Why We Invested: Brick
Southeast Asia is home to over half billion people with a rapidly maturing digital economy. Like the rest of the world, Covid-19 has curbed regional GDP growth but it has accelerated digital adoption
Why We Invested in Mercê do Bairro
Just as in every major economy, big box grocery stores and e-commerce are disrupting Brazil’s retail market, creating new retail channels that have the potential to threaten the small mom-and-pop stores that traditionally serve large segments of the consumer base.
A Firsthand Documentary Film by NPR’s “Out of the Blocks”
When COVID-19 first hit, Flourish responded, and we sought to uncover the stories of people hit hardest by the economic shock. So did journalist Aaron Henkin, whose award-winning podcast Out of the Blocks has told the stories of American neighborhoods for over a decade.
In Indonesia, arisans are traditionally rotating savings and credit associations (RSCA) that let groups of people, primarily women, save and borrow money together. Mapan digitized that concept and turned it into a service where users, also mostly women, can use it to pay for goods and services.