Having scaled Zoona across the African continent, Lelemba Phiri now manages a R100-million gender-lens investing fund. She’s found the special balance many entrepreneurs and investors are looking for: generating profit while still creating an impact.
All the entrepreneurs mentioned above found success even when times were tough, holding onto the vision they’d set for their companies to guide them when they encountered challenges.
Impact investing is happening. A review of investment flows shows there has been significant growth in the commitment and application of impact investments to current global challenges
The different ways of using collective investing in real estate in South Africa: Scott Picken discusses crowdfunding vs. stokvels
Investors currently have two main options to pool funds together with people or businesses to invest in real estate. Whether it’s a stokvel or crowdfunding, this is based on a principle that uses the collective buying power of a group to ensure that each participating individual can attain ownership of a property.
Scaling means adding resources at an incremental rate, while creating revenue at an exponential rate. Scaling is attractive, but it’s not right for every business and has to be rolled out at the right time.