Accelerate Innovation. Accelerate Impact.
Maendeleo Ventures, LLC is a global strategy and innovation consulting firm. Maendeleo helps develop for-profit and non-profit hybrid business models and social enterprises to create real and lasting impact.
Maendeleo has worked in some of the most difficult environments and helped organizations to identify and pursue new growth opportunities, build innovation capabilities, and create disruptive new products, services, and businesses.
The MV mission is to make the world a better place by getting capital to where it is most needed, efficiently and with the highest impact. The MV motto is “Do Some Good“, learn more about the MV mission.
Maendeleo Ventures was founded by Abraham Kamarck in 2009 as a vehicle to conduct high-impact financial advisory services and as an umbrella organization for his social entrepreneurship ventures.
Maendeleo Ventures has extensive on-the-ground experience conducting innovation consulting and launching ventures throughout the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.
The MV mission is to make the world a better place by getting capital to where it is most needed, efficiently and with the highest impact.
The MV motto is “Do Some Good“, learn more about the MV mission.
- Impact Investing Strategy 80%
- Design Thinking 80%
- Emerging & Frontier Markets 100%
- New Product & Business Model Design 100%
- Due Diligence & Financial Modelling 60%
- Lean Startup 75%
Since leaving his eight-year career as a Naval Aviator, Abraham has lived and worked as an entrepreneur in emerging and frontier markets, including China, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Ghana, Uganda and Lebanon. He has launched multiple businesses in difficult environments; raised debt and equity capital for SMEs in Africa and China; structured angel investment funds/groups; and built brands and social media followings.
Abraham’s passion is starting something new and solving intractable problems. He takes the same approach to most difficult problems: (a) define your limitations; (b) model and test for sensitivity; (c) create interactive tests to test hypothesis. (d) Observe. Learn and Repeat (e), until you think you have something, then double down.
Abraham earned his MBA from the London Business School.
Abraham speaks French and basic Arabic and Bulgarian.
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