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BioBuilder funded to expand student opportunity in rural and urban areas through its collaborative after school program

BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 20, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Thanks to a two-year grant recently awarded by BioMADE, the BioBuilder Educational Foundation will expand a program that has supported thousands of high school inventors over the last decade. BioBuilder is leading the project, "Launching High School Bioengineers on their Paths to College and Careers," with funding that will bring the authentic tools and approaches for engineering biology to BioBuilderClub students nationwide in collaboration with East Tennessee State University, Ars Biotechnica, and Daicel Arbor Biosciences.
BabyLiveAdvice

BabyLiveAdvice.com Announces $1.1M Seed Investment to Improve Maternal-Infant Health Outcomes

CALABASAS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- BabyLiveAdvice, the leading virtual maternal telehealth provider, announced the completion of a $1.1 million seed investment led by Venn Ventures and Synergen Technology Labs. BabyLiveAdvice, founded by CEO Sigi Marmorstein, RN, PHN, MSN, FNP-BC, partners with healthcare providers and health systems to support coordinated, comprehensive prenatal, postpartum, and infant care.

Proteios Technology, Inc. Awarded $1.6 Million NIH SBIR Grant to Commercialize its Multivariate Cell Isolation Technology

SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 8, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Proteios Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce it's received a $1.6 million SBIR Phase II grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to commercialize its multivariate (parallel) cell isolation technology. Grant funds will be used to extend Proteios' cell isolation kits to include up to 20 of the most common cell types currently used in cell therapy development.
TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP

TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP invests in Willow Servicing, participates in a $6 million seed round

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, announced today that the TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP (the "Fund") recently participated in a $6 million seed round for Willow Servicing. The round was led by Thomvest Ventures, with participation from Global Asset Capital, Webb Investment Network and Zigg Capital.

New Energy Risk Announces Milestone as Clients Raise $3B in Capital, Also Announce Senior Promotions

AVON, Conn., Aug. 18, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- New Energy Risk (NER), a wholly-owned division of Paragon Insurance Group, on June 30 surpassed $3 billion in capital raised by clients since inception, a pivotal marker as the company continues to support the deployment of innovative technology solutions to address climate change and other global challenges.

COVERGENCE – the research institution tech and startup gap fund and startup accelerator summit

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- COVERGENCE, co-hosted by innovosource and the University of Utah's PIVOT Center, is in its fifth annual year. This year it will be held from Oct. 20-21 at the University of Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium Club. With more than 60 university gap fund/accelerator programs (GAP) and potential commercial and investment partners, this dynamic event will serve as the platform for best practice discussions, GAP program and portfolio reviews, and commercial and investment partnering.

innovosource summit to connect early-stage investors with university-managed tech and startup funds and accelerator programs

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., July 20, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- innovosource will host its fifth annual COVERGENCE Summit from Oct. 20-21, 2022, at the University of Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium Club. The event gathers more than 60 university gap fund/accelerator programs (GAP) and potential commercial and investment partners to discuss best practices and review portfolios and investable projects and startups.

Nutrition Company PlantBaby Raises $4 Million Seed Round with Big Idea Ventures and The Fund LA, Among Others

KAUAI, Hawaii, June 22, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- PlantBaby, the innovative nutrition company developing a portfolio of the purest plant-based products to support the nutritional journey from infancy into adulthood, announces its $4 million Seed funding round, led by Big Idea Ventures and The Fund LA.
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TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP Invests in leadPops, a digital customer acquisition software and marketing innovation platform

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, announced today that the TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP (the "Fund") recently participated in a follow-on round to a recent $3.5M Series A completed by leadPops, a digital customer acquisition software and marketing innovation platform. leadPops allows users to create robust, automated lead-generating systems that drive qualified leads directly to their business.
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AI Radiology & Emerging MedTech Venture Capital Investment Group Now Open to Outside Participation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Seventeen-year-old ProNova Partners has been contracted to facilitate the expansion of an Artificial Intelligence Radiology Imaging and emerging Medical Technology Venture Capital Investment Group.

America’s ‘Queen of Crowdfunding’ Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of Helping Pass The Jobs Act of 2012 Into Law

LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 21, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- This April marks the 10-year anniversary of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act which is a law intended to encourage funding of small businesses in the United States by easing many of the country's securities regulations, said Ruth E. Hedges, CEO of Rise Up Crowdfunding.

