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2014-04-23 23:00:55

On Earth Day, 84 companies worldwide were recognized for creating the most positive environmental impact by the nonprofit B Lab with the release of the third annual “B Corp Best for the Environment” list. (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 On Earth Day, 84 companies worldwide were recognized for creating the most positive environmental impact by the nonprofit B Lab with the release of the third annual “B Corp Best for the Environment” list. The “B Corp Best for the Environment” list...

2014-03-18 04:21:48

LONDON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- London-based International Finance Magazine has conferred the "Best Microfinance Company Azerbaijan 2013" award to VisionFund AzerCredit for achieving excellence in its services and demonstrating exemplary corporate social responsibility apart from high financial performance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140115/663464) IFM gave the award after a rigorous evaluation of 500 nominations by an internal research...

2014-03-13 12:33:48

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pioneering College Microfinance Program Gains State-of-The-Art Technology Mambu, the cloud banking and microfinance technology provider, is partnering with Yale University's Elmseed Enterprise Fund, the pioneering student-run microfinance program in New Haven, Connecticut. The partnership sees Elmseed Enterprise adopt Mambu's Software-as-a-Service platform, supported by a donation of $100,000 in service credit...

2014-03-07 23:04:14

Milaap’s “The Hope Project” Aims to Raise $100,000 To Help Former Devadasis Start Small Businesses Singapore (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Rural India is home to a little-known community of women piecing their lives back together from years as forced sex workers, due to a centuries-old, outlawed, yet still prevalent tradition. India-based Milaap today announced its 2014 goal to raise $100,000 in loans for these women – Devadasis – via “The Hope Project,” a crowd lending initiative...

2014-03-06 16:22:46

$10,000 and entrepreneurship training will be awarded to finalist in the 2014 Michigan Entrepreneurial Challenge JACKSON, Mich., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, a competition designed to advance ideas and solutions to address Michigan's social challenges, Consumers Energy and The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) announced today a co-sponsorship of the "Community Transformation" prize to encourage innovative solutions that move...

2014-03-05 23:00:40

Investment will help accelerate rate of growth of P2P lending in Australia Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 SocietyOne, Australia’s leading Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending company, today announced it has successfully completed an $8.5 million Series A round that includes investments from the newly-launched Australian venture capital fund Reinventure, Munich-based Global Founders Capital (GFC) as well as a private investment from Justin Reizes together with a number of existing...

2014-02-26 12:21:28

Enables disadvantaged school districts to get up to $50 million Federal funds WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Education Foundation (NEF), the national non-profit leader in STEM education as well as assisting schools to find Federal funds, will offer the mandated matching grant to enable any disadvantaged school district anywhere in the nation to receive $1million to $50 million Federal funds for energy efficiency, renovation, technology, curriculum and...

2014-02-24 23:25:28

Peer-to-peer hedge fund to expand its investment in Main Street businesses through pioneering crowdlending platform. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Direct Lending Investments, LLC, the general partner of a peer-to-peer (P2P) fund with a diversified pool of high-yielding, short-term small business notes, today announced a partnership agreement with Dealstruck, Inc., a leading online crowdlending platform. The deal flow provided by Dealstruck will enable Direct Lending Investments...

2014-02-06 08:36:19

MEXICO CITY, February 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kueski.com, a financial services innovator based in Guadalajara, Mexico, has selected Mambu's cloud banking platform to run its fast-growing consumer lending business. Launched last year, Kueski.com provides online loans nationwide, using a complex risk algorithm that draws on multiple sources of data including a customer's social media profile, to assess creditworthiness. (Logo:...

2014-02-04 08:41:28

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zidisha has launched its global direct microlending platform at the legendary tech startup incubator Y Combinator. Dubbed an "eBay for microlending", Zidisha is the first online P2P lending platform to link individual lenders and borrowers directly across international borders. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140204/NE57723LOGO) A United States nonprofit organization, Zidisha lets ordinary web users make microloans to...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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