Ross Baird of Village Capital and Dave Kim of the Gates Foundation address the the Silicon Valley model of investing, arguing that there is a "fundamental disconnect between entrepreneurs and (often foreign) investors in East Africa and India." They cite ANDE in reference to their discussion of human capital.
Endeavor Insight explores the data and summarizes the key findings in the 2017 Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) report, which compares startup acceleration in emerging market and high-income countries.
A new partnership announced in April will see the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Rockefeller Foundation join forces to boost entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia. Devex spoke with Jenny Everett, managing director of ANDE, about the impact and and goals of the new partnership.
Gabriella Mulligan writes about the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative's (GALI) findings in its second major report. Accelerator programs in emerging markets are growing revenues, employees, equity, and debt investment. GALI is a collaboration between ANDE and Emory University.
The Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI), a partnership between ANDE and Emory University, has released its second major report. Accelerating Startups in Emerging Markets: Insights from 43 Programs examines data from over 2,400 early- stage ventures that applied to 43 acceleration programs run by twelve different organizations in nine countries. The report, developed in partnership with Deloitte Canada, compares the performance of accelerators in emerging markets with those operating in high-income countries (categories as defined by the World Bank).
Steve Clemons of The Atlantic interviews ANDE's Executive Director, Randall Kempner, on a session called Data and the Regional Economy during Crunching the Numbers: an Atlantic forum on data analytics and tomorrow's workforce.
With traditional investment funds now hunting for impact opportunities alongside venture capitalists in Latin America, where Mexico, Brazil and Colombia grab most attention, Sophie Hares interviews experts on the subject, including ANDE's Central America and Mexico Chapter Manager, Katia Dumont, to find out where the most impact can happen and how.
Entrepreneurship is growing in South Africa. On the heels of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, Zipho Sikhakhane writes about how levels of entrepreneurship has increased, while pointing out the challenges that remain, based on the latest entrepreneurial ecosystem map that ANDE's South Africa regional chapter just released.
Youth unemployment remains a major challenge in East Africa, while startups often have trouble filling all their open positions that will help them scale up their business. Mary Mwangi and Kate McElligott share how ANDE members are helping solve these challenges.
The impact investing landscape in Brazil has evolved significantly in the past several years. Two ANDE staff members based in Brazil, Rebeca Rocha and Rob Parkinson, write about the top five things you need to know to understand the evolution of the industry.