Neurosoft Bioelectronics Receives Nearly $3 Million in Funding

GENEVA, Switzerland, and NEW YORK, N.Y., April 5, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neurosoft Bioelectronics, an early-stage company developing tools for unmet needs in epilepsy and tinnitus, was awarded nearly $3 million USD, from the SERI-Funded European Innovation Council Accelerator Grant and a share of the $165,000 USD through the European Research Council Proof-of-Concept Grant.
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Nancy Pfund, Pioneering Leader in Impact Investing, Named 2022 Financial Woman of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) today named Nancy Pfund, the Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners, as the FWSF 2022 Financial Woman of the Year. DBL Partners is one of the first venture capital firms to bring impact investing into the mainstream. Nancy and her colleagues launched DBL out of JP Morgan in 2008 after seeing increased momentum in the move to social and environmental impact.

Applications are open for the second year in a row at this Arizona-based accelerator built for female founders 40+

PHOENIX, Ariz. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- RECREATE Now LLC is taking applications for its second cohort in Arizona and it's first cohort in San Francisco, California to help aspiring women entrepreneurs build and launch their idea. The organization is aiming to support the underserved market of women over 40 who are transitioning from the corporate world and wanting to start their own business or non-profit without being surrounded by twenty-something tech bros.
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TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP recently participated in a $38M Series C investment round for AI Software, LLC dba Capacity

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, announced today that the TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP (the "Fund") recently participated in a $38M Series C investment round for AI Software, LLC dba Capacity. Capacity is an AI-powered support automation platform.

SIERA.AI Announces $6.8 Million Seed Funding Round

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 5, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Connected Industrial Mobility leader, SIERA.AI, announced the completion of a $6.9 million seed funding round. The funding round was supported by Parkway Venture Capital, a New York venture capital firm and Ubiquity Ventures, a Silicon Valley seed-stage institutional venture capital firm.
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TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP Invests in Clever Real Estate, with Series B investment round

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, announced today that the TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP (the Fund) recently participated in a Series B investment round for Clever Real Estate. Clever offers free educational resources - including expert advice, reviews and guides - to help consumers navigate their real estate journey.
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TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP will host TMC Mortgage Tech Day on March 19, 2022

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, announced today that the TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP (the "Fund") will host TMC Mortgage Tech Day on March 19, 2022, in conjunction with TMC's Winter Conference at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
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Real Estate Expert, Kofi Nartey, Joins Belize-Centric Global Progress Fund Team

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Global Progress Fund, a platform created to provide international groups seeking to diversify their portfolios' access to investments within the country of Belize, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with international businessman, Kofi Nartey, as a founder and core member of the management team.
Lender Price

Lender Price Announces Strategic Investment Led by Argentum to Support Its Rapid Growth

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lender Price, a leading provider of cloud-based mortgage pricing and digital lending solutions, announced today that it has received a strategic investment led by Argentum with participation from First Analysis and existing investor Costner Lake Investments. The investment will further accelerate Lender Price's rapid growth by supporting product development, sales & marketing, and customer service capabilities.

Expetitle Closes $2.3 Million Seed Plus Round

MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 29, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Expetitle, a digital title company and a leader in remote real estate closings, announced today it has closed their $2.3 million Series Seed Plus financing round. The investment will help the company aggressively expand its sales and marketing efforts.

US-based Carbon Direct invests €15M ($17.7M) for 7% stake in Calix’s LEILAC business

SYDNEY, Australia, Sept. 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Multi-award-winning Australian technology company Calix Limited (ASX: CXL) ("Calix" or the "Company") is pleased to announce global decarbonisation investor Carbon Direct Capital Management has invested €15m for a 6.98% equity stake in Calix subsidiary, the LEILAC Group, which is dedicated to the commercialisation and ongoing development of Calix's LEILAC CO2 capture technology.
Amplify-Now

Whiteoak Invests in Amplify-Now, Inc. – Will Help Company Accelerate Global Expansion and Development

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Amplify-Now, a leading provider of Strategy Execution Management software headquartered in Adelaide, Australia, announced that Whiteoak, a growth-equity firm based in Sydney, Australia, plans to invest in their company to help spur global growth and product development ambitions..

