Overstock.com’s venture fund Medici Ventures has invested $428,000 in Ripio, a bitcoin exchange startup based in Argentina. Ripio’s platform offers remittance and other financial services to 70,000 users in Argentina and Brazil and is expanding to Mexico and Colombia. A host of startups are working on blockchain-based remittance and financial services. “It feels like blockchain

Hello ImpactAlpha readers! #Dealflow: Follow the Money TPG’s Rise Fund’s second deal is a $50 million investment in an Indian dairy. Dodla Dairy, based in Hyderabad, is a 22 year-old company that works with 250,000 smallholder farmers across 7,000 southern Indian villages, many of them surviving on the brink of poverty. The Rise Fund’s first investment

Global development practitioners are gathering at the Impact Investment for Development Summit in Yerevan, Armenia to explore opportunities and mechanisms to promote impact investment for development. The United Nations Development Program and the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Initiative say the event may be the first conference focused on scaling impact ventures from incubation to acceleration and

Today’s challenges represent Africa’s best opportunities for inclusive growth and development. Imagine Africa 2030, presented this week at the Sankalp Africa Summit, identifies trends and technologies shaping Africa’s future. Trend: The population of Africa will reach 1.7 billion by 2030 and 2.4 billion by 2050, double today’s number of people. Most will be working age. Such

Are you keeping up with impact news, if not with the Kardashians? Prove it by taking The Brief Quiz from ImpactAlpha. Because facts matter, even when we don’t like them. Get ImpactAlpha’s daily newsletter, The Brief. 1. Which trend will NOT shape the world by 2035, according to the US National Intelligence Council: Climate change, environment, and

Are you keeping up with impact news, if not with the Kardashians? Prove it by taking The Brief Quiz from ImpactAlpha. Because facts matter, even when we don’t like them. Get ImpactAlpha’s daily newsletter, The Brief. 1. Which trend will NOT shape the world by 2035, according to the US National Intelligence Council: Climate change, environment,

The immediate outpouring of resistance against President Trump’s hastily drawn ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries was driven by moral, humanitarian and constitutional concerns. Some business leaders have already rejected Trump’s move, including Starbucks’ Howard Schultz, Netflix’s Reed Hastings and Salesforce’s Marc Benioff. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has said the company is working on a