Entries by Andy Narracott

FIP 72: Funding 4/4 – Breaking Down Term Sheet Terms with Nina Gené of Jasmine Social Investments

Our final episode in our 2018 fundraising series features Nina Gené of Jasmine Social Investments. The goal of this episode is to provide entrepreneurs with insights to better prepare them for negotiations with potential funders or investors. Nina joined Jasmine in 2007 with the responsibility to identify prospective investments, support partner organisations and collaborate with […]

FIP 62: Human Capital Series 2/3 – Recruiting and Retaining High Performers at more Mature Organizations with Sarah Perrott

This week, Sarah Perrott is my guest for the second episode in our human capital series. We’re talking about recruiting and retaining high performers at more mature organizations. Sarah is the Founder and Managing Director of Cresco Consulting which is a boutique consultancy offering both executive search and development for organisations and individuals. Cresco provides clients […]

FIP 59: 11 Social Entrepreneurs Answer “What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My Social Enterprise”

In this week’s episode, I’m trying something new. Instead of just hearing from one guest, you’ll hear from 11. I asked several past guests on the show “What do you wish you’d known before starting your social enterprise?” On this episode, you’ll hear responses from the following awesome folks: Simon Dixon from Kwango Kwaku Grant […]

FIP 54: Gender-lens Investing with Shloka Nath

This episode triggered a few ‘a-ha’ moments for me and it’s a topic I’m proud to cover on the show. Gender-lens investing is a growing trend in the impact sector and Shloka Nath has some valuable lessons to share from her experience setting up such a fund in India with her business partner Reena. Shloka […]

FIP 50: Social Franchising Series 3/4: What Everyone’s getting Wrong about Social Franchising, with Ben Litalien

We’re going deep into the commercial side of franchising in this episode with Ben Litalien, seasoned franchise expert in the commercial world, having taught at Georgetown on franchising for close to 12 years, started his own franchise consulting firm called FranchiseWell, with clients such as IKEA, Snap-on Tools, Subway, Direct Energy, and The UPS Store. […]

FIP 47: Most Downloaded Episode of 2017

Howdy from the Kenyan coast! I’m taking some time off this week, so I thought I’d treat you to the Most Downloaded Episode of 2017. I hope you enjoy the holiday – or the quiet if you’re not 😉 – and take some time to define what you want to achieve in social enterprise in […]

FIP 39: Product Design and Market Fit with Charlie Nichols

Charlie is co-founder of SunCulture and today we’re talking about product design and market fit. Charlie’s background is in mechanical engineering and economics, it’s the fourth company he’s founded and co-founded, though his first in Africa. He was initially drawn to Kenya by the number of technology success stories and the great market opportunity for […]