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#InvestInWomen: Diversity in ClimateTech Finalists Announced, Journey Foods is Fundraising & Final Impact Investing Course Lecture

While the pandemic continues to hold society’s attention, climate change remains humankind’s most pressing challenge. Chloe Capital, Cornell University, and NYSERDA are supporting entrepreneurs at the helm of real-world solutions. We’ve selected five promising women-led companies for our Diversity In ClimateTech program, a 48-hour fundraising experience Even journalist / author Gretchen Carlson is getting in on the action! We’re releasing a broadcast on Wed, Oct 27 at 4 pm ET.

#InvestInWomen: Diversity in ClimateTech Finalists Announced, Journey Foods is Fundraising & Final Impact Investing Course Lecture2021-10-02T15:17:10+00:00

Five Women-led Climate Tech Companies Selected to Pitch for Investments, Prizes and Mentorship

Diversity In ClimateTech is powered by Chloe Capital and Cornell University, and supported by NYSERDA, to assist BIPOC and women-led companies tackling the world’s climate crisis.

[RELEASE] SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 – New York, NYChloe Capital is excited to announce the five women-led climate technology companies that will join us in Ithaca, NY on October 5-6, 2021 for a 48-hour fundraising experience. 

Chloe Capital and Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement (CREA) with support from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) have set out to combine their expertise and resources, resulting in a new program for founders tackling some of our world’s most critical challenges. 

Diversity In ClimateTech aims to recruit, educate, inspire and support the growth of companies led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and women founders on the forefront of clean energy innovations. 

Diversity In ClimateTech includes activities for founders and investors, including a Showcase where founders pitch for investments. At least one founder will receive a Chloe Capital investment of up to $250,000. A panel of potential co-investors representing Armory Square Ventures, Include Venture Partners, The New York Angels,  Aligned Climate Capital and the Clean Energy Ventures will also be on hand to explore the deals. On average, participants in a Chloe Capital program raise $1.5MM.

Chloe Capital’s impact investing initiatives empower other investors to take action. Our goal is to collaborate. As a united front, we can best position founders to achieve success and deliver  healthy returns on investments. During our programs, we like to watch the founders in action, and introduce them to a large community of supporters who are ready to help with both funding and resources,” said Kathryn Cartini, Chloe Capital co-founder and partner. 

Here are the women chosen out of 300 applicants worldwide to participate in Diversity In ClimateTech:

1.

Dorrit Lowsen
President & Co-Founder, Change Finance
Change-Finance.com
Alexandria, VA

Dorrit Lowsen, Change Finance | Chloe CapitalChange Finance builds performance-oriented investment products that seek to promote a more sustainable world. Transforming capital markets and implementing impact-driven, performance-focused strategies help bring profit to people, planet and investors.

2.

Lisa Altieri
Founder & CEO, BrightAction
BrightAction.com
Palo Alto, CA

Lisa Altieri, BrightAction | Chloe CapitalBrightAction helps companies, organizations and cities to empower their communities on climate change solutions through a collaborative platform using simple, everyday actions to make an impact.  Custom branding, innovative engagement programs, personalized experiences, team and group

3.

Madison Savilow
Founder, Expedition Air
ExpeditionAir.today
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Madison Savilow Founder of Expedition AirExpedition Air was founded on the idea that every product consumers interact with should enable a low carbon future. A spin-out from NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE X-Factor Winner, Carbon Upcycling Technologies, Expedition Air produces advanced solid additives derived from greenhouse emissions and cheaply available solids for use in the consumer products industry.

4.

Martha Montoya
Founder & CEO, Agtools Inc.
Ag.tools
Irvine, CA

Martha Montoya CEO and Founder of AgtoolsAgtools is a worldwide financial intelligence data for the food & agriculture global supply chain offering trusted market official data from around the world, in real-time data for stakeholders to manage market volatility of over 500 commodities at 1 billion transactions per second and avoid CO2/SO2 across their actions.

5.

