Simpa Networks Closes $2 million Series B round

[Update (Apr 8, 2013): Simpa’s CEO Paul Needham wrote back with a few details.¬†ADB joins other investors such as Schneider Electric, DOEN Foundation, Invested Development, Hilti Foundation, Village Capital and some HNI angel investors that either joined this round or participated in earlier rounds.] Bangalore-based Simpa Networks recently closed a $2 million Series B round …

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Poor leap-frogging the rich?

Just read an intriguing Mother Jones article on the adoption of solar power in India’s slums. The two solar startups profiled in the article? Bangalore-based Simpa Networks and Bangalore-based Pollinate Energy. Here’s another interesting nugget – the co-founders of Simpa are two Americans and one Canadian while the co-founders of Pollinate are Australian. Australia vs. …

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Your Vision. Our Software. World-changing. Introducing ThoughtWorks Social Impact Program

Your Vision. Our Software. World-changing. This is how ThoughtWorks, a privately-held global IT consultancy firm with offices in 10 countries, describes its Social Impact Program – an ambitious program it started in 2009. It’s not often that one is impressed by a technology company’s mission statement. One of ThoughtWorks’ founding pillars,¬†Promote social & economic justice, …

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