ImpactAlpha, October 22 – Catalyst Fund supports local fintech entrepreneurs to accelerate access to basic goods and services in emerging markets. A new program supported by Mastercard Foundation and Accra-based MEST will enable Catalyst Fund to dig deeper into economic inclusion by helping Ghana’s micro and small businesses adopt digital services, like electronic payments or
ImpactAlpha, September 23 – Melanie Elturk founded Haute Hijab to serve hundreds of millions of Muslim women underserved by global clothing brands. Backstage Capital, which invests in under-represented founders, was an early investor in the “modest fashion” company, which raised $2.3 million last year. Lightship Capital, with a similar investment focus, invested an undisclosed amount.
ImpactAlpha, July 24 – Dawn Sherman says the buffalo is the perfect metaphor for what it’s like to be at the helm of a Native enterprise. “Buffalo face the storm. During any kind of winter storm, they face it and they walk into the storm, because they know that eventually they will walk out.” This