Seattle company developing wave-powered marine platform for ocean science applications

SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 27, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Oscilla Power, Inc. [OPI] is proud to announce the receipt of a $200k Phase I SBIR grant award from the US Department of Energy to develop a wave energy powered platform for ocean sensing and monitoring systems.
The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

AI-powered mortgage advisor Home Lending Pal raises $2.2M in pre-Series A round led by TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, announced today that the TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP (the "Fund") recently led a pre-Series A investment round in Home Lending Pal, a technology-enabled marketplace .

Nation’s Only Black Cybersecurity Reskilling School Receives $10M Funding Boost to Connect Students with High-Paying Careers in Tech

DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 10, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Detroit-based Automation Workz Institute, Inc., the nation's only Black tech diversity consulting and upskilling institution, today announced the close of $10 million growth financing to drive the expansion of their cybersecurity, network engineer and development certification courses to people of color across America.

Associated Colleges of Illinois Awarded Grant to Help Improve Four-Year Degree Completion Rates for Community College Transfer Students

CHICAGO, Ill., July 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI), the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) were awarded a $25,000 planning grant to conduct research and develop an implementation plan to help more community college transfer students earn bachelor's degrees at ACI-affiliated colleges and universities.

Move For Hunger Receives $128,000 Donation from the Assurant Foundation

RED BANK, N.J., July 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, announced today that they have received a $128,735 donation from the Assurant Foundation as part of the '2021 Turning Miles into Meals Challenge.'
Staff from Petco and the Sacramento SPCA gathered for the check presentation at the Folsom retail store

Sacramento SPCA Receives $15K Lifesaving Investment from Newly Named Petco Love for the Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- he Sacramento SPCA announced today that they received a $15,000 grant investment from Petco Love, to support their lifesaving work for animals through the newly constructed Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center. A check presentation was held at the Petco retail store located at 855 E Bidwell Street in Folsom, California on Friday, July 9 at 11 a.m.

Abyan Nur Announces Heated Menstrual Cup Kickstarter Project for Safe and Eco-Friendly Relief from Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., June 21, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Women's health enthusiast Abyan Nur and her team are introducing the Heated Menstrual Cup to help women find relief from menstrual pain and reduce or eliminate dependence on over-the-counter medication.

Kognity raises USD 20m to improve learning in US high schools

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Kognity, a Stockholm based EdTech company with customer schools in over 100 countries, is taking the next step towards its ambition of radically improving learning globally by entering the US high school market. To support the growth journey, Kognity is partnering with leading Nordic growth investor, Alfvén & Didrikson.

London Company Building Digital Ecosystem for Creators in Sub-Sahara Africa

LONDON, U.K., May 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Pioneering London-based ForeMedia Group Plc (an international company well known for its top-rated extensive media and entertainment operations in Nigeria and United Kingdom, along with delivering Afro-centric media and entertainment to audiences worldwide), is delighted to announce that it is building the first digital ecosystem for talented entertainment creators in sub-Saharan Africa.

Pattison announces the closing of a $17 million credit facility funded by Amerisource Business Capital

CLAYTON, Iowa, May 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Pattison Company, a leading provider of high-quality industrial sand, construction aggregate, armor stone and rail car storage, will use the proceeds to refinance existing term debt and equipment debt, new projects, and working capital.

NFT-craze continues: the first NFT house on the Moon is up for sale for $100,000

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Roman Kropachek, co-founder of CleverFiles, serial IT entrepreneur, has announced the bid for the first ever NFT house on the Moon. The project has been in development by the team of architects and 3D visual artists with a total of over 1500 hours invested.

Alternative Finance Network Announces New Lending Partner, Providing Cannabis Real Estate Loans Starting at 5%

DENVER, Colo., April 28, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Alternative Finance Network (AFN), a leading provider of financing for the cannabis industry led by Marijuana Money Man, Scott Jordan, announces its new lending partner for single-digit real estate loans. The partnership will allow AFN to offer bank-like rates, resulting in real estate loans starting at five percent for high quality borrowers.

Rockfleet Announces Availability of CapRaize

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 20, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Rockfleet Financial Services, Inc. ("Rockfleet") announced today immediate availability of CapRaize℠, enabling entrepreneurs and qualified all-stage companies seeking capital to connect seamlessly with all classes of investors, including crowdfunding enthusiasts, accredited investors, qualified purchasers, institutions, and family offices.

Beach Lovers: a NYC Summer Love Story Fundraiser Goes Live

BROOKLYN, N.Y., April 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Photographer Erica Reade announced today the kickoff of her fundraiser campaign "Beach Lover: a NYC Summer Love Story." The photographic series about love and intimacy will be turned into a book that will offer nostalgic and candid images of the love shared between couples at the beaches of New York City.

