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World Bank Invests in Myanmar’s Financial Inclusion, $100M in Credit

The World Bank established the Financial Sector Development Project to support Myanmar’s SMEs — the latest sign of progress in the country’s economy.  The five-year project includes $100 million in credit, which will be used to allow SMEs increased access to financial services.  The project will… Read More

Six Things You Need to Know About Crowdfunding in Developing Countries

If you are an entrepreneur in emerging markets, you have probably heard a lot about crowdfunding, but wondered how it could be useful for your early-stage business. In developed markets, crowdfunding is swelling the ranks of early-stage entrepreneurs and bolstering the pipeline of enterprises that… Read More

Brief: Outernet Exceeded $637K in Indiegogo Pre-orders; Partners with Fundable for Next Fundraise

Fresh from its successful late 2014 Indiegogo campaign for its Lantern reciever which raised more than $637K from 6,642 backers,  New York-based Outernet Hardware has returned to the crowd, this time on its private fundraise on Fundable.  Outernet, ‘Humanity’s Public Library,’ enables anyone to receive data anywhere in… Read More

Cloud Lending Solutions Appoints World Bank Vet & Opens New Nairobi Office: Expanding the Power of Microfinance Funding

Cloud Lending Solutions, an end-to-end lending solution built natively on salesforce.com, announced the appointment of  Harold Rosen to the company’s Advisory Board, bringing his more than 30 years of experience in the microfinance industry, including driving social impact investing at the World Bank. In addition, the company is expanding… Read More

Crowdfunding and Climate Innovation: The Next Steps are in Funding Impact Investing

The future of Impact Investing and Crowdfunding was on display in Nairobi, Kenya last week.  At the World Bank/infoDev’s annual funding meeting their budget was divvyed up among the creation of Climate Innovation Centers (CIC) in Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, Vietnam and the Caribbean and… Read More

WATCH: Richard Swart’s Macro Take On The World Bank Report

Crack The Crowd has released part one of what is to be a three-part interview with Dr. Richard Swart, who is a partner at Crowdfund Capital Advisors and the head of the crowdfunding research program at UC Berkeley. He was instrumental in the recently released… Read More

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