ORIGINAL CONTENT

Intro to Karma Healthcare

January 03, 2018

Karma Healthcare aims to improve access to healthcare in rural and peri-urban areas of India using technology. The Company provides web-enabled patient-doctor consultations, diagnostic services, and medicines to customers.

Interview with Elly Timothy (CEO, East Africa Fruit Farms)

November 08, 2017

In May 2017, Beyond Capital finalized a $50,000 investment into East Africa Fruits Farm (EAFF), a production, trading, and distribution business aimed at minimizing post-harvest losses in Tanzania by buying produce directly from smallholder farmers and delivering to major local markets via cold chain logistics. In this brief interview, Eva Yazhari (CEO, Beyond Capital) asks Elly Timothy (CEO, East Africa Fruits Farm) about EAFF, the market for cold-chain logistics in Tanzania, and Elly's vision for the future of the company.

Interview with Joanna Bischel (CEO, Kasha)

October 29, 2017

In October 2017, Beyond Capital finalized a $30,000 investment into Kasha, a mobile retail and content platform that sells women's health products such as sanitary pads and contraceptives in Rwanda. Kasha takes on the issue of social stigma, focusing on confidentiality and democratizing access to women's health. The Company strives to be Africa's largest platform for women's health products and information. In this brief interview, Eva Yazhari (CEO, Beyond Capital) asks Joanna Bichsel (CEO, Kasha) about Kasha, the existing market for feminine care products in Rwanda, and Joanna's vision for the future of the company.

Interview - Energy Access at the Bottom of the Pyramid

October 01, 2017

Eva Yazhari (CEO), Nitin Vaish (Energy Advisor), and Ben Grozier (Associate) discuss the recently launched Energy Access at the Bottom of the Pyramid report. Topics discussed include the state of off-grid energy today, business models in off-grid solar, the types of products and solar systems available, and the future of the industry.

Report - Energy Access at the Bottom of the Pyramid

July 20, 2017

As a seed-stage investor in businesses improving the lives of the bottom of the global economic pyramid, Beyond Capital has a front row seat to the latest innovations and developments in our sectors of interest. The findings presented in this report are thus the result of a number of conversations with companies leading the energy access market forward, as well as with our sector advisors. We have substantiated that commentary with general industry research performed in conjunction with our on-going due diligence processes.

 

We are sharing these findings with our community of supporters in a hope to increase understanding of the markets at the bottom of the global economic pyramid. This report should be viewed only as a briefing on the energy access industry, rather than as an exhaustive review of the market or recommendation for investment. Should you be looking for additional research sources, we are more than happy to point you in the right direction.

Interview - Agriculture and Food Security YouTube Broadcast

July 06, 2016

In this interview, Beyond Capital team members Eva Yazhari (CEO), Marcel Logan (Due Diligence Committee), and Ben Grozier (Associate) discuss the current state of the agriculture and food security industry across India and East Africa. In the discussion, we also look at technologies in use today and those that could be transformative in the near future, examine a number of unique business models on-the-ground, and think about the sector from a global perspective.

Report - Agriculture and Food Security at the BoP India and East Africa

March 15, 2016

In a report prepared in conjunction with Beyond Capital advisor, TresVista Financial Services, we explore the current state of agriculture and food security at the bottom of the pyramid across India and East Africa. In the report, we also look at technologies in use today and those that could be transformative in the near future, examine a number of unique business models on-the-ground, and think about the sector from a global perspective. In conjunction with launching the report, the Beyond Capital team presented in New York City, London, Minneapolis and Chicago (see Events).

Broadcast - Water at the BoP in India and East Africa

December 14, 2015

In this broadcast, Beyond Capital team members Eva Yazhari (CEO) and Ben Grozier (Associate) discuss the current state of Water at the BoP across India, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda. The presentation explores technologies in use today and those that could be adopted in the near future, and examines the successes and failures of existing business models.

Report - Water at the BoP in India and East Africa

December 07, 2015

In our first publicly-published report prepared in conjunction with Beyond Capital advisor, TresVista Financial Services, we explore the current state of water at the bottom of the pyramid across India and East Africa. In the report, we also look at technologies in use today and those that could be transformative in the near future, examine a number of unique business models on-the-ground, and think about the sector from a global perspective. In conjunction with launching the report, the Beyond Capital team presented in New York City, Geneva, and London (see Events).

Protecting and Monitoring Impact as an Investor: Part II

October 05, 2012

In the first part of this series, Beyond Capital Chief Investment Officer, Brian Axelrad, wrote about how an impact investor can track traditional tools used by venture capital investors to protect and monitor an impact investment. In this part, Brian discusses a new tool that needs to be created and the traditional concept that serves as its underlying foundation.

Protecting and Monitoring Impact as an Investor: Part I

October 04, 2012

Previously, Brian Axelrad wrote about how to construct the case for impact investment and how to think about investing beyond exit as two key strategic questions social entrepreneurs should ask themselves when pitching to impact investors. As entrepreneurs get better at responding to these questions, impact investors are finding more investible opportunities in the marketplace. They also, however, will be challenged to distinguish their investment practices from traditional venture capital investors to protect and monitor their impact investments. With that in mind, this two-part series looks at some tactics that will enable impact investors to do just that.

Impact Investing Beyond Exit

December 01, 2011

This is the second in a two-part series…

Recently, Brian Axelrad wrote about a pair of questions that social entrepreneurs should be addressing when “Constructing the Case for Impact Investment.” Here is a third question that social entrepreneurs should also be thinking about and, while this question relates to an issue that we have seen arise constantly, it should be noted that it does not apply to all social enterprises.

Constructing the Case for Impact Investment

December 01, 2011

This post is one of a two-part series written by Beyond Capital Chief Investment Officer, Brian Axelrad.

It is nothing new to say that the Internet is a tremendous resource for gathering information. However, when it comes to starting a business, entrepreneurs in particular have the benefit of digging up a wealth of articles and blog postings from a vital audience: investors. Interestingly, investors seem to be a fairly vocal class of Internet participants whether it comes to formal articles, blog posts, or even tweeting on Twitter. Seems investors love giving unsolicited advice.

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