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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 announces limited time offer on their HELOC (home equity line of credit) Loan Product

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS 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’s Emerging Technology Fund Announces Investment in Maxwell

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 25, 2021 (SEND2PRESS 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 Announces Strategic Investment from Emerson, Addition of Dustin DeVan, Founder of BuildingConnected, as new Board Member

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS 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 Partners with PFG to Enhance E-Commerce Intelligence Solutions

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS 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.

AirDeck, Inc. Raises $3.4M to Transform Communication by Adding Voice and Video Narration to Documents and Presentations Online

MADISON, Wis., Dec. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AirDeck, Inc, an online platform that helps users create narrated presentations and documents for on-demand viewing, announces the company has raised $3.4 million in venture capital funding led by Rock River Capital Partners and Cultivation Capital with participation from Rise of the Revolution’s Rest Seed Fund and Winnebago Seed Fund.

Aussie CEO Damon Tindall Launches Ambitious Post-Election Black Education Plan for African-Americans

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Damon Tindall, an Australian CEO and founder of Black My Business, just announced a major Crowdfunding initiative to help fund 1,000 full tuition African-American scholarships by December 25, 2020. In the wake of the Democrats’ victory, Tindall has seized the opportunity to initiate meaningful action in support.

Art of Caffeination Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Fund Clever Coffee Playing Cards

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Oct. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Something new and exciting is brewing at Art of Caffeination, a new design business that focuses on products that are all things coffee. Its first product launch – a quick-reference deck of coffee playing cards – is designed for coffee lovers, enthusiasts and gamesters alike to not just have fun, but learn something too.

Episcopal Diocese of New York receives $1 Million from Lilly Endowment to launch ‘Episcopal Futures: An Initiative for Collaborative Transformation’

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Episcopal Diocese of New York is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $1 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish “Episcopal Futures: An Initiative for Collaborative Transformation.”

Kuni Foundation Awards $100,000 Housing Access Grant to Community Vision

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Community Vision, a leader in advancing self-advocacy and person-focused housing for people who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities, received a $100,000 grant from the Kuni Foundation to enhance housing access efforts.

Seattle Company, Oscilla Power, Developing Breakthrough Approach to Recharging Underwater Vehicles

SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Oscilla Power, Inc. is proud to announce the receipt of a $200k grant from the US DOE to further develop technology that enables autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to recharge themselves using ocean waves. In this Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) project, Oscilla Power will collaborate with Lockheed Martin, through their Rotary and Mission Systems group.

Expetitle, a digital title company, has completed a $850,000 fundraising round

MIAMI, Fla., July 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Expetitle, a digital title company and a leader in remote real estate closings, announced today it has completed a $850,000 fundraising round. The investment brings Expetitle’s total funding to over $1 million and will help the company aggressively expand its sales and marketing efforts, as well as to continue to develop additional product functionality.

Perigee Fund Invests in 2020 Mom, Executive Director Joins from Cigna

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 2020 Mom has been awarded a significant multi-year capacity investment by the Perigee Fund, a philanthropic organization focused in supporting early parenting, so families can thrive.

Registration for the National 2020 Virtual Pitch Competition for Entrepreneurs is Now Open

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Entrepreneurs Association will host the 2020 Virtual Pitch Contest for Entrepreneurs Wednesday August 12, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EDT on Zoom. The event was designed to give entrepreneurs and small business owners an opportunity to gain national exposure for their businesses as well as resources to help them grow.

Oscilla Power, Inc. Announces Launch of MicroVentures Investment Opportunity

SEATTLE, Wash., July 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Oscilla Power, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of a private placement offering in accordance with Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg. CF) adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) through MicroVentures.

Expert DOJO Invests $1.2 Million in Diverse Startups this June

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On June 3, 2020, Expert DOJO has announced that its current accelerator cohort has invested in 12 companies. Of 12 investments made, 9 are minority-led businesses, and of the same 12 investments, 4 have female founders.

Black-Owned Private Equity Firm Offers Zero-Percent Interest Loans to Businesses of Color Impacted by COVID-19, Civil Unrest

GREENSBORO, N.C., June 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, North Carolina-based, black-owned private equity firm, Building Wealth & Communities (BWC) Capital, announced the launch of the BWC+invest Zero-Percent Interest Loan Program. Developed for small, emerging businesses of color across the country.

