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Connecting Funders and Entrepreneurs--linking capital and ideas--through conversation, rather than legalese.

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    • Business
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Connecting Funders and Entrepreneurs--linking capital and ideas--through conversation, rather than legalese.

    Do THIS to distribute with Coca-Cola...

    Do THIS to distribute with Coca-Cola...

    The 100+ Accelerator gives startups $100k and access to the biggest FMCG brands in the world: Coca-Cola, Unilever, ABinBev and Colgate-PalmOlive. Today I talk to 100+ and Chanzi, one of their investments.

    Andrew Wallace, co-founder and CEO of Chanzi, traveled to Tanzania in early 2020 for a week. But due to Covid, the borders closed and he was stuck. He decided to make the most out of it and started a company in Tanzania that converts waste into high-quality animal protein. He joined the 100+ Accelerator when he turned a casual business connection into something more serious.

    Carolina García Arbeláez is the Innovation Director at ABinBev. She runs the 100+ Accelerator which gives $100,000 non-equity investment to tens of startups each year PLUS access to the biggest FMCG brands in the world: Coca-Cola, Unilever, ABinBev and Colgate-PalmOlive. Apply here: https://www.100accelerator.com/



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    Andrew Wallace

    Carolina García Arbeláez

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    Music: Cali by Wataboi

    • 47 min
    Wow! 260 startup investments by Somo Africa 👀

    Wow! 260 startup investments by Somo Africa 👀

    Amelia Hopkins Phillips is the Founder & CEO of Somo Africa. Somo Africa is an early stage entrepreneur accelerator based in Kenya helping entrepreneurs get training, get funding and sell their products. Really the whole thing and what I wish I had when I was starting as an entrepreneur. Invested in over 200 entrepreneurs. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amelia-hopkins-phillips-4871988b/

    Rosaly Akinyi founder and CEO of Swahili Wear. Swahili Wear makes sandals from recycled tires. Yes recycled tires and from the images I’ve seen the sandals look very stylish. Somo africa made an investment in Swahili wear and we are going to hear more about that today.  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosaly-akinyi-ariwi-b94a5b171/

    Swahili Wear: https://invest.somoafrica.org/public/96/Swahili%20Wear

    Somo Africa https://www.somoafrica.org/reports/2021-Somo-Annual-Report/

    Apply on Whatsapp  by clicking here https://wa.me/19295520992?text=Somo and text the word “Somo”.

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    Music: Cali by Wataboi

    • 33 min
    Crypto for Good Fund: crossing the crypto hype gap

    Crypto for Good Fund: crossing the crypto hype gap

    Kenneth Kou is the Crypto Lead at Mercy Corps Ventures. They have recently launched the Crypto For Good Fund to deploy $1M to 10 startups building crypto solutions for financial inclusion in emerging markets. Learn more about the Crypto For Good Fund here: https://bit.ly/C4G_Fund_MCV

    Ken has worked across the developing world in Lagos, Laos, Rwanda, Indonesia and at organizations like Dalberg, Clinton Health Access Initiative and Julo, a fintech lender for underbanked individuals, among others. He has an MBA from INSEAD and before that a Bachelor's in Math, so quite a well rounded individual

    Mercy Corps Ventures: https://medium.com/mercy-corps-social-venture-fund/fintech/home

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kennethkou/

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    Music: Cali by Wataboi

    • 40 min
    Mulago Foundation & Pivot Health

    Mulago Foundation & Pivot Health

    Matt Bonds is co-founder of Pivot Health, a primary healthcare provider in Madagascar. He previously worked for Partners In Health in Rwanda for 5 years.

    Maria Franco is Director of Programs at Mulago Foundation, which means she recruits and selects fellows for Mulago Foundation. 



    LinkedIn

    Matt Bonds: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-bonds-92440443/

    Maria Elena Franco: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariafranco1/



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    https://aidevolved.com/podcast/kevin-starr/



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    Music: Cali by Wataboi

    • 44 min
    Ecosystem-based Adaptation Fund

    Ecosystem-based Adaptation Fund

    Today we talk about Ecosystem-based Adaptation. This is the conservation, management and restoration of forests, grasslands, wetlands, mangroves or coral reefs. Global EbA Fund is looking for catalytic solutions. 

    The next deadline is february 28, 2022, but even if you listen to this several years down the road there will probably be some other call for proposals. USD 50,000 to USD 250,000 in grant funding.



    How to apply: https://globalebafund.org/how-to-apply/



    LinkedIn:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendyatieno/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lismullinbernhardt/

    • 34 min
    The Pioneer who has weathered it all, Tim Radjy of AlphaMundi

    The Pioneer who has weathered it all, Tim Radjy of AlphaMundi

    Tim Radjy is the Founder and Managing Partner at AlphaMundi. Incredible to speak with him. They have investments and grant throughout the developing world and have been doing this work for over 10 years and have invested in companies like Terrafertil and TwigaFoods. Tim is a pioneer in the space. It was a pleasure to learn from him.

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timradjy/

    Website: https://www.alphamundi.ch/

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Eric Smenfeffen ,

Getting into the minds of grant makers

This podcast makes an opaque process clear, and reminds listeners that humans are behind the review process for grant evaluations. Listening to Kyle and his guests discuss the theory and practice of how organizations deploy capital is a great step forward for making grant funding more accessible.

OneSmallWorld ,

Excellent podcast!

It’s great to hear from people behind the fund… stepping away from the formal press releases and annual reports. There’s so much more insight and experience to learn from. Looking forward to the next one!

walkadm ,

Insights into inclusive development

Just listened to the conversation with Sandi Roberts. I’m leaving a positive review here not only because of the quality of the content, but also to help more folks like myself discover this podcast.
I personally worked in the development space for about 6 years, and it’s refreshing this podcast exists. It gives access to some of the theory and lessons learned from the development sector in a casual format for folks who are interested but out of the space, like myself now. Otherwise these types of on-the-ground insights are only accessible to people attending big conferences or through in person networks, which is how I suppose the podcaster got Sandi onto the show. So thanks for sharing your network!
That’s said, Sandi’s background is particularly interesting because she grew up in Uganda and Zimbabwe in the agriculture sector and has had enormous experience in different regions of sub Saharan Africa working on various models for inclusive agricultural development, both as an operator as well as an investor. It was very interesting to hear her lessons learned about scaling and replicating business models, and how the unique conditions in different markets can cause outcomes of the same project to be different.
I just subscribed to the podcast now and I look forward to the future episodes. Personally I’m interested in learning the lessons learned from the coffee industry in its ability to be so inclusive to small holder farmers, at scale. So I’m hoping the podcasters cover this topic soon!
Thanks for your work,
Adam

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