SaLisa Berrien
Founder & CEO, COI Energy
CoiEnergyServices.com
Tampa, FL / Binghamton, NY / Brooklyn, NY

SaLisa Berrien Founder and CEO of COI EnergyCOI Energy is changing the face of energy with its digital energy management that detects and eliminates energy waste in buildings. COI takes a holistic approach to demand management that includes temporary (emergency curtailments), semi-permanent (peak shaving and load shifting) and permanent (energy efficiency and renewable energy) demand management.

“Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement (CREA) is proud to participate in this program and help founders extend their company’s impact to the Southern Tier region in New York state. CREA is committed to accelerating the region’s economic growth—focusing on job growth and attracting new businesses,” said Andrea Ippolito, W.E. Cornell program director. 

In addition to the Founder Showcase, Diversity in ClimateTech will also feature New York Times best-selling author, journalist, women’s-advocacy leader Gretchen Carlson. Carlson recently co-founded Lift Our Voices, a non-profit organization with a mission to expose the struggles of female harassment victims. 

GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter and Native American, Joanne Shenandoah, will share a special musical performance. Shenandoah is described as a “cross-cultural and multi-genre artist known for her beautiful vocals and insightful lyrics that nurture the spirit.” Shenandoah has also been recognized as an ambassador of peace, human and earth rights. 

Katie MacDonald, NYSERDA’s Director, Technology to Market said, “We are working together as a community to solve the toughest climate challenges faced across the Southern Tier and New York State while advancing clean energy to enable climate impact. Diversity In ClimateTech allows us to support leading founders at the helm of some of the most promising, cutting-edge innovations and companies.”

Due to Covid restrictions, Diversity in ClimateTech is only open to a select number of founders, investors and community members. If you’re a member of the press, please use the contact information below to connect. All others around the globe can still take part in the experience, which will be broadcasted on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 4pm EST.  Register for free > diversityinclimatetechshow.eventbrite.com

Contact
Kathryn Cartini
Partner, Chloe Capital
kathryn@chloecapital.com 

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About Chloe Capital
Chloe Capital is a  venture capital firm that invests in women-led technology companies. In addition to investing with a gender and diversity lens, Chloe Capital partners with universities, foundations and corporations to host programs that help catalyze fundraising efforts for underrepresented founders. This collaborative approach to early stage investing is what makes the firm so unique. More than 15,000 people around the world have already joined Chloe Capital’s Movement to #InvestInWomen. ChloeCapital.com 

About CREA
Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement (CREA) fuels economic growth and diversity in Upstate New York through entrepreneurship and innovation. CREA is focused on making a measurable impact by supporting and managing a portfolio of over a dozen programs, including Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, Rev’s Hardware Accelerators, Grow-NY, UNY I-Corps, Cleantech Hardware Scaleup, and many Cornell-facing startup accelerators and fellowships. CREA.Cornell.edu

Five Women-led Climate Tech Companies Selected to Pitch for Investments, Prizes and Mentorship2021-10-02T15:17:22+00:00

#InvestInWomen: Diversity in ClimateTech Broadcast, NODE Merger & Impact Investing Course Final Lecture

While the pandemic continues to hold society’s attention, climate change remains humankind’s most pressing challenge. Chloe Capital, Cornell University, and NYSERDA are supporting entrepreneurs at the helm of real-world solutions. We’ve selected five promising women-led companies for our Diversity In ClimateTech program, a 48-hour fundraising experience Even journalist / author Gretchen Carlson is getting in on the action! We’re releasing a broadcast on Wed, Oct 27 at 4 pm ET.

#InvestInWomen: Diversity in ClimateTech Broadcast, NODE Merger & Impact Investing Course Final Lecture2021-09-29T14:19:55+00:00

#InvestInWomen: Chloe Capital Launches Impact Investing Course, Invests in Figur8 & Heads Into Climate Tech Due Diligence

School is in session, and the Chloe Capital team has spirit in spades! We’re launching an Impact Investing course on August 19 to shout about how you can generate positive, measurable impact alongside financial returns. We’ve partnered with Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR) to share our playbook. Learn how to Measure Impact, Perform Due Diligence, and Manage a Portfolio.

