With the world entering an economic downturn of unprecedented magnitude, high on our agenda is protecting our partner organisations and the social value they have created. The organisations and innovators in the GIF portfolio were on track to positively impact the lives of 89 million people by 2030 before this crisis. We must work to […]
This has been an extraordinary year for all of us. Here at the Global Innovation Fund, we’ve focussed on protecting the impact of our existing portfolio by supporting our portfolio partners to respond and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. In some cases this has involved GIF providing additional funding, being flexible around the timing or […]
The Global Innovation Fund, GIF, announced today it is investing $1.6 million investment in EZ Vidya Private Limited which operates under the brand name ‘Chrysalis’, an early childhood and primary years education organisation reaching children from low-income families in India. The investment will help the company to expand its operations, particularly to the Affordable Private […]
In 2017, GIF awarded a pilot grant of $229,332 to Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB) to catalyse labour mobility solutions for refugees. As the grant comes to an end, we are excited to share some of great the progress made, and results achieved. The innovation Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB) seeks to demonstrate that employers can use […]
We are delighted to announce that James Habyarimana has joined the GIF Board of Directors. James is the Provost Distinguished Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, where his research is focused on identifying low-cost strategies to address barriers to better health and education outcomes in developing countries. He serves on an […]
We are delighted to announce that James Clark has joined the GIF Board of Directors. James brings with him a wealth of financial experience and acumen. In 1996 he co-founded London-based private equity firm, Cabot Square Capital, which provides growth capital to small and start-up businesses in the UK and western Europe. Investing on behalf […]
Bridging innovations from pilot to scale requires more than just the patient, fit-for-purpose capital GIF provides. Effective organisations must develop internal processes and systems, increasing operational efficiency as they prepare for scaling and ramp up growth. Similarly, building the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties is crucial, as the effect of covid-19 has most recently […]
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