with First American Mortgage Solutions.

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Temerity Baseball

January 25, 2024

Lexington Professional Baseball Acquired by Temerity Baseball

(LEXINGTON, KY) – Temerity Baseball has partnered with a local investor group to acquire Lexington’s Atlantic League (“ALPB”) team and…

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September 6, 2023

Governor Cooper Honors Donald Moore with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine

(Greensboro, NC) Greensboro Grasshoppers President and General Manager Donald Moore was honored with a new title the evening of September…

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July 13, 2023

Greensboro’s “Mr. Grasshopper” Donald Moore Shifts to President Emeritus After 22 Years at the Helm

(GREENSBORO, NC) – If Donald Moore’s game attire included a uniform number on the back of his customary beach-style button down,…

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July 13, 2023

Charlotte Business Journal: Savannah Bananas dance — and occasionally pitch and hit — at Atrium Health Ballpark in Kannapolis (PHOTOS)

Erik Spanberg writes about the baseball sensation’s visit to Kannapolis, N.C.

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February 15, 2023

Greensboro Grasshoppers owner’s big plans for the future (WFMY News)

Join WFMY News 2 on their tour of Kannapolis, NC.

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February 9, 2023

Stadium Lofts to be ready by spring 2023 (Salisbury Post)

Stadium Lofts is on pace to be move-in ready by the Cannon Ballers baseball season.

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January 4, 2023

TBJ: Atrium Health Ballpark named Ballpark of the Year

Excerpt from the Triad Business Journal: New Greensboro Grasshoppers owner Andy Sandler has big plans for First National Ballpark in the north end of downtown.

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December 28, 2022

CBJ: Development near Greensboro Grasshoppers’ ballpark

Excerpt from Charlotte Business Journal: The owner of the Greensboro Grasshoppers baseball team and First National Bank Field has big plans for the ballpark.

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December 21, 2022

2022 Ballpark of the Year: Atrium Health Ballpark

A modern ballpark must do more than just host a baseball game: it must serve the community on many levels.

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December 12, 2022

Downtown Greensboro Ballpark development plans

Andy Sandler discusses development plans in Greensboro, N.C.

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March 25, 2022

Cannon Ballers Attendance Doubles 2019 Numbers

2021 was an unusual year for everyone – especially for baseball. The Cannon Ballers, however, saw a different story altogether.

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March 2, 2022

Grasshopper New Brand and Leadership

Beginning with a new CEO in May 2021, Grasshopper expands its brand and mission to serve new businesses and the innovation economy.

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January 5, 2022

Temerity Acquires the Greensboro Grasshoppers

Temerity Baseball, a subsidiary for Temerity Capital Partners, formalized its acquisition of the Greensboro Grasshoppers, a High-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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April 27, 2021

Andy Sandler Tips Hat to MLB on Voting Rights Stance

By moving the All-Star Game,  MLB has taken an important step in advancing Baseball’s claim to be America’s Pastime.

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March 2, 2021

Cannon Ballers Prepare for Fans

Watch WSOC’s report on North Carolina’s new guidance regarding fans in stadiums and ballparks, and see why locals say the…

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March 2, 2021

Hundreds Receive COVID-19 Vaccine at Atrium Health Ballpark

Read local news coverage about the mass vaccination event at Atrium Health Ballpark, home of the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers. More…

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January 8, 2021

Salisbury Post Names Cannon Ballers “One to Watch” in 2021

From the Salisbury Post By Ben Stansell KANNAPOLIS — The year 2020 was set to a big one for the…

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January 8, 2021

Kannapolis Cannon Ballers Honor Heroes Through Field of Honor Tribute

(KANNAPOLIS, NC) – In a tribute of those whose actions made them heroes in our lives, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers…

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October 28, 2019

Temerity Baseball Launches Kannapolis Cannon Ballers

(KANNAPOLIS, NC) – In a nod to the historical significance of Kannapolis as a mill town whose history is tightly…

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November 1, 2018

Temerity Baseball Purchases Kannapolis Intimidators

Temerity Baseball, LLC acquires the Kannapolis Intimidators, a single-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.

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