More seed capital key to bridge the 'pioneer gap' for social business

Although innovative social entrepreneurs regularly get funds to test their ideas, the problem is finding money for the next step: scaling up for long-term success. Several experts weighed in on the issue at last week’s SOCAP conference in San Francisco.

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  • Adva Saldinger

    Adva Saldinger is an Associate Editor at Devex, where she covers the intersection of business and international development, as well as U.S. foreign aid policy. From partnerships to trade and social entrepreneurship to impact investing, Adva explores the role the private sector and private capital play in development. A journalist with more than 10 years of experience, she has worked at several newspapers in the U.S. and lived in both Ghana and South Africa.