Articles by Patricia Chin-Sweeney
Leading the Way to Greater Impact: Why Addressing the Lack of Lead Investors is Key to Building Stronger Startups in Emerging Markets
Raising capital is a critically important function for startups. But as Patricia Chin-Sweeney at Beyond Capital Ventures explains, there is typically a shortage of investors who are willing to lead an investment round – and until a lead is secured, the process of capital raising is in limbo. And unfortunately, many startup founders are unaware of this, wasting precious time speaking to funders who cannot lead the round. She explores the value that a lead investor role can provide to both startups and investors, and discusses the need for more lead investors in Africa and other emerging markets.
This August, I-DEV will host its second Doing Development In...Peru (DDI) training program to the Andes. I-DEV developed this 10-day program to train the next generation of CSR and development sector leaders about the nitty gritty details that are crucial to effective and impactful social programming.