#InvestInWomen: Chloe Capital Launches Impact Investing Course, Invests in Figur8 & Heads Into Climate Tech Due Diligence2021-08-10T18:11:59+00:00

#InvestInWomen: Chloe Capital Lands Anchor Investor, Cora is Fundraising & Diversity In ClimateTech Applications Close Soon

We’re ecstatic to announce our partnership with ECMC Group, welcoming the multi-billion institution into Chloe Capital’s Impact Fund as our anchor investor! We’ve been working closely with ECMC Foundation to deploy capital to women defining the Future of Work & Education. Together we will continue to #InvestInWomen – led tech companies across various sectors including Health, Finance and Clean Energy.

#InvestInWomen: Chloe Capital Lands Anchor Investor, Cora is Fundraising & Diversity In ClimateTech Applications Close Soon2021-07-09T13:26:01+00:00

#InvestInWomen: Chloe Capital is Hiring, Riff Analytics Fundraising and Diversity In ClimateTech Info Session

Chloe Capital has graduated from being a startup. We’ve entered into growth mode, supporting a fully operational Impact Fund, 11 portfolio companies and our Invest In Women programs. Now it’s time to ask – Who do you know? We’re looking for qualified and passionate teammates to help us scale. Administrators, business development specialists, event coordinators, and marketers wanted to join our Movement!

#InvestInWomen: Chloe Capital is Hiring, Riff Analytics Fundraising and Diversity In ClimateTech Info Session2021-06-08T20:16:51+00:00

#InvestInWomen: Diversity In ClimateTech, Info Session May 13 & NODE Eco Fundraising

Women and BIPOC are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs, but they only receive less than 2% of funding. At Chloe Capital, we know “Who run the world? GIRLS!” Given that women-led businesses (that receive funding) outperform their male peers by as much as 63%, we’re taking our Movement to Invest In Women global. In support of women-led technology companies tackling the world’s climate crisis, Chloe Capital will invest in women shaping our clean energy future. Happy Earth Day!

#InvestInWomen: Diversity In ClimateTech, Info Session May 13 & NODE Eco Fundraising2021-04-22T17:45:47+00:00

#InvestInWomen: Chloe Capital’s Birthday, Provider Pool Fundraising & Chloe in Venture Summit

Celebrating Chloe Capital’s birthday which coincides with International Women’s Day! Let’s raise a glass to not only our progress but to the Movement that’s rocked the world. Plus, fundraising now, Provider Pool. Provider Pool connects nurses to healthcare providers using a gamified marketplace and payroll platform. And Kathryn Cartini speaking at Venture Summit’s “Empowering Female Founders” initiative.  Learn more in this edition of #InvestInWomen >

#InvestInWomen: Chloe Capital’s Birthday, Provider Pool Fundraising & Chloe in Venture Summit2021-04-21T23:55:36+00:00

VIDEO: Provider Pool Saves Lives During the Pandemic

As a registered nurse, Janna Westbrook was quick to see the flaws of conventional nurse staffing agencies. With her venture Provider Pool, Janna is revolutionizing the healthcare staffing crisis that has been intensified by the pandemic.

Provider Pool is an on-demand online labor marketplace connecting hospitals to nurses. Janna, CEO and co-founder, has demonstrated an exemplary impact during the pandemic. Her marketplace has helped facilities save hundreds of thousands of lives by improving the staffing crisis which has become more widespread than ever. Provider Pool has a COVID response team that has set aside nurses to solely work in COVID negative facilities. Meanwhile, nurses that are immunocompromised or who have young children are only working in COVID positive facilities. With the pandemic calling upon even those nurses who have left the workforce, Provider Pool has helped offer a better transition back to the healthcare field by providing them with information regarding what is going on in the facility and what other nurses are saying about it. 

