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Village Capital

Village Capital

Village Capital is a Washington, D.C.-based company founded in 2009.

Village Capital is an accelerator that finds, trains and invests in entrepreneurs solving real-world problems. The firm conducts programs and provides mentorships to its client companies. It seeks to invest in companies operating in the agriculture, education, energy, financial services and health sectors. It was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.

Village Capital uses peer support to provide access to entrepreneurship. They recruit entrepreneurs solving specific problems in agriculture, energy, education, financial inclusion, and health. They then put the power of investment in the hands of the entrepreneurs, who award pre-committed seed funding to the two ventures ranked highest by the entrepreneurs at the end of every program. Their programs connect high potential, early-stage entrepreneurs with the people, institutions, and capital to help them succeed.

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Funded Companies

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Gretel Labs, Inc.

A synthetic data company with application programming interfaces (APIs) for companies to anonymize and share data.

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adedana Ashebir

Regional Manager, Africa

Alana Davicino

Innovations Associate

Allie Burns

Chief Executive Officer

Amanda Jacobson

Employee

Andrew Hobbs

Manager, Product and Technology Strategy

Annie Wood

Digital Marketing Specialist

Apoorv Karmakar

Senior Director, Finance and Analytics

Ben Wrobel

Director of Communications

Ben Younkman

Ecosystem Development Lead

Branden Houser

Director, People Operations

Brenda Wangari

Program Manager, Africa

Bryce Butler

Board Member

Bryson Hearne

Investment Analyst

Dahlia Joseph

Manager, Program Operations

Daniel Cossio

Manager, Latin America - Programs and Partnerships

Daniela Guerrero

Associate, Communications

Deepak Menon

Chief Program Officer - EMAA

Donna Byrd

Board Member

Dustin Shay

Senior Director, Partnerships

Emily Edwards

Platform Lead

Graham Macmillan

Board Member

Heather Strachan Metranga

Senior Director, Strategic Innovations

Husein M. Merchant

Senior Investment Analyst

Jan Baker

Employee

Jason Palmer

Board Member

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Further reading

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Village Capital Works To Scale Social Ventures - Here's How

Devin Thorpe

Web

March 22, 2016

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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News

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Mary Ann Azevedo
April 7, 2021
TechCrunch
Black Innovation Alliance and Village Capital today announced Resource, a national initiative aimed at boosting the efforts of entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs) led by, and focused on, founders of color. The motivation behind the project is straightforward. ESOs "face record demand, declining resources and are chronically underestimated, underappreciated and underfunded," the organizations say. Resource aims [...]
Tom Jackson
December 16, 2020
Disrupt Africa
Village Capital and IFC have opened applications for the Future of Work Africa accelerator programme, which will offer 20-30 startups help in building and scaling solutions addressing unemployment in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Village Capital
December 7, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Village Capital, with support from MetLife Foundation and PayPal, today announced that two startups, Manifest and Home Lending Pal, were...
Omar Faridi
July 5, 2020
Crowdfund Insider
Denmark's CreditStretcher, UK's Elfinity, and 9 other Fintechs to participate in Village Capital's Finance Forward Europe Accelerator.

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