Posts by Cindy Chen
Day 2 of SOCAP 10 kicked off with an opening keynote by Julie Sunderland, Senior Program Investment Officer at the Gates Foundation. Julie described the foundation’s growing commitment to program-related investments (PRI), as supported by a $400 million pilot announced last fall.
One overarching theme of SOCAP09 has been the question: how can capital be appropriately allocated to the right people in the right format at the right time? Tuesday’s breakout session, Funding High Impact Ventures in Developing Markets, moderated by Pawan Mehra (founder of Intellecap) took a stab at answering this question.