Bunk 57 Ministries Receives a $40,126 grant to reshape the lives of Minority Young Men

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bunk 57 Ministries has received a $40,126 grant from the Mecklenburg County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council to fund its Youth Discipleship Program for minority youth, young men ages 12-17.

TeamSnap Raises $5.5 Million in Funding as Sports Activities Begin to Resume

BOULDER, Colo., May 26, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TeamSnap, the leader in sport management technology, announced today a $5.5 million convertible notes financing led by Foundry Group and Bolt Ventures. The funding comes as TeamSnap prepares for sports activities to return after the global shutdown.

Structured Settlement Factoring Company Launches New Website to Better Serve Customers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y., May 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Strategic Capital has launched a new website. With this newly revamped web presence, they give people the opportunity to learn more about how they can maximize payout options for structured settlements, lottery winnings, casino winnings, and more.

Taylor Wilshire, CEO of the Wilshire Foundation receives ‘outstanding achievement’ praise from the United Nations

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On March 3, 2020, the United Nations Economic and Social Council acknowledged the work that the Wilshire Foundation has done to support the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, a blueprint for addressing poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.

777 Partners Announces Acquisition of Uown Leasing

MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 777 Partners, a Miami based investment firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Uown Leasing (“Uown”), from Shepard Capital Partners. Uown, a lease-to-own company based in Tampa, was founded in 2008.

MPI REPORT: Wide Range of Private Market Fund Returns Could Explain Ivy Endowments’ Lackluster Fiscal 2019 Performance

SUMMIT, N.J. / LONDON / TOKYO, Feb. 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Markov Processes International (MPI), a leading provider of investment research, analysis and reporting solutions for the global wealth and asset management industry, today announced the publication of its annual Ivy League endowment performance analysis for the latest fiscal year, “Measuring the Ivy 2019: Decoding the Performance Gap.”

CALNOC Announces the CALNOC Nightingale Research Fund: Raising Nursing’s Voice in Health Services Research

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Jan, 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CALNOC is pleased to introduce The CALNOC Nightingale Research Fund, an innovative and opportune resource in health services research focused on and administrated by nursing. We are excited to announce the Research Fund today in honor of Florence Nightingale and in celebration of the Year of the Nurse 2020.

HexGn Study: Startup Investors Shun Asia in 2019 and Flock to Americas and Europe

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 27, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HexGn released a study of the funding trends in the global startup ecosystem in 2019; the team analyzed over 60,000 deals and one million data points for the report.

Lifting People with Disabilities Out of Poverty: JLA Pooled Trust Hits $5 million in Beneficiary Assets

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In recognition of the highly impactful, life-changing work provided to people with disabilities in the region, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) has awarded Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust & Services (JLA Trust) with a three-year, $250,000 Next Stage Grant.

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Completes Capital Offering and Plans to Form Holding Company

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, announced today the successful completion of a capital raise of approximately $12 million through the issuance of common stock in a private placement to institutional and accredited individual investors at a price of $12 per share. The Bank also announced its plans to reorganize into a holding company, Southern California Bancorp.

Key Smith Wealth Advisors Clients Provide Seed Funding for TatumTek Factory Development in Lamesa, TX

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ron Smith, President and Founder of Smith Wealth Advisors, an independent wealth management firm located at 6836 Bee Caves Road, Suite 272 in Austin, Texas, announced today that a group of the firm’s key clients have funded a land acquisition in Lamesa, Texas, which will serve as the future site for the TatumTek Modular Construction Assembly Plant.

Conte Wealth Advisors Opens York Office Continuing Expansion

CAMP HILL, Pa., Dec. 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Camp Hill based Conte Wealth Advisors continues its considerable expansion efforts opening an office at 1423 E Market St in York and welcoming two seasoned advisors into the organization.

The Whole Child Receives Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant to Help End Homelessness in Los Angeles County

WHITTIER, Calif., Nov. 21, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Whole Child, a lead housing agency for families experiencing homelessness in Southeast Los Angeles County, announced that it has been selected to receive a $5 million grant from the Bezos Day One Families Fund.

Pop Up World’s ‘Investor Connector’ Aims to Disrupt Shark Tank and Dragon’s Den

LONDON, U.K., Nov. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you are a budding entrepreneur looking for start-up funds your only option could be family and friends, crowdfunding or maybe just maybe if you are accepted, an appearance on Shark Tank or Dragon’s Den. Graham Jules, founder and CEO of Pop Up World is familiar with the plight of the underdog and small business owner.