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Mon 15 Aug 2016

GIF Launching New Application Platform: Temporary Closure Sept. 16-19

The Global Innovation Fund is excited to announce the launch of our new application and investment management platform. The new system will make the experience of submitting an application more...

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Thu 28 Jul 2016

White House Summit: from Development Donor to Investor

Last week, I had the great pleasure of attending the White House Global Development Summit with “a lot of do-gooders in one room...

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Fri 01 Apr 2016

We Hear You! GIF's Customer Service Commitments to Applicants

  We are striving to improve our customer service We hear you! In our efforts to improve our customer service to our community of applicants and investees, we have been gathering some feedback...

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Tue 23 Feb 2016

The Digital Innovation Divide

A few weeks ago, the Financial Times led with a story about the breakthrough innovations springing up from technology start-ups across the African continent. In the article, entitled...

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Mon 03 Aug 2015

A Note from the Board

As the Board of the Global Innovation Fund welcomes Alix onboard as the Fund's...

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Thu 30 Jul 2015

Reflections on the Global Innovation Fund’s First Chapter

Last July we put the finishing touches on the bylaws that would govern the Global Innovation Fund. We incorporated our initial board, I was...

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Thu 30 Jul 2015

Global Innovation Fund announces Alix Zwane as Chief Executive Officer

The Global Innovation Fund is announcing that Alix Peterson Zwane has been appointed CEO, effective August 3, 2015. The Global Innovation...

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Mon 13 Jul 2015

2,000+ Pitches Later: How to Improve Your Odds

Since opening for business in the end of September 2015, we have received over 2,000 applications and have reviewed 98% of them. We have seen some very promising applications, and they have common...

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