Thinking and Designing around sustainability.

Written by: Felix Lee

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For the past few decades, companies have been thinking and creating products and services that solve society’s problems. Today, Uber gets us a ride in minutes, Facebook connects us to our friends and Stripe facilitates payments globally. These are just some of the many companies that are a testament to how we’ve done remarkably well as a civilization.

It’s time that we start looking at the bigger picture, one that we should have looked at a long-time ago. How do we start designing products and services that serve our planet and people at the same time? …


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Shaper Impact Capital (SIC) is an impact investment platform founded and run by a team of experienced VCs. Our goal is to connect a highly curated network of social impact investors, angels and impact funds with purpose-driven startups and enterprises.

Welcome to our first article in the SIC Founder Success Stories series, where we feature amazing founders who have benefitted from our work at SIC. In particular, we hope to showcase the great example of measurable progress that can be achieved through the right mentor relationship. Today, we feature Angie Madara, Founder and CEO of edtech platform Growd.

Angie is part of SIC’s mentorship programme, through which we help impact startups increase their impact by matching founders with experts and advisors. To help Growd’s growth and positioning, Angie was paired with Tzvete Doncheva. We are delighted to kick start our series with a story of hope, creativity, resilience and finding opportunity in crisis. …

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