ANDE's Executive Director, Randall Kempner, was quoted in one of Brazil's major finance and economics newspapers after the 2018 Impacto Conference.
"More capital than ever is being raised by emerging-market private equity and venture capital funds. But less of it is going to small and growing businesses." Read Dennis Price's assessment of ANDE's most recent State of the Small and Growing Business Sector report.
Do accelerators really help entrepreneurs raise more money for their businesses? The answer so far seems to be yes – both in emerging market country contexts, as well as in high-income countries. But how much and to what extent they are effective varies greatly from program to program.
At an ANDE member event on seed investing for impact businesses, Rob Parkinson, consultant for ANDE Brazil, spoke about the importance of and market size for impact investing in Brazil.
The ANDE West Africa Chapter held a meeting on incubation and acceleration in Lagos, Nigeria in December 2017. This article provides a summary of the insights and happenings at the event.
Nathan Lustig, managing partner at Magma Partners, explores how tech entrepreneurs are tackling the challenges of financial inclusion, health care, and agriculture, citing heavily from ANDE's Impact Investing Landscape in Latin America report.
Mobile technology-driven solutions that aim to create social impact need to invest in customer-centric development and user training.
Mismatched goals between investors and entrepreneurs as well as a potential cultural bias may both prove to limit the positive effect that accelerators have in emerging market contexts. Regardless, accelerators still have an important role to play that can help position entrepreneurs for success. ANDE Executive Director Randall Kempner and Academic Director of Social Enterprise at Goizueta, Peter Roberts, discuss how.
The key to unlocking global prosperity may be right under our noses. Partnering with small and growing businesses can create social wins even for corporations not explicitly focused on social impact. This article explores how with real-world examples.
Better Than Most is a regular feature of The Business of Giving examining the best places to work among social good businesses and nonprofit organizations. This episode features a visit to the ANDE offices, where host Denver Frederick interviewed Executive Director Randall Kempner, and three ANDE staff members about what it's like to work at ANDE.