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Skoll Chat series with Allie Burns

About the event

Gain insights into how start-ups are solving global problems and the role of diversity and inclusion in getting us to where we want to go.

Village Capital is the largest organisation in the world supporting impact-driven, seed-stage startups, with a focus on solving major global problems in agriculture, education, energy, financial inclusion, and health. A unique aspect of VilCap's approach is the intention to democratise early-stage investment through a process intended to overrule unconscious bias and network limitation which correspond to severe gender and racial disparities in access to and deployment of venture capital.

Allie Burns, CEO of Village Capital, joins the Skoll Centre for a Skoll Chat to discuss VilCap's early-stage investing approach, how startups are solving global problems and the role of diversity and inclusion in getting us to where we want to go.