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Every week at Invested Development we scan the web for articles that relate to what we do and what we like. This week we read a lot about mobile technology in emerging markets, new applications for homeowners to monitor energy use, solar energy, and social entrepreneurship. 

Using Mobile Manners” by Abby Callard
In their latest post, Beyond Profit discusses the ways entrepreneurs are using the growing number of mobile phone users to … read more

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Every week at Invested Development we scan the web for articles that relate to what we do and what we like. This week we read a lot about… well, we read a lot.  

Greetings from Davos, Switzerland” by Neal Keny-Guyer
This week the World Economic Forum is meeting for the annual discussion of the world’s economy in Davos, Switzerland. There are a lot of issues on the agenda this year, but read more

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(almost)Every week at Invested Development we scan the web for articles that relate to what we do and what we like. This week we read a lot about… well, we read a lot.  

Can Wal-Mart make it in Africa?
Wal-Mart acquired South African-based Massmart, a retailer with 288 stores in 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa for $4.1 billion. Critics of the deal point out that some of Wal-Mart’s international adventures have gone badly,

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(almost)Every week at Invested Development we scan the web for articles that relate to what we do and what we like. This week we read a lot about… well, we read a lot.  

Five Winners Announced in Google’s $10 Million Contest to Change the World
Finally after two years, Google has announced five winners of their $10 million challenge. The five projects combined will receive a total of $10 million to fund their ideas.

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(almost)Every week at Invested Development we scan the web for articles that relate to what we do and what we like. This week (ok, two weeks) we read a lot about… well, we read a lot.  

Investing in Africa: An Interview with Todd Moss from the Center for Global Development
It is clearly a tricky path to navigate, but the opportunities are growing. Mr. Moss highlights the two sectors that make up our

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(almost)Every week at Invested Development we scan the web for articles that relate to what we do and what we like. This week we read a lot about the big picture issues surrounding impact investing.  

Publically Traded Social Impact: what does it mean for how we do business?
SKS Microfinance, one of the largest microfinance organizations in the world, recently issued an IPO that raised over $350 million. Started in 1997 as

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(almost)Every week at Invested Development we scan the web for articles that relate to what we do and what we like. This week we read a lot about…
Just another example of why it is impossible to predict what challenges a start-up will face. We hate to hear about entrepreneurs becoming the victim of uncontrollable circumstances and we also hate to hear that it … read more

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Every week at Invested Development we scan the web for articles that relate to what we do and what we like. This week we read a lot about impact financing, from Angels to Stock Exchanges and everything in-between.

You would think that as often as we link to Nathaniel Whittemore’s articles, we would pop-up on his radar. Cleary, not yet. We have read more

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Every week at Invested Development, we scan the web for articles that relate to what we do and what we like. This week we read a lot about start-ups a little about laptops.

These guys might not have the statistics right (Dunn & Bradstreet estimates that over 80% of start-ups are not in business after 5 years), but the advice is solid. Recruiting read more

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Every week at Invested Development, we scan the web for articles that relate to what we do and what we like. This week we read a lot about big pictures issues in development and cross border investing:
Thanks to the World Bank, investors finally have a simple, informative website with just about all they need to know about a countries regulations on direct foreign investment. Of course, knowing is just read more

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As every week, our team looked for the best articles on the web concerning social entrepreneurship and impact investing. Today we share with you interesting ideas and initiatives from Change.org, NextBillion etc.

And happy 4th of July!!

An honest look back at three lessons learned by Waste Ventures in their failure to secure a 2010 Echoing Green Fellowship.  If we have heard it read more

>Every week at ID, we look for articles related to impact investing, social entrepreneurship, or even our investees/investors. This week we join the community to announce the Echoing Green Fellows, share great news for funding social enterprises, great partnerships and investing in Africa. Come join us next week for more!

ID portfolio company, Promethean Power Systems has learned that strange bedfellows can lead to greater read more

>Each week at Invested Development, we scan the web for articles about social entrepreneurship, angel investors, and we look out for great announcements. This week we are announcing the Unreasonable TV, the MIT Global Challenge, The Billionaire Pledge and a PBS documentary about Acumen Fund.

Engineering for Good. Our friends at MIT are really on to something. Not only have they added a BoP focused track to their … read more

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Every week at Invested Development, we scan the web for articles that relate to what we do and what we like. This week we are talking about a great analogy between angel investors and rock stars, another initiative by the Grameen Foundation, how solar panels are not “so green”, and some insights from the last World Economic Forum in May.

The title alone makes it obvious why read more