Unboxing Helena, a new non-profit aimed at giving the under-25 set a seat at the “Ted Talks” table

Screen Shot 2016-04-19 at 7.51.37 AM Operating somewhere at the intersection of a think-tank and a mission-driven non-profit, the whole thrust of Helena is to bring together successful people across a range of demographics while privileging the one number that the organization’s founder, Henry Elkus, thinks truly matters — that 50% of the world’s population is under the age of 25. Read More

Nokia and Skype strongmen invest in Finnish food delivery app

delivery service Even with billion dollar behemoths already in the food delivery market, Helsinki-based food delivery app Wolt has managed to raise $11 million fresh funding from heavyweight Nordic investors including the founder of Skype and the chairman of Nokia as the company announced its Stockholm launch on Friday. “We are now expanding in the Nordics and in the Baltic region. The funds go to the… Read More

As globalization slows, new startup Globality raises $27 million to bring SMBs to world markets

2039029106_f5c77a2cf8_o Global capitalism is in a bit of pickle right now. Goldman Sachs (either a vampire squid or the second-best investment bank in the world, depending on your point of view) came out with a report earlier this year questioning the efficacy of capitalism, while The Wall Street Journal, recently published an article pointing to signs that international trade is sputtering.  The… Read More

Reddit’s firing up a thread on the Panama Papers leak

Panama City Skyline The good folks at Reddit are already getting their Redditors fired up about the massive document dump we reported earlier this evening. There’s an official link to the trove of information that more than 200 journalists have been combing through for the better part of a year available here. And there’s an informational video available on YouTube on how to use the search tool that… Read More

Sanitation And Health Rights in India launched its non-profit for sanitation and water purification services

Screen Shot 2016-03-23 at 9.41.45 PM Sanitation and Health Rights in India is the fruit of work that 29-year-old Anoop Jain has struggled with for the better part of the last six years. After a trip to the Himalayas left Jain with an abiding sense of the profound transformations that could be wrought through non-profit work, the son of an oil man who claims New Orleans as his home has been working tirelessly for India’s… Read More

Launching at YC’s Demo Day, mRelief has a new tool to make public assistance more accessible

16373018746_ed3b7e9f79_k After years of hearing the private sector in the U.S. complain about the inefficiencies of government, investors are beginning to marshall their resources to help solve the problem. And no organization exemplifies that notion of harnessing private industry tools for public good more than mRelief, a non-profit launching in the latest Y-Combinator batch of companies. Read More