Approximately $100 Million Available for Wildlife Habitat Grants

SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC) last week issued its annual Call for Funding Request from the Outdoor Heritage Fund. Approximately $100 million will be available for both metro and statewide grants to aid Minnesota habitat restoration, preservation and enhancement.
South Bay Credit Union

South Bay Credit Union announces Spring offer on their HELOC (home equity line of credit) Loan Product

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- South Bay Credit Union - Member-owned not-for-profit financial cooperative, today announced the launch of a limited time offer on their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) program to homeowners in the South Bay Los Angeles Area.
The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

The Mortgage Collaborative’s Emerging Tech Fund Announces Investment in Maxwell

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation's largest independent cooperative network in the mortgage industry, announced today the first investment of its recently launched TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP ("TMC Fund").

Private Equity Firm CEO Co-Hosted SXSW Wealth Diversity Panels, Announces Launch of Black Angel Investors Initiative

GREENSBORO, N.C., March 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- BWC Capital CEO and national chair of The Links Economic Empowerment Platform (LEEP) Bridget Chisholm was selected by Opportunity Hub (OHUB), the largest minority-owned multi-campus entrepreneurship center and tech hub in the U.S., to moderate and co-host two panels at the SXSW annual conference.

Keith Eckhardt Takes Over Colorado Springs Edward Jones Branch Office

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Keith Eckhardt has been named to take over the local Edward Jones office located at 1763 South 8th Street, Ste 1, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the firm announced today. Eckhardt transferred to the Cheyenne Canyon community from an Edward Jones office in the Widefield community.

A GoFundMe Page Is Now Live to Help China Rescue Dogs with Transporting Rescue Dogs

VASS, N.C., March 9, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- China Rescue Dogs is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to rescuing and saving dogs from the slaughterhouses, meat trade, abuse and neglect in China, and finds them forever homes here in the United States. Once these rescue dogs arrive in the New York, they need to be transported to their forever homes across the country.

Taylor Wilshire and the Wilshire Foundation Receive Global Excellence Award While Spearheading International Change During Pandemic

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Taylor Wilshire and the Wilshire Foundation will receive the Global Excellence Award (GEA) from the Consortium of International Social and Financial Responsibility (CISFR) on February 15, 2021. This award highlights the Wilshire Foundation's outstanding achievements, advancements, and innovations in international business and global affairs.

Online Matchmaker Carly Spindel Is Seeking an Investment Of $650,000 For 10% of Flash Match NYC

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Jan. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Carly Spindel, a second-generation matchmaker, and founder of Janis Spindel Serious Matchmaking Inc., recently created the first of its kind: online dating + online matchmaking + one-on-one matchmaking = Flash Match NYC.
AWAIR Inc

Awair Announces Strategic Investment from Emerson (NYSE: EMR)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Awair, the San Francisco-based startup that makes Indoor Air Quality monitoring and software solutions for home and commercial spaces, has received a major strategic investment from Emerson (NYSE: EMR). Emerson is a leader in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) controls industry, as well as the creator of the highly-rated smart thermostat, Emerson Sensi.

SimpleNexus Secures $108M in Series B Funding to Transform the Homeownership Journey into a Seamlessly Connected Experience

LEHI, Utah, Jan. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading homeownership platform connecting loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, has received a follow-on investment of $108 million in Series B funding led by global venture-capital and private-equity firm Insight Partners.

Synthetic Biology for Tennessee Schools: BioBuilder Partners with Niswonger Foundation on $8.8M Federal Grant for STEM Education

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The BioBuilder Educational Foundation announced that they are to partner with the Niswonger Foundation on their award of an "Education Innovation and Research" (EIR) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will focus on educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Arroyo Closes $821 Million in Global Refinancings During Pandemic

HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Arroyo Energy Investors, the Houston-based, independent infrastructure investment firm with a footprint in North and Latin America, today announced it closed three large refinancings totaling $821 million during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fanplayr

Fanplayr Partners with PFG to Enhance E-Commerce Behavioral Intelligence Solutions

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fanplayr, a leader in online behavioral personalization and AI for the past 10 years, recently closed a funding round from Partners for Growth (PFG) to support significant growth in its business and customer base.

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