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Pula offers index-based insurance to smallholder farmers covering climate, yields and livestock risks, leveraging ML and big data to assess production outputs and potential risks. Three policies are offered: Area Yield Index Insurance, Weather Index Insurance and Index-based Livestock Insurance. The insurance policies are bundled together with third-party products.

On-demand logistics app, with smart platform that aggregates end-to-end haulage operations, connects truckers to customers in real-time. Kobo360 also offers fintech services and incentives to help drivers improve their livelihoods. Global Logistics Operating System (G-LOS) will use blockchain technology to track goods, transactions and produce data analytics for users.

B2B collect-to-recycle service incorporating blockchain to ensure that 98% of the waste are recycled. The materials are resold/reused as part of a circular economy model.AI-enhanced dashboards enable users to manage and analyze waste services to improve outcomes.Online marketplace for selling and buying pre-owned items like home appliances.

Luvia Sólida  is a biodegradable, non-toxic, potassium-based polymer in powder form with the capacity to hold 400 times its weight in water for up to 40 days. It is suitable for all kinds of agriculture, horticulture and plants, requires no maintenance and works for six to eight years.

Wanwu Xinsheng operates three secondhand trading platforms: Aihuishou (aihuishou.com) where individuals can sell their electronic products or exchange them for new ones, Paijitang (sj.aihuishou.com) where businesses buy/sell used electronic products in batches and Paipai (paipai.com) for businesses to sell used electronic products to individuals.

Waterdrop has four platforms: Shuidi Huzhu, offering mutual aid plans to share healthcare costs; Shuidi Insurance Mall, a health insurance brokerage; Shuidi Chou, a crowdfunding platform for people who cannot afford medical treatment; Shuidi Gongyi, a nonprofit providing charitable organizations with fundraising services. 

Social enterprise Koiki offers an environmentally sustainable last-mile delivery service. Its mission is to facilitate social inclusion and reduce urban pollution levels. It employs vulnerable people as couriers in urban micro-centers to deliver parcels on foot or by bicycle, reducing CO2 emissions of last-mile deliveries. 

Limakilo’s online marketplace and partnering offline kiosks help farmers get higher selling prices by connecting them directly to consumers. Limakilo also facilitates the packaging and delivery of the produce. Its logistics partners can deliver the fresh produce quickly to the customers based on a minimum of 5 kg per packet.

Founded in 1999, Comcast Ventures is the private venture capital affiliate of Comcast Corporation, an American global telecommunications conglomerate. It invests in companies with a focus on advertising, consumption, enterprise services and infrastructure. Comcast Ventures will invest in promising businesses at any stage of development, from seed through late stage.

ESADE Ban is a network of private investors, comprised of ex-alumnae of the Barcelona, Spain-based ESADE Business School. Founded in 2010, the organization consists of 260 business angels, venture capital companies, family firms and senior managers that have invested more than €27 million in 120 startups. The entity won the European Business Angel Network's 2016 award for best performing business angel and hold investment events throughout the year. 

Norway-based Katapult Accelerator focuses on technology-based startups targeting environmental and societal causes. Katapult's three-month accelerator program offers training and mentorship opportunities across a range of technologies including AI, blockchain and IoT, along with access to funding and investors. The company has recently teamed up with New York's ERA accelerator to help Katapult's startups expand to the US. 

Green Innovations is an impact fund that invests in large-scale projects addressing global sustainability challenges, focusing on the agriculture, biotechnology, education, energy, housing and water sectors. It is headed by Angola-based Portuguese businessman Jorge Marques, and linked to Israeli group Mitrelli. Green Innovations took control of Biocant, Portugal’s biggest biotech park, in a privatization move in 2017–2018. Green Innovations's stable of companies includes Green Biotech, created to invest in biotechnology in Portugal, and Green Services Innovations, linked to the exploration of phosphates in Congo.Its recent investments include in Portuguese home physiotherapy tech solution SWORD Health's 2021 $25m Series B and in the 2020 $9m second phase of its Series A round.  

NUMA is a Paris-based innovation hub with offices in New York, Berlin, Moscow, Barcelona, Mexico City, Casablanca in Morocco and Bengalaru, India. Supported by its 130 staff members, the company runs training and startup acceleration programs globally. To date, 300 startups have participated in NUMA's acceleration program, which was developed in partnership with the City of Paris. To date, NUMA has seen 17 exits from its investments. 

The IESE BAN was formed in 2003 by a group of angel investors and entrepreneurs bringing together both alumni and non-alumni of the IESE Business School. It creates and manages deal flow for investors while establishing synergies and collaboration among the network's members. It counts on more than 250 active investors financing technology startups in Madrid and Barcelona. To-date, IESE BAN has invested more than €50m in over 220 startups. It is also part of ACCIÓ’s Network of Private Investors, which fosters technology innovation and startups’ growth in Catalonia.

Spain's first social impact investment fund Creas Foundation invests in business projects which prioritize the creation of social and environmental value. It acts as an investor and partner in financial, management and strategic decisions. Its goal is to facilitate access to funding and accelerate growth of social businesses which have an innovative approach and sustainable income model. It has fixed a target of €30m to invest in social enterprise startups. The fund offers participatory loans or capital injections ranging from €5,000 to €25,000.

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