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Mercy Corps’ Social Venture Fund is a seed and early-stage social impact fund operated by not-for-profit humanitarian organization Mercy Corps. The US-based organization is increasingly moving into tech investments, with key interests in agtech and fintech solutions creating social impact. FinX, a platform designed to accelerate financial inclusion worldwide, was also launched recently. Distributed ledgers, digital assets, cryptocurrencies and other digital financial solutions will be deployed to alleviate poverty in local communities. The fund has invested in 16 companies at the seed stage. Investments in the February 2021 included a pre-seed round for Kenyan healthcare fintech platform ImaliPay. In December 2020, it joined a $5.3m seed round for Colombian remittance tech Valiu.

Todd Schweitzer is an experienced economic and management consultant who founded Brankas, a payment processing platform for startups and other businesses. Between 2007 and 2010, Schweitzer worked with the US Peace Corps as a community economic advisor in the Dominican Republic. He then joined Strategy&, a subsidiary of PwC, as an engagement manager before leaving in 2015 for a brief stint at Seawood Resources, a Philippines-based investment company.Todd holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of California, Irvine and a master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University.

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