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The ImpactAssets 50™ 2023

March 27, 2023

DBL was rec­og­nized as a 2023 ImpactAs­sets 50 Emerg­ing Man­ag­er. The Emer­i­tus Man­ag­er cat­e­go­ry rec­og­nizes impact invest­ment fund man­agers who have achieved IA50 recog­ni­tion for five or more years for their com­mit­ment to gen­er­at­ing pos­i­tive social, envi­ron­men­tal, and finan­cial impact. To …
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Tech staffing unicorn Andela is buying a smaller industry peer, as startups are looking to combine amid a tough funding market

Business Insider
By April Joyner
March 9, 2023

Andela, the remote tech­ni­cal tal­ent start­up last val­ued at $1.5 bil­lion, is acquir­ing the engi­neer­ing tal­ent assess­ment plat­form Qual­i­fied, the CEOs of both com­pa­nies told Insid­er exclu­sive­ly. Found­ed in 2014 with an ini­tial focus on train­ing and hir­ing African engi­neers, …
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Pitch perfect: how impact entrepreneurs can wow investors

Financial Times
By Sarah Murray
February 20, 2023

For­get ‘one size fits all’. The best fund­ing appeals are tai­lored to their audi­ence Nan­cy Pfund, founder and man­ag­ing part­ner of DBL Part­ners, a San Fran­­cis­­co-based ven­ture cap­i­tal and impact invest­ment firm, agrees. “You still have to do all the …
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