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Future of Impact Investment in South East Asia

by Rachna Rangarajan

Early stage investments, especially in enterprises started by first generation entrepreneurs, were unspoken for 10 years ago in South East Asia. Newly crowned unicorns of Indonesia had their fund raise only 6-7 years ago, says Dondi Hananto of Patamar Capital at the panel discussion on the Future of Impact Investing in South East Asia at […]

Sep 25, 2017

Banking industry in Kenya at a bitter intersection, so what’s next?

by sankalpforum

This article is based on dialogs between banking executives, MFI executives and financial services investors who came together at a session held earlier this year to discuss “Navigating the future of banking in East Africa”. This session was jointly hosted by EAVCA and Intellecap’s investment banking practice at the Sankalp Forum held at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (Nairobi).

Apr 27, 2017

“You’ve come to fight as free men!”: The power of loyalty and purpose when building a startup team

by sankalpforum

By Rachel Crawford, VillageCapital Launching a startup is like going to war. I am Scottish, and therefore will shamelessly use the Scottish revolutionary hero William Wallace as my champion in this analogy about the role of people when launching a startup. William Wallace’s largest competitor and ecosystem gatekeeper was the English Crown. The Crown held […]

Feb 16, 2017

Supporting Entrepreneurs in Africa: The role of Philanthropic Giving and Impact Investing for Social Development Goals

by Sheena Raikundalia

There are 3 billion people living on less than US$2.50 per day nearly half of the global population. These low-income families have unmet needs which tie directly with many of the Social Development Goals (SDGs) such as food (Goal 2), water and sanitation (Goal 6), shelter (Goal 11), healthcare and livelihoods (Goals 3 and 8). Philanthropic […]

Jan 26, 2017

Talent is the New Capital – building an Agenda around talent and teams

by Stefanie Bauer

Bringing the Human Capital Challenge in the Spotlight A relatively recent discourse is spreading across startup ecosystems from Nairobi, to Bangalore and Jakarta: While for a very long time capital was named as number one challenge startups are facing across emerging markets, the conversation is changing as enterprises are increasingly feeling the pressure of finding […]

Nov 28, 2016

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