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5 tips for scaling your green startup during a funding drought  

By Editor - Mon Aug 01, 11:21 am

Priyanka Srinivas Contributor Share on Twitter Priyanka Srinivas is the co-founder and CEO of Live Green Co , a Chilean food tech startup that uses artificial intelligence to suggest plant-based alternatives for meat and artificial additives in food. More posts by this contributor Aiming to create a gender-equitable startup landscape? When it rains, it pours. The dampened outlook for startup funding at the start of 2022 thanks to the pandemic’s lingering uncertainties has only worsened following a global market downturn and the war in Ukraine. CB Insights  forecasts a roughly 20% drop in total VC investments from Q1 to Q2, leaving ambitious young companies scrambling to fight for scraps. This slump is a particularly unpleasant setback for entrepreneurs hoping to advance climate-focused principles and social change. It’s becoming increasingly difficult for green companies to raise money for large-scale innovative projects, mainly because most investors still associate “having an impact” with high risk. More than ever, green startups now need to refine their strategies for raising VC money during the scaling stage, especially when they begin assessing their defining values vis-a-vis their finances

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5 tips for scaling your green startup during a funding drought

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