Follow the Talent: Agents of Impact Special Report for Nov. 16

  • Richelieu Dennis saw something of his own story in Mayvenn, which sells hair products, primarily to African-American women, through a distribution network of local stylists. So his Essence Ventures led Mayvenn’s recent $23 million round of funding.

Follow the Talent: Agents of Impact Special Report for Nov. 9

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! “Follow the talent” is one of our mantras as ImpactAlpha covers the daily beat of impact investing. Smart, passionate Agents of Impact are driving change within their organizations and across financial markets. You might call such people a collection of leading indicators. Now, we’re rounding up our daily Follow the Talent section

3S India: Delivering dignified sanitation through technology and finance

India is starting to catch up to Rajeev Kher. Kher set out in 1999 to tackle one of present day India’s biggest challenges — sanitation. Now, the country is racing to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s deadline for ending open defecation in India by Oct. 2, 2019, Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birthday. A half-billion Indians still defecate in the

Intellecap: Building businesses for the next three billion middle-class consumers

Markets aren’t built overnight. Neither are companies with the potential to change the world. Vineet Rai has spent the last 15 years building both markets and companies in India, through business advisory firm Intellecap and venture investment firm Aavishkaar. Vineet Rai, founder of Intellecap and Aavishkaar l Photo credit: Journey’s of Change The two companies merged in

Impact Investment Exchange: Building a social capital market in Asia

As one of the first female Bangladeshi investment bankers on Wall Street, Durreen Shahnaz came to appreciate the immense power of financial markets. She went on to roles at the World Bank and Grameen Bank. She launched, and sold oneNest, an e-commerce company that gave micro-entrepreneurs global market access. IIX founder Durreen Shahnaz accepting the GSG