Pymnts.com: A thin film that can be integrated into a car’s windshield to display virtual objects as if they were located further down the road. An automated vehicle-inspection system that uses cameras and artificial intelligence to point out wear and tear on used cars. A lightweight material based on natural fibers that can replace plastic. Those are three projects being developed by companies that have received investments from the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, the automaker’s venture capital investment arm.
Headstream: The Headstream Accelerator application has officially launched and is open to apply now until May 8th. We are looking for entrepreneurs, startup founders, and Innovators who are building enriching, empowering, supportive, and meaningful digital technologies for young people. Applicable innovations include social tech, ed-tech, and digital health innovations.
Yahoo: Sweater, the fintech company seeking to revolutionize the venture ecosystem by opening the venture capital (VC) asset class to everyone, had the registration statement for its first fund officially declared effective by the SEC—the Sweater Cashmere Fund. Now any investor, regardless of their accreditation status, will be able to invest into a fully-managed VC fund.
Yahoo: General Mills today announced its venture capital arm, 301 INC, will invest a combined $15 million into two early-stage venture capital funds, Fearless Fund and Supply Change Capital.