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Could Aluminium-Air Batteries Cure Electric Vehicle Range Anxiety?

Slowly but surely, the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is becoming more economic. Since 2010, the battery cost per kilowatt hour has...

U.S. Trails in Converting Manure to Power, But Israeli Start-up May...

While animal manure is piling up around the world, threatening widespread pollution, the U.S. trails Europe and other parts of the world...

Europe Allots $3 Billion to Standardize Health Data for Artificial Intelligence

Europe is looking to revolutionize healthcare with a massive project that would  make millions of patient records available to artificial intelligence algorithms.

Emu Analytics Wants to Use Traffic Data to Make Cities More...

Sensors are everywhere -- on street lights, traffic signals, buried in electric substations -- taking the pulse of a city, measuring its...

Israel’s First Bank in Decades Looks to Help Low-Income Families

Israel’s first new bank in 47 years will be making interest-free and low-interest loans, continuing the social impact tradition of its successor...

Food Scraps, Packing Protein and Profit, Get Second Life

As peas and soy, crickets and fungus are increasingly eyed as sustainable protein sources, a group of entrepreneurs is looking a little...

Sizzling Dubai Takes Lead in District Cooling Systems

As the earth grows hotter, cities are trying to stay cooler -- and the solution so far has been to add more...

Closed Loop Partners Bets on Circular Economy to Redefine $110 Billion...

From waste-sorting robots to a 3-D food printing appliance that cuts waste, Closed Loop Partners is backing products that aim to redefine...

Mightier’s Video Games Aim to Impart Soothing Techniques to ADHD Kids

Many children have been learning their ABCs through video games. Now Mightier wants to help them conquer anxiety and depression disorders using...

Babylon: HealthTech Startup Challenging Britain’s Health Service

Disruptions from Babylon Health’s app are spreading through the U.K.’s National Health Service, with its AI, virtual services and promise of appointments...

Maniv VC Firm Doubling Down on Future of Mobility

Tel Aviv-based venture firm Maniv Mobility, backed by such automotive leaders as Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Hyundai and Shell, aims to invest in early stage...

Congruent Ventures Backs Ideas Promising Sustainability Without Compromise

From demolition debris recycling to imitation chicken, Congruent Ventures has taken a markedly different approach to investing than many of its social...

Fairbnb Aims to Be Ethical Alternative to Airbnb

Some of Europe’s most beautiful cities are being overrun by tourists renting through websites including Airbnb, Expedia’s HomeAway and VRBO, destroying the...

Unshackled Ventures Aims to Solve the Unique Challenges of the Immigrant...

From founding groundbreaking companies to fueling the workforce and reinvigorating neighborhoods, immigrants have shaped the U.S. economy since it began. While coming...

How This Small Tel Aviv Impact Fund Wants to Move the...

Six years ago, Vanessa Bartram helped start Zora Ventures to invest in early-stage Israeli tech startups, with an ambition that some of the companies...

Zebra’s Artificial Intelligence Speeds Up Diagnosis for Patients

Sound Businesses: Profiles of companies and business models we are keeping an eye on. Diagnostic-imaging company Zebra Medical...

The Fintech Startup Taunting U.K. Banks Out of the Stone Age

U.K. mobile-first bank Monzo sent a warning shot across the bow of the financial industry in 2016 when it needed just 96...

Despite Teething Troubles, Indian Solar Shines Brightly

As Narendra Modi begins his second term as India’s prime minister, the country’s renewables sector is set for a significant boost that...

Streamroot’s Tech Aims to Improve “Viewing Experience,” Reach Wider Audiences

Sound Businesses: Profiles of companies and business models we are keeping an eye on. Delays and interruptions in the delivery of content mean the loss...

Obvious Ventures Pushes Silicon Valley to Invest With Purpose

The partners at Obvious Ventures aren’t big fans of the term impact investing. Instead, they have coined another phrase for what they...

The Beekeepers of Notre-Dame: the French Beekeeping Startup Eyeing U.S. Market

After the fire that destroyed the roof and spire of France’s Notre-Dame Cathedral, there was a piece of good news: the bees...

Matt Diserio: Why “Water is the New Oil”

When President Trump signed a measure in April to address a 19-year decline in the flow of the Colorado River, it was...

Bank ‘with a Conscience’ Bets on Socially Responsible Consumers

Sound Businesses: Profiles of companies and business models we are keeping an eye on. Andrei Cherny is not your typical banker. He had written speeches for...

Greenprint Partners’ Nicole Chavas: “Investing in our infrastructure is absolutely essential.”

Strategic Investors: Profiles of investors with strategies to consider. Greenprint Partners, a Chicago-based B Corp founded by female entrepreneurs, believes that existing water-drainage infrastructure can...

Meet the Startup Aiming to Outsmart the Big Guys and Insure...

Sound Businesses: Profiles of companies and business models we are keeping an eye on. Over the past decade, mobile phone technology has provided access to...

From Fertility to Fintech, Chiratae Ventures Tackles India’s Big Problems

Strategic Investors: Profiles of investors with strategies to consider. Chiratae Ventures has made a name for itself in India’s fast-growing venture capital scene with investments...

Frontier Tech VC Pioneer Nisa Amoils Sees Opportunity in Finance’s Gender...

Strategic Investors: Profiles of investors with strategies to consider. Nisa Amoils, named one of 30 Women in Venture Capital to Watch by Business Insider in 2018, had...

Why France’s Biggest Venture Firm Is Bullish on Africa

Strategic Investors: Profiles of investors with strategies to consider. Partech, one of France’s oldest and Europe’s biggest VC firms, didn’t want to miss the boat...

Rohitesh Dhawan: A balanced energy mix is going to create “very...

Strategic Investors: Profiles of investors with strategies to consider. Whether you think climate change is real or not, global insurers, investment funds, many corporations and...

Better.com Aims to Cut Down Time, Fees When Getting a Mortgage

Sound Businesses: Profiles of companies and business models we are keeping an eye on. Serial entrepreneur Vishal Garg founded Better.com to simplify the $9 trillion mortgage industry...
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