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Q&As with judges: Derek Maltz

By |2019-03-08T20:39:42+00:00March 8th, 2019|Blog, C5 Accelerate, PeaceTech Accelerator Program, Shield in the Cloud|

Q&A with Derek Maltz, Executive Director at Pen Link Derek Maltz is the former Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Special Operations Division (SOD) of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Questions: What are the most striking technological developments in the law enforcement sector that you have witnessed during your career? During my career as [...]

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2018 Shield in the Cloud Winners– Case Study Series

By |2019-02-27T17:29:42+00:00February 27th, 2019|C5 Accelerate, PeaceTech Accelerator Program, Shield in the Cloud|

Ushahidi – building technology to help marginalised people raise their voice and get the help they need Ushahidi – “testimony” or “witness” in Swahili – was founded in Kenya in 2008, in response to the violence that broke out following the election. Millions of Kenyans had no way of knowing what was happening where, or [...]

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Q&A with Kurt Scherer – Chief of Staff, C5 Capital

By |2019-02-21T16:05:01+00:00February 21st, 2019|Blog, C5 Accelerate, PeaceTech Accelerator Program, Shield in the Cloud|

Kurt Scherer joined C5 Capital in September as part of the firm’s leadership focused on all operational aspects of the C5 family.  Previously, Kurt served as the Director of Booz Allen’s DC Innovation Centre and its national innovation hub network where he led Booz Allen teams, alliance partners, entrepreneurs, and other members of a broad innovation [...]

C5 Founder’s Blog Post on Why Launch a Global Anti-corruption Innovation Challenge

By |2019-02-19T22:24:05+00:00February 19th, 2019|Blog, C5 Accelerate, PeaceTech Accelerator Program, Shield in the Cloud|

As part of my earlier career I, Andre Pienaar, worked with intrepid African leaders like Mandela, Mbeki, Kuofor and Kibaki who were determined to combat corruption for the health of their countries’ democracies. In South Africa the capacity building work I coordinated early on in South Africa’s new democracy from 1996-1999 led to the formation [...]

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C5 launches second Shield in the Cloud Challenge

By |2018-07-13T16:48:33+00:00July 13th, 2018|PeaceTech Accelerator Program, Shield in the Cloud|

C5 launches the second annual Shield in the Cloud anti-corruption innovation challenge in collaboration with Amazon Web Services, SAP NS2 and PeaceTech Lab Challenge once again seeks best-in-class technology to combat global political and corporate corruption and promote good governance London July 13, 2018 – C5, the investment specialist firm focused on cyber security, cloud [...]

PeaceTech Accelerator Welcomes 10 Startups

By |2018-06-06T21:09:48+00:00June 5th, 2018|PeaceTech Accelerator Program|

C5 Welcomes 10 Startups to Peacetech Accelerator Cohort 4 Startups will work to sustainably scale over the next eight-weeks through intensive mentorship and training WASHINGTON, D.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--C5, the investment specialist firm investing into cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and cloud, announces today that ten startups have entered its PeaceTech Accelerator in Washington, D.C. The Accelerator is housed [...]

André Pienaar added to Peacetech Lab board | C5 Accelerate

By |2019-01-07T14:29:42+00:00May 25th, 2018|C5 Accelerate, PeaceTech Accelerator Program|

PEACETECH LAB NAMES ANDRÉ PIENAAR TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS With advanced technology at our disposal and masses of data at our fingertips, it makes perfect sense to use this to make a positive difference in the world. PeaceTech Lab has done exactly that! The Washington DC-based non-profit organisation uses technology, media, and data to develop solutions [...]

First Nebula Essay Competition Invites Females to Explore Technology’s Impact on Gender Equality

By |2018-04-10T22:51:58+00:00April 9th, 2018|Cloud10 Scalerator Program|

PRESS RELEASE Manama, 9 April, 2018 Nebula, an initiative launched by C5 in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), announced the first Nebula essay competition that invites female students and professionals to explore technology’s potential for greater gender equality and women’s empowerment. Two winners will be selected to attend the AWS Public Sector Summit in [...]