Tag: capital

The Best and the Brightest

Since its inception a few years ago, the Unreasonable Institute has diligently encouraged ground-breaking and even disruptive business models as a means of finding solutions to poverty around the globe. With its ‘class of 2013,’ UI has learned from its…

Closing the Pioneer Gap

In April 2012, Monitor Inclusive Markets published From Blueprint to Scale: The Case for Philanthropy in Impact Investing, in collaboration with Acumen Fund and with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The report examines which types of funding are the most catalytic for growing social enterprises, from the earliest blueprint phase when business[…..]

Investments in Agriculture Mark World Food Day

Editor’s note: World Food Day, a global movement to end hunger, took place on October 16.
As we commemorate World Food Day 2012 it is crucial to explore the issues surrounding food security in a local and global context.  In much of the world populations are expanding dramatically with demand for food increasing in-step. Food security[…..]

Term sheet fundamentals, part 1

The expectations and procedures regarding term sheets can be perplexing to the first time entrepreneur.  For the angel investor, it’s often a question of tagging along with a larger investor’s terms, which can be problematic as well.  We’ll discuss some…

Issues for social entrepreneurs

As a social entrepreneur with a focus on Africa, numerous barriers need to be overcome to reach the customer and the end user.  The same issues hurt the well-known, more established companies as much as the companies which are raising…