Previous Episodes


Episode 08: How one Indian investor found self-confidence on the Internet - Featuring Shuvi Shrivastava

Mar 10, 2021

Episode 08: How one Indian investor found self-confidence on the Internet - Featuring Shuvi Shrivastava

IFC talks to Shuvi Shrivastava, Vice President at Lightspeed India, where she invests in startups in the fintech and consumer tech sector. In this episode, she talks about how she landed on a Forbes 30 under 30 list and highlights the struggle with self-confidence, both in herself and other entrepreneurs and investors in India, where opportunities for investment are increasing by the day.

Episode 07: The logistical challenges of rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine in Africa - Featuring Mohammed Akoojee of Imperial Logistics

Jan 27, 2021

Episode 07: The logistical challenges of rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine in Africa - Featuring Mohammed Akoojee of Imperial Logistics

For the second part of this two-part series on logistics, IFC talks to Imperial Logistics CEO Mohammed Akoojee again to discuss how African nations are planning for the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Episode 06: How Africa’s logistics sector is integrating tech solutions - Featuring Imperial Logistics’ Mohammed Akoojee

Jan 20, 2021

Episode 06: How Africa’s logistics sector is integrating tech solutions - Featuring Imperial Logistics’ Mohammed Akoojee

IFC talks to Christelle Kwizera about the challenges and rewards of starting Water Access Rwanda in her twenties and the power of skilled storytelling for the success of a start-up.

Episode 05: More than a Role Model for Other Female Founders in Africa - Featuring Water Access Rwanda’s Christelle Kwizera

Dec 16, 2020

Episode 05: More than a Role Model for Other Female Founders in Africa - Featuring Water Access Rwanda’s Christelle Kwizera

IFC talks to Christelle Kwizera about the challenges and rewards of starting Water Access Rwanda in her twenties and the power of skilled storytelling for the success of a start-up.

Episode 04: When challenges meet tech solutions in Africa - Featuring SweepSouth's Aisha Pandor

Dec 2, 2020

Episode 04: When challenges meet tech solutions in Africa - Featuring SweepSouth's Aisha Pandor

IFC talks to entrepreneur Aisha Pandor about how she came up with the idea for her business, the sacrifices of pursuing it, as well as how she has focused on building a sustainable company in Africa’s tech industry.

Episode 03:How life in a refugee camp inspired a business start-up

Nov 12, 2020

Episode 03:How life in a refugee camp inspired a business start-up

IFC talks to Getaw Cherinet about how and why he started a water filter company in Ethiopia and why it is important for him to employ refugees.

Episode 02: The business of 'exceptional outcomes' in Latin America

Oct 8, 2020

Episode 02: The business of 'exceptional outcomes' in Latin America

IFC talks to Santiago Zavala about his journey to becoming an investor focused on Latin American start-ups and why other venture capital investors should put the region on their radar.

Episode 01: COVID-19 -Testing Our Resilience

Sep 9, 2020

Episode 01: COVID-19 -Testing Our Resilience

Two IFC staff, one in Fiji and one in Austria, recount how they and the companies they work with have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic.