Zachary Farmer

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America is obsessed with happiness — and it’s making us miserable

A Brit on life in America: “The pursuit of happiness” has gotten out of hand.<p>I’m at the gynecologist for my Pap smear, feet in stirrups, idly wondering what Emily Post might have suggested as appropriate small talk for those moments when the person you are speaking to will be replying to your …

A Twitter cofounder's VC firm just raised a $123,456,789 fund to build 'world-positive' companies

Obvious Ventures, the almost-year-old venture capital firm started by Twitter co-founder and Medium CEO Ev Williams, just filed the paperwork with the SEC to close its first-ever fund at the amount of $123,456,789.<p>"The number was absolutely intentional! We've got some math and computer science …

Venture Capital

Obama to Arctic: "Drop Dead"

On Monday, President Obama gave Royal Dutch Shell permission to drill in the Alaskan Arctic this summer. It was the President's last, best chance to leave an historic environmental legacy that started at the top of the world. Now, while Obama is the first U.S. president to acknowledge climate …

Climate

The Myth of Venture Capital

We have created a tech culture that celebrates the act of securing capital as an achievement.<p>We’ve all heard the story: Brilliant founder raises millions of dollars in venture capital and attains new heights of wealth and success. While this has been true in a few exceptional cases, I’m fascinated …

Are there really too many venture capitalists in impact investment? | The Social Enterprise Magazine

Venture capitalist (VC): An investor who either provides capital to startup ventures or supports small companies that wish to expand but do not have …

Aspect Ventures Closes Its First $150 Million Fund

Aspect Ventures, a fund started by Accel Partners’ Theresia Gouw and Draper Fisher Jurvetson’s Jennifer Fonstad, said today that it has closed its first $150 million fund.<p>Gouw spent 15 years at Accel Partners as a partner, while Fonstad spent 17 years at Draper Fisher Jurvetson as a managing …

Winnow Scores Seed Funding For Its Food Waste Smart Meter

Winnow is on a mission to help the hospitality industry cut down on food waste by making the kitchen ‘smarter.’ It does this via the Winnow smart meter, a set of smart scales and accompanying tablet app that lets kitchen staff easily log what food is thrown away. That data is then uploaded to the …

Sustainability