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Ambareen Musa, Founder & CEO of Souqalmal: From Mauritius with Love for Fintech, and lots of Ambition

Ambareen Musa, founder and CEO of financial aggregator marketplace Souqalmal, sees a glowing future for fintech — and she believes in striking while the iron is hot. “The opportunity for fintech is absolutely massive,” she told Forbes magazine. “It’s only

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Jenny Lee, Managing Partner of GGV Capital: ‘Geek’ Mentality Coupled with Passion for Disruption Makes a Neat Niche

The Forbes Global 100 VC Midas list ranks the world’s best dealmakers in hi-tech and life science venture capital investors. Jenny Lee has made it to number 10 — the highest-ever female ranking. The managing partner of GGV Capital, Shanghai,

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Cristina Junqueira, Nubank Co-Founder: Brazil’s Wonder Woman of Fintech

When the first Nubank card transaction was made in Brazil on April 1, 2014, you wouldn’t have been a fool for failing to anticipate the swift growth of the neobank (one that operates exclusively online). Nor would you have been

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Taking Underground Approach to Carbon Neutral Heating for Homes

Limitless carbon-neutral energy is right under our feet, says Kathy Hannun, the co-founder and president of geothermal giant Dandelion Energy. While geothermal usually means magma-driven energy projects, Dandelion focuses on the Earth-powered heating and cooling of homes. Dandelion residential geothermal

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Judy Faulkner: From Basement Beginnings… to a Self-made Billionaire

Judy Faulkner is the hands-on programmer who pioneered the concept of patient-centric digital medical records in the US. Faulkner taught herself the basics of coding in just one week during her undergraduate years — and went on to become a

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Edible Protein from Thin Air: Dyson Knows a Bargain When She Sees One

Lisa Dyson looked to nature for inspiration on how to combat climate change; now she runs a biotech company that spins edible protein from the air that we breathe. Say the word “carbon” and most people’s minds turn to the

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Ayah Bdeir: Innovation, Invention from Mouths and Hands of Babes

Get them while they’re young and make it fun, says littleBits founder Ayah Bdeir, and we can ignite a child’s innate curiosity for STEM subjects. Innovators of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are researching and collaborating to deliver solutions

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Joy to the World — Founding Father of Indian Company with Mission for Health

“When you spread joy, it returns to you multiplied,” says Huzaifa Khorakiwala, more commonly known as “Sir Dr Huz”. Wise words from the good doctor, who has wasted no time in putting his own principles to practice. Khorakiwala serves as

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Implementing the UN SDGs: A Job for Everyone, Everywhere

Everyone seems to agree that the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) make perfect sense. Countries and companies, individuals and industries are proudly flaunting their commitment to the United Nations 2030 Agenda — but the pledges can be tricky to implement,

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Ida, Data and Women’s Health: It’s Win-Win with the Clue App

From investment opportunities to the pursuit and provision of venture capital, the purse strings of financial dealings are very often controlled by men. Very often, but — as Ida Tin has proved — not always. Convincing male-dominated boardrooms of the

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