Portfolio company Yotta Energy Selected to Participate in The Clean Fight New York

Congratulations to SWAN portfolio company Yotta Energy, which was recently selected as one of 10 companies to participate in The Clean Fight New York. The Clean Fight New York is a not-for-profit climate tech organization, powered by New Energy Nexus, that helps scale growth-stage climate tech companies in New York. The third chapter of The Clean Fight is focused on battery and energy storage solutions that can help speed the clean energy transition. To check out the full press release, click here.

SWAN announces investment in Relavo

SWAN is pleased to announce an initial investment in Relavo.

Relavo is a medical device company that is changing the way that kidney failure patients receive treatment. Founded by an all-female team of biomedical engineers from Johns Hopkins University, Relavo is seeking to make home dialysis more accessible by minimizing the risk of infection with their technology, the PeritoneX. The PeritoneX is a novel connection device that reduces the risk of infection in peritoneal dialysis. Rather than connecting tubes directly, patients will connect them to the PeritoneX, which then internally disinfects the connected tubes with an antimicrobial solution. By reducing the risk of infection, patients will receive safer treatment.

Valerie Tompson to lead SWAN’s Houston Chapter

SWAN Impact Network is pleased to announce that Valerie Tompson has been named to serve as the Chapter Lead of the Houston branch and has also joined SWAN’s Board of Directors.

Valerie has worked as a physician assistant and currently serves as the Executive Director at City Church in Houston. With a blend of medical experience, public accounting, a recent MBA from Duke University, and non-profit management experience, Valerie gathers and analyzes data and makes executable plans for innovative, efficient processes that directly impact the bottom line. She brings an intensity and stamina of effort to her work with attention to detail as well as an ability to simplify complicated ideas and build trusting relationships. Valerie enjoys getting up-to-speed quickly and continually learning new things to stay on the cutting edge. Much of her professional and personal time has been spent in roles helping organizations make an impact.

Outside of work, Valerie enjoys spending time with her family. Her husband Matt is a Physician who practices in the Houston Medical Center, and they have three children who range from middle to graduate school. Traveling (and eating), reading, and running fill up her additional time. Valerie has served in many roles in her children’s schools in Houston, including the chair of the Parent Guild at St. John’s School and PTO president at Roberts Elementary.

SWAN announces follow-on investment in Sonnest

SWAN is pleased to announce a follow-on investment in Sonnest.

Sonnest is transforming cardiac ultrasound. Their Electrast™ is the first electrically sensitive imaging agent for assessing and monitoring the perfusion, structure, and function of the heart, allowing low cost ultrasound procedures to provide information only previously available from much higher cost scans. Electrast™ is a contrast agent that activates with ultrasound and the heart’s local electric field if the heart tissue is perfused and viable.

SWAN previously invested in Sonnest in February and May 2021.

SWAN announces investment in Young Mountain Tea

SWAN is pleased to announce an initial investment in Young Mountain Tea.

Young Mountain Tea works directly with tea farmers in India and Nepal to create organic tea, allowing the company to meet consumer demand for transparency and authentic impact. Right now, American consumers can’t access sustainable tea because existing tea companies buy corporate-grown tea through long chains of intermediaries. Tea has the potential to transform life for Himalayan tea farmers by creating sustainable livelihoods and repairing damaged ecosystems. Young Mountain Tea also partners with farmers to also help build factories to help process the tea, which the otherwise cash-strapped farmers would not be able to build.

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