- Not enough money for promising ventures. Too much money flowing to a few companies. Both statements are true for impact-oriented small and growing businesses in emerging markets.
The fund, Alitheia IDF, raised amid an uptick in Africa's gender lens investing activity.
Project Sage has tracked at least two dozen new funds, which will be part of the new report next spring. Catalyst at Large Suzanne Biegel provides a sneak peek at a selection of the exciting and innovative new funds emerging in the field of gender-smart investing.
The 2.7 million women Kiva has reached inform the types of products and services the organization backs, in order to have the most impact on financial inclusion.
- When the U.S. Development Finance Corp. opens its doors on Oct. 1, it will be equipped with new investment tools to support female fund managers in emerging markets.
- Kijani became the first investment of a new $500,000 “mini-fund” targeting women entrepreneurs in Ethiopia and Uganda from angel network Renew, an impact investment firm based in Addis Abba.
- The generational shift is driving a new wave of innovative to tackle the challenges of parenting in the modern age—from the need for more informed healthcare for moms and newborns to juggling the demands of childcare and careers.