Did you know that malaria kills over 400,000 people per year globally? This episode will be about how a project in Uganda is reaching underserved areas where testing for malaria can be challenging and having the diagnosis early can be a matter of life or death.Read More
This episode is about the rising star of SouthEast Asia: Vietnam
Calling from Saigon, I spoke to Vinh Ho an American entrepreneur and host of the podcast Focus Asia-Pacific.
He moved to Vietnam few years ago and he said it’s been a very exciting time for the country economic growth.
We talked about how the Vietnamese young generations is very tech savvy, the start-up landscape, how mobile payments are taking off in the country and the differences between China and Vietnam .Read More
We all read big headlines about African tech startups getting millions of dollars in funding but what seems like good news for the continent, the reality is not as bright as it seems.
To talk about the African startup scene I invited entrepreneur and podcaster Alex Nyamoya Boyi. Alex is originally from Burundi and is the host of the podcast African Tech Roundup.
This episode is about how microfinance is having a beneficial social impact on Brazil’s unbanked and underbanked populations.
I had a chat with Taynah Reis, a fellow Brazilian and the founder of MoedaSeeds, a fintech that provides financing to entrepreneurs in underserved areas. They support female-owned businesses in rural regions and offer investment options based on blockchain and cryptocurrency.
This episode is about a very hot topic: Social Media Trends in Emerging Markets. To talk about it, I invited Andy Tian, the CEO of Asia Innovations Group – the company behind UpLive, Lamour and other live social apps. We talked about what live social is, live shopping and why Andy thinks that the next big social media platform is coming from emerging markets. To know more about Asia Innovations Group click here Follow Andy Tian on LinkedIn Let’s keep EMT ad-free: Help us by donating any amount via Paypal or Cryptocurrencies…Read More
This episode is about a little-known South American country called Guyana, a new frontier market that has seen an influx of new investments in different sectors since the discovery of oil in its territory in 2015. To talk about Guyana I invited Steven Jasmin, the managing director of Smart City Clearing Company Ltd.(Sc3) an internationally based Frontier Market Merchant Bank and Asset Management firm. Steven has spent a lot of time in Guyana since 2017, and he feels that the country’s status as a Global Leader and Regional Leader will…Read More
This episode is all about Brazil’s fintech sector
What happens when you mix digital readiness, a robust financial regulation and the Brazilian entrepreneurial spirit?
You get a booming fintech sector!
Ana Paula Picasso talked to Amit Jain, a Singapore-based consultant who helps clients navigate frontier markets and fragile states. Amit has a deep understanding of Myanmar’s social and political situation. They talked about the country’s recent past, the reasons that lead to the coup, and his analysis for Myanmar’s economic future.Read More
I had a chat with Espen Kvelland, CEO and founder of Wakandi, a company bringing payment solutions to the unbanked in Sub-Saharan Africa. This wasn’t a technical conversation, we focused on the social aspects of the technology.Read More
Ana Paula Picasso interviewed Sebastian Holmström, Circular Strategy Lead of Inrego – a company specialized in recycling and re-using of electronic waste (e-waste). They talked about the impact of e-waste in developing countries, and how emerging markets can leapfrog from a linear economy to a more sustainable and circular economy with their electronics consumption.Read More