Melissa Richer

Founder/CEO, Ayllu
San Francisco, California

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Netherlands Netherlands 2007


Melissa is the founder of Ayllu, which aims to scale ventures addressing global poverty by aggregating data that (social) entrepreneurs, funders, and other actors use to make smarter, more informed decisions. Ayllu's global directory tracks over 600 social enterprises in 65 countries, and the organization recently launched 'deep maps' analyzing trends amongst enterprises in Energy and India. Melissa previously worked for Ashoka and as a consultant for social entrepreneurs in Africa and Latin America. She is a serial entrepreneur and writer, currently obsessed with the intersection of technology and emerging markets data.

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