India Round II

Okay, but what are you actually doing in India?

One of the keys to poverty alleviation is education- investing in human capital. For the next six months, I’ll be working as an investment scout for the Pearson Affordable Learning Fund (PALF) and Village Capital sourcing companies for a business incubator and developing pipeline for the fund’s ongoing activities. PALF was started a year ago as the impact investing arm of Pearson Learning. They make minority equity investments in startup companies that create affordable learning solutions. Village Capital runs a unique peer-evaluation business incubator where fifteen companies go through training and mentorship, then vote on each other’s business models, with the two highest ranked receiving $50-$75K pre-committed seed capital.