On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, C5 Capital, announced the winners of its second annual, global anti-corruption innovation challenge, Shield in the Cloud. Read more about the winners here.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
2018 Shield in the Cloud Winners – case study series ProZorro.Sale - eradicating corruption in Ukraine’s public asset sales and leases ProZorro.Sale is a Ukrainian e-auction system designed to eradicate corruption in public asset sales and leases in Ukraine. In 2018 it was awarded the Shield in the Cloud Award for the World’s Best Anti-Corruption [...]
Jetstream Africa, an alumni of PeaceTech Accelerator cohort 5, is featured in Africa Business 2020 highlighting the company’s impact through innovating cross-border trade logistics.
Four African startups from PeaceTech Accelerator cohort five have secured multiple partnerships since graduating from the C5 Accelerate program. PeaceTech Accelerator Program Director Mike Ravenscroft cites startup Coven Works saying, "I can think of no better example of peacetech than the work they're doing to empower young people to seize the opportunities of the new economy." Coven [...]
Fori Mazdoori connects skill with demand without requiring both parties to have internet access. By bringing offline workers to the World Wide Web, this platform will allow blue-collar workers to connect with employers. Fori Mazdoori, led by CEO Musstanser Tinauli, is a graduate of PeaceTech Accelerator’s fifth cohort program in fall 2018. Read the full [...]
Sou Sou, an alumni of C5 Accelerate's PeaceTech Accelerator program in Washington, D.C., is named ‘Startup of the Week’ by the Washington Business Journal. Read more about how this crowd-banking platform is helping communities access loans.