Summary of Lessons from Microfinance for Venture Capital

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When Dr. Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for their breakthroughs in microfinance, budding venture capitalist (VC) Anjney Midha was eager to explore whether the field of venture capital could emulate the microfinance model. In this presentation, Midha unveils his findings. Though lacking the finer details that interested watchers will crave, his conclusions are remarkable and worthy of further investigation. getAbstract recommends Midha’s oration to VCs, fund managers and neophyte entrepreneurs alike.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How microfinance works and
  • How the microfinance model could have broader applications in venture capitalism.
 

About the Speaker

Stanford graduate Anjney Midha is a partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

 

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When Dr. Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for their advancements in microfinance, two unique aspects of their model piqued the interest of entrepreneur Anjney Midha. First, the bank limited the value of...

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