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Risky Business Sense

By Loren Treisman

Commercial investors are reluctant to invest in early-stage innovations and entrepreneurships in Africa. Why? Because they’re considered too risky. But this particular grant-maker is stepping in to fill the gap. Why? Because it’s worth it. Here’s how venture philanthropy really pays off. Risk is an important part of my job. I’m the executive of Indigo […]

Inside | Loren Treisman


She has a PhD from Cambridge and expertise in international development, governance, health and the use of technology to spur social change. She’s the Executive of Indigo Trust, a grant-making foundation that supports tech-driven projects in Africa, particularly those involving innovation, transparency and citizen empowerment. Loren regularly presents at conferences and writes for the international press, including The Guardian, CNN and the BBC. She was named one of the 20 Powerful Women to Watch in 2014 in The Huffington Post. She also likes to go camping just about every weekend.