A decade ago, Matthew O’Hayer started a pasture-raised egg business with 20 hens in Southeast Austin. Since then, the company has grown to a network of 100 family-owned farms in seven states, and its eggs are sold in 49 states. Now, the company is getting ready for another wave of growth after receiving an $11.1 million private equity investment from Sunrise Strategic Partners, based in Boulder, Colo., and other individuals.
February 14, 2017 – ImpactAssets announced today that Arborview Capital is one of the 50 fund managers selected for its 2016 impact investing showcase, the ImpactAssets 50 (IA 50), a free online resource for investors and financial advisors. The sixth annual guide features fund managers representing private equity and debt investments that deliver social and environmental impact as well as strong financial returns.
September 28, 2016 – Lighting Retrofit International, LLC announced today a strategic investment by DFW Capital Partners. LRI is a portfolio company of Arborview Capital, which previously invested into LRI in 2010.
For decades, most American egg producers have kept their hens inside, claiming outdoor access isn’t feasible at scale. Two companies behind an emerging “pasture-raised” standard say they’ve figured out how to sell millions of eggs with the barn doors open.
Most of us can spot a company’s mission statement from a mile away. They communicate the values of a company. We’ve seen mission statements emblazoned on the walls of our workplaces, the products we buy and the websites we visit. When a mission goes beyond just a statement, is executed upon and embedded across a company’s operations, it becomes a key force in value creation.
Vital Farms works with over 90 independent, family-owned farms across the United States from Georgia to California. They work closely with each and every farmer to ensure they have the greatest chance at success, promoting a business model that is not only about scale, but also about sustainability and support.
We’re excited to launch the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, Generation 2. Rachio already makes running your sprinklers easy and convenient while saving you water and money. Generation 2 makes it even easier and more affordable.
Rachio today announced the national release of the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller — Generation 2, the latest version of the leading smart sprinkler controller that brings the smart home outdoors and allows users to manage their sprinkler system from any smart mobile device.
Every day, various aspects of our lives are becoming easier — and more connected — through the Internet of Things and smart home technology.
On a farm in a corner of northwest Arkansas, the maples and sycamores are starting to change color, their gold and rust contrasting with the lush, emerald pasture. The midmorning sun, already high over the rolling hills, tempers the late October chill. From outside the chicken house door, 24-year-old farmer Daniel Webb can hear—even feel—the anticipation.
Beginning Dec. 1, new retail packs of organic microgreens will be available from Shenandoah Growers, Harrisonburg, Va.
Amazon today announced two new recipients of the Alexa Fund, Musaic and Rachio. The Alexa Fund will provide up to $100 million in investments dedicated to supporting developers, manufacturers, and start-ups of all sizes who are passionate about creating new experiences designed around the human voice. Musaic and Rachio are the latest additions to the growing portfolio of Alexa Fund recipients, and join the seven previously funded companies announced in June.
While it’s well-documented that industrial egg farming is a controversial business (cue Food Inc), and there are a slew of egg purveyors who are rushing to do better with USDA organic options, there’s still a lot of murkiness around how laying hens are actually treated, and the conditions in which they are raised.
Rachio, a Denver-based start-up, has been selling a "smart sprinkler" for the last year. The device takes the place of a traditional control box on an automated home sprinkler system. It hooks the system up to the Internet -- meaning that you can control it from a smartphone.
In 2006, Michael Cox, a chicken farmer in northwest Arkansas, faced a choice that many farmers do: Grow or die. His family had been raising chickens for three generations, first for agriculture behemoth Cargill and then for themselves. Even with 800,000 laying hens, Cox was not big enough to compete: “If you’re growing or dying,” he said, “we were planning our funeral."
Virginia's First Lady, Dorothy McAuliffe, joined other state leaders in Rockingham County on Monday to present a $100,000 grant to Shenandoah Growers, the organic herb production company.
Advance 5 Star Energy Services Program honors LRI Energy Services for participating in its national program promoting the use of energy-efficient lighting and other products for the benefit of business and environment, says Advance 5 Star president and CEO, Gary J. Lehman.
The Phillips LIghting Company recognized Lighting Retrofit, Inc. as a Connections Partner for advancing the use of energy-efficient and environmentally responsible lighting technologies. – Stuart Beyomby, ESCO Government Sales Manager
Gambrills, Maryland – June 2, 2014 – LRI Energy Solutions (LRI), a leading provider of lighting and water efficiency services, is pleased to announce the opening of a West Coast office in San Jose, CA, on July 1, 2014. The office will be led by Paul Bassett, Senior Vice President of Water Savers, and will have a full team including business development, engineering, and project management professionals incorporating lighting, lighting controls, water, water management and other efficiency measures.