Happy 2017! We have been heads down supporting the Tumml portfolio of companies, and authoring some articles on issues facing urban innovator. Check out our story for Fast Company about how startups can build trust with their investors, as well as a three-part series on fundraising for mission-driven startups (you can read parts one, two, and three on the Living Cities blog). And we're excited about Julie's profile as one of the "25 Disruptive Leaders" improving economic outcomes in America's urban areas.   

You can read more updates from Tumml here, as well as stories we're following. For example, Bloomberg published an interesting piece about the "survival economy" and how Detroit's neglected poor rely on time banking, skill-sharing, and giveaways to get by.

Photo credit: Onasill ~ Bill Badzo

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