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The benefits of a loan for small businesses.
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COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS: about the eBay founder’s foundation

How impact investments, venture philanthropy and flexible capital change the world, says Elena Boytsun, Investment Director, Central and Eastern Europe, Omidyar Group.

Four years ago, I had a unique opportunity to become an impact investor, starting work in one of the most famous world companies in this field. The Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment company of Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay, had already invested more than $ 1 billion in various projects, companies and non-profit organizations around the world.

My task was to structure the activities, business models and portfolios in Central and Eastern Europe for the fund. Having plunged deeply into this sphere, I understand more and more that the region’s financial system needs transformation of the post-Soviet countries financial system towards flexible capital, and impact investments and venture philanthropy are the most logical tools for this. Continue reading

Favorable loan - how to get a loan and not lose money.
To begin, I would like to return to the definition of a bank loan. The simplest, and most common definition, loan is the amount of money borrowed by the borrower.…

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Business - activity, the result of which is effectiveness and efficiency. Effectiveness - achieving goals in the external environment, obtaining market, financial, social results. It is expressed in revenue, income,…

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COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS: about the eBay founder’s foundation
How impact investments, venture philanthropy and flexible capital change the world, says Elena Boytsun, Investment Director, Central and Eastern Europe, Omidyar Group. Four years ago, I had a unique opportunity…

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