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 […]
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).
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]