RENEW Strategies

Investing On The Frontier Podcast Series

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Emily Ziethen
| September 11, 2015

RENEW presents our new podcast series Investing On The Frontier. In this series, the RENEW team will be sharing unique insights on all things impact investing, life in Africa, remarkable stories of entrepreneurship, and a variety of other real and raw topics that we hope will leave you looking at the world a little differently.

Investing On The Frontier’s first episode (Trust Your Gut) opens with Matt and Laura Davis getting ready to travel back to their home in Ethiopia, a 7,000-mile voyage that can prove to be a time consuming and exhausting process.

The pair briefly discusses the next three months’ upcoming activity, from working with our current portfolio companies, to developing our investment pipeline, to closing additional investments. Our teams in the U.S. and on the ground in Ethiopia are working around the clock across multiple time zones to ensure that both the portfolio and pipeline continue to grow. The podcast also describes how RENEW is gearing up for several Econ-Tourism Trips that are to take place this fall and winter.

In this episode, you will hear about the importance of listening to your gut in investment environments where the numbers, legal structures and systems are not always as standardized as in the West.

We hope you listen in to get firsthand perspectives from the RENEW team on investing in Africa. Have thoughts on what you would like to hear about in the future? We would love to hear from you!

To find out more about RENEW or the Impact Angel Network, contact us at or follow us on Twitter @RENEWLLC or find us on Instagram @impactangelnetwork.