Corporate Venturing: How Tech Companies are Investing in Africa
Kate McElligott, Autodesk Foundation
Autodesk and Orange are leading technology companies investing across the African continent with the goal of investing philanthropic dollars for impact - while developing new markets for the core business. Seasoned impact investors with corporate venturing experience will share their perspectives on how to deliver greater impact by aligning corporate and philanthropic strategies. They will also discuss the nuances and challenges of this approach and where they see opportunities for scaling promising solutions, whether they be mobile solutions or design solutions, in key African markets.
Africa, Corporate venturing, corporations, impact investing, tech
Jean Shia, Director of Portfolio and Investment, Autodesk Foundation
Moses Choi, Orange; Schneider Electric
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