Janna also says COVID-19 has been a huge catalyst for the business. Her healthcare venture is one of the few companies with over 100% month-on-month growth since the epidemic outbreak. With over 500 nurses active on the platform, Provider Pool is paving its way to becoming the ultimate solution for the healthcare staffing crisis. The total addressable market size is estimated at nearly $18 billion. “Even though healthcare is extremely innovative, there are many processes that are still pretty antiquated–staffing and recruitment is one of those processes,” Janna explains.

Provider Pool is a select online community built by nurses, for nurses. By connecting long-term care facilities with per diem nurses for on-demand staffing needs, it introduces a new way to work for both parties. Facilities using Provider Pool can easily fill shifts with their choice of healthcare professionals. They’re free to set their own rates and choose their own nurses without hassle because Provider Pool vets the nurses and handles invoicing.

Nurses registered with Provider Pool have the flexibility to pick and choose where and when to work. The platform offers a competitive pay rate, and nurses who sign up have access to a community of healthcare professionals. Since the community is nurse-run, nurses on Provider Pool pride themselves on reliability and ensure to register only the best onto the platform.

Janna’s vision for Provider Pool came after a personal struggle with nurse burnout and talent acquisition challenges. “I became an entrepreneur out of sheer frustration. I felt like current options were only patchwork solutions. And I wanted a centralized and streamlined process,” Janna said. “I was at the point where I was willing to walk away from healthcare completely and I wasn’t alone. 400,000 nurses have walked away from healthcare over the years. And it’s not fair to suffer burnout while doing something that you love.” 

As a female entrepreneur, Janna hopes Provider Pool will be a source of inspiration for future entrepreneurs. “Representation is definitely important, but I hope to inspire people to move on their ideas or to execute on their ideas,” Janna said. “I built this company out of a passion that I had, went ahead and executed. Hopefully, others will be inspired on the actual company side.”

Despite recent progress, less than 3% of female founders receive venture capital, according to PitchBook. When it comes to Black women tech founders, the resource gap widens. Between 2009 to 2018, tech startups led by Black women raised $289 million. That is only 0.06% of the $425 billion in total tech venture funding raised in that same time period according to Black Women Talk Tech’s research, which is the largest published study about Black women tech founders.

After Janna envisioned an online marketplace for nurses, it only took her just six months to pitch the idea, secure investors, acquire customers and top talents, and generate revenue. In 2019, Janna was one of the Arch Grants recipients. By February 2020, Janna and her co-founder Rodney McGill received investments from both Chloe Capital and ECMC Foundation during Chloe Capital’s #InvestInWomen tour. 

Chloe Capital is a seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in women-led, high-growth companies. The firm leads a movement to Invest In Women not only because studies have shown that companies led by women generate more revenue, exit faster and produce greater returns for investors, but also because they believe that creating an inclusive ecosystem in entrepreneurship and venture capital is the responsibility of every community. By investing in women, Chloe Capital provides investors with the opportunity to do well by doing good. 

During the “Invest In Women” events in Los Angeles, New Orleans and virtually in 2020, Chloe Capital and ECMC Foundation invested $1.25 million in women-led companies at the forefront of work and education. In addition to Provider Pool, Chloe Capital’s Work & Education investments include Beth Porter of Riff Analytics, Bec Chapin of NODE.eco and Jamee Herbert of BridgeCare. 

VIDEO: Provider Pool Saves Lives During the Pandemic2021-04-21T22:47:29+00:00

#InvestInWomen: Tax Deductions, It’s By U Fundraising & Chloe in Forbes

Despite the pandemic, Chloe Capital portfolio companies are thriving. What the world needs now is to support the innovators who perform better in crisis. Donate to the Chloe Capital Impact Fund by Dec. 31 to receive tax deductions. Plus, fundraising now, It’s Buy U! It’s By U provides do-it-yourself flower arrangement kits to individuals by subscription, and businesses including boutique hotels and nursing homes. And Elisa Miller-Out featured in Forbes for her diversity & inclusion efforts. Learn more in this holiday edition of #InvestInWomen >

#InvestInWomen: Tax Deductions, It’s By U Fundraising & Chloe in Forbes2021-04-21T23:12:22+00:00
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