Fruits of our Labor

5 startups that are reimagining the world

Check it out! Two of our portfolio companies (bioMASON, Tethis) made the list for five startups that are reimagining the world, according to CNN Money.

WasteZero raising $3M for 2015

According to the Triangle Business Journal, “Raleigh-based trash metering company WasteZero has raised $1 million in a $3.5 million equity sale to prepare for 2015. ‘We’ve grown by 30 percent in 2014, and we expect to match or exceed that next year,” says Joshua Kolling-Perin. “This funding will help support our growth.’”

10 North Carolina startups to watch

bioMASON was recently named one of the top 10 startups to watch in NC by the North Carolina Technology Association! “The Research Triangle Park-based startup child of Ginger Dosier, “grows” bricks. The company is developing a more environmentally friendly way to make the material. “We formed bioMASON because we believe there is a better solution

WasteZero forms partnership with solar trash compactor BigBelly

Congratulations to our portfolio company, WasteZero, on their new partnership! “Solar-powered recycling-oriented trash compactors around the country will be using Raleigh-based WasteZero as a trash bag provider in a new, environmentally friendly partnership. The trash bins, owned and distributed by Massachusetts-based BigBelly, can be found all over the country, in cities and on university campuses

Raleigh trash metering company raises $3.3M

According to the Triangle Business Journal, “Raleigh-based trash metering company has raised $3.3 million of the $3.5 million it has been hoping to raise since the end of March.” We’re proud to have Waste Zero as one of our portfolio companies!

Ginger Dosier won $680,000 to bring her green product to market

Ginger Dosier, Founder and CEO of bioMASON (an Acorn portfolio company), was featured recently on several news sites as she supports the next round of the Green Challenge. “This time last year, my team at bioMASON was working diligently on fundraising, networking and getting valuable input from multiple business incubators. We had heard of the

4 Surprising Facts That Will Make You Want to Recycle Your Textiles

Did you know that according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, just 15.8% of all textiles–fleece, flannel, corduroy, cotton, nylon, denim, wool, and linen–were recovered in 2012? Check out WasteZero’s latest blog post to learn more about recycling facts!

What is the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge?

Sustainable Industrial Solutions, an Acorn Innovestments portfolio company, has started a series explaining the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge and how companies can qualify for the program. Don’t know what it is? Then go check it out!