Pakistan’s population of 220 million people live predominantly in rural areas and rely on small, mom-and-pop shops, known as kirana stores, for their daily needs. However, the kirana sector faces a number of challenges, including broken supply chains, lack of
Non-Attachment & Bliss
Our soul is at once a mystery and the only thing we know. To feel our soul we just have to tune into our inner observer. The one who is seeing sights, feeling feelings, and hearing the thoughts generated by
The sound of our voice conveys our age, education, intellect, physical health, energy level, current mood, and even where we have lived. We bring our full being to bear on everything we say, even in casual conversations. This might be
I usually write about climate-adaptation investing and startups. But this idea came to me in a recent meditation and I thought I’d share it. Relationships require work. Marriage, business partnerships, long-term friendships, and even our relationships with ourselves require work.
Investing In Asia
Investing in Asia is tricky because every country is so different – different languages, laws, cultures, etc. This means the learning never ends, and when it comes to investing in the region, we’re only as good as we are informed.
Why It’s Hard For Startups To Raise Money in Bangladesh
Venture capitalists have more money to invest than ever, but most of it goes to a tiny handful of companies. Startup funding is like Hollywood this way. For every one successful star, there are many more struggling actors who will
What Are Climate Adaptation Startups?
In looking for climate-adaptation startups to invest in, I’ve struggled to define exactly what is and what is not an adaptation business. Do alternative meat and milk startups count? How about platforms to manage power from renewables? How I’ve been
Investing in Migration
SuperVisa is a Canadian startup looking to simplify the visa application and immigration process. Founded by Sean Fu, a Canadian immigrant himself, the company wades into a massive opportunity touching the legal, linguistic, and logistical complexities involved in migration. This
Investing in Low-Cost Water Filtration
Founded by married Ph.D. couple Jonathan Levine and Theresa Dankovich, Folia Water uses nano-silver-coated paper to create a coffee-filter like product that makes water potable in minutes. The filters cost pennies, can be manufactured at scale using existing paper mills, and take
Investing in Psychedelics, Plant Consciousness, and Mental Health
Climate change will take a massive toll on our mental health. As systems fail, pandemics become more frequent, and extreme weather events put pressure on all our systems, we will collectively experience trauma, which is why I believe startups addressing