The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has invested in a Pakistani tech firm that facilitates small shops through its micro-retailer digitisation and payment platform…OneLoad is one of the largest mass market financial access platforms in the country that enable its Read More
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and UNICEF Announce $150 Million Guarantee to Support Access to Vaccines and Health Supplies in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
SEATTLE – STOCKHOLM – COPENHAGEN (November 12, 2021) – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and UNICEF today announced a $150 million financial guarantee to help UNICEF procure vaccines and other health-related supplies Read More
Seattle-area startup Inventprise gets backing from Gates Foundation for pneumonia shot
[November 10, 2021] Inventprise has been slowly growing in Redmond, Wash., expanding into four research and manufacturing facilities to support early development of a host of vaccines since its founding in 2012. The company is now set to advance an investigational Read More
Exscientia enters $70M collaboration to develop anti-viral therapeutics against Coronavirus and other viruses with pandemic potential
[September 8, 2021] Exscientia, an AI-driven pharmatech company with a mission to radically improve how drugs are discovered, today announced a four-year collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a non-profit focused on fighting global poverty, disease, and inequity, Read More
Avanti Finance raises $26mm from Oikocredit, Nomura, Gates Foundation
Bengaluru, [7th April, 2021]: Bengaluru based Avanti Finance (“Avanti”), a technology led NBFC focused on financial inclusion, has raised US$26 million (INR 195 crores) in debt and equity from Oikocredit, Nomura and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Technopreneur cum philanthropist Read More
Adjuvant Capital Announces $300 Million Venture Fund Designed to Improve Global Public Health
NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Adjuvant Capital announced an oversubscribed $300 million fund focused on accelerating the development of medical innovations for historically overlooked public health challenges. Read the full press release here.
Investing for Impact: A Q&A with Vidya Vasu-Devan
Last month, Vidya Vasu-Devan became the new director of the foundation’s Strategic Investment Fund (SIF). We spoke with her about the role of SIF at the foundation and her plans for the fund’s future. Read the full article here.