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Fast Company

Fashion startups, like Allbirds, are already proving a Green New Deal could work

Tuesday, June 25th 2019

Fashion and manufacturing contributes to about a tenth of the world’s greenhouse gases. But startups are showing their more established counterparts how to build carbon-neutral businesses.

The Wall Street Journal

Wondery raises $10 million to take podcasts global

Thursday, June 27th 2019

Wondery has raised $10 million in new funding as it seeks to add to its slate of original programs and expand internationally.

Modern Retail

Foxtrot, a chain of modern convenience stores, is expanding to Dallas

Tuesday, June 25th 2019

Foxtrot is expanding its chain of upscale convenience stores as it looks to establish webs of one-hour delivery in more cities.

Crunchbase News

Seed Series: Lerer Hippeau Co-Founder and Managing Partner Eric Hippeau

Friday, June 28th 2019

Managing Partner Eric Hippeau shares some of the secrets to the success of Lerer Hippeau’s approach to investing mainly in the New York tech.

From the blog

Please welcome Augmentir, AI software driving forward manufacturing’s frontline

Tuesday, July 16th 2019

Meet Augmentir, the latest addition to Lerer Hippeau’s portfolio. HQ: Horsham, PA Cofounders: Russ Fadel, John Canosa, Phil Huber and Lawrence Fan The problem: The...

Please welcome WAVE, the first immersive meditation experience made for everyone

Tuesday, July 16th 2019

Meet WAVE, the latest addition to Lerer Hippeau’s portfolio. HQ: New York Cofounders: Mason Levey and Brad Warsh The problem: Reduced stress and anxiety, better...

Please welcome Sweet Reason, a better-for-you CBD sparkling beverage brand

Tuesday, July 2nd 2019

Meet Sweet Reason, the latest addition to Lerer Hippeau’s portfolio. HQ: Toronto Founder: Hilary McCain The problem: Since the Farm Bill legalized hemp back...

Please welcome MainVest, a community-driven financing solution for small business owners

Tuesday, June 25th 2019

Meet MainVest, the latest addition to Lerer Hippeau’s portfolio. HQ: Boston Cofounders: Nicholas Mathews, Ben Blieden, and Felix le Dem The problem: Main Streets...

What’s in a role: Ben Levick, Head of Supply Chain and Expansion at Bowery Farming

Thursday, June 13th 2019

By Amanda Mulay, Senior Talent Manager In this series, “What’s in a role,” we ask portfolio company leaders about their career paths,...