Looking for Funds in All the Wrong Places: The Single Biggest Thing Social Entrepreneurs Misunderstand About Investors
Social entrepreneurs often feel like they have to compromise or downplay their missions in order to appeal to profit-hungry investors. But that's not the case, says investment consultant Jenny Kassan, as investors don't always fit the stereotype of a "middle-aged white man in a suit" seeking a fast, lucrative exit. She explores a vast, under-recognized source of investment capital that entrepreneurs can tap – one that actually prefers businesses with a social focus.
The two firms are leveraging blockchain technology to reduce friction, improve efficiency and interoperability for cross-border payments between the two continents.
The Award includes a grant worth $200,000, which will be given to the top three start-ups, allowing the winners to accelerate the growth plans of their businesses.
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New Delhi-based microfinance company Satya MicroCapital Ltd has raised $4.7 million (Rs 34 crore) from Swiss impact investment manager BlueOrchard Finance Ltd for on-lending to the Indian micro, small, and medium business sector, with a focus on women entrepreneurs, said a statement on Monday.
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