International Tech Policy Podcast Archives

Ep 45: How Fintech is Changing the Landscape of Venture Capital with Viola Llewellyn

Ep 45: How Fintech is Changing the Landscape of Venture Capital with Viola Llewellyn

My guest today is Viola Llewellyn (@VALlewellyn), co-founder, President and CEO of Ovamba Solutions Inc. Based in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Ovamba matches global investors to qualified African Small and Medium Sized Enterprises who need short term funding. Ovamba is backed by Crowdcredit in Japan, Courtyard Capital in the UK, and GLI in Guernsey who themselves are backed by Blackrock Global, AXA Investment Managers, and Barclays Wealth. Average size investments in businesses across …

How to create value, persevere, and building a global career with Natalie Cofield (Ep. 34)

How to create value, persevere, and building a global career with Natalie Cofield (Ep. 34)

Natalie Cofield (@ncofield) has carved a niche for herself as an entrepreneur, advocate, and speaker on all things business and diversity. Her work has spanned continents, communities and corporations and can currently be found impacting lives and bottom-lines at organizations in cities including Austin, New York, DC, LA, Sao Paulo, Johannesburg, Nairobi and beyond. A converted management consultant, economic fellow, and economic development director she is the Immediate Past President of the…

Your Data Protection: How Europe and the U.S. Differ with Ad van Loon (Ep. 26)

Your Data Protection: How Europe and the U.S. Differ with Ad van Loon (Ep. 26)

Ad van Loon (Twitter, LinkedIn) is a communications lawyer based in the Netherlands. In 2008, he created the strategy consulting group X-Media Strategies–where he has advised leading broadcasters including BBC, Deutsche Welle, Euronews, MTV, NHK, NPO, RAI, RTL, SBS, TV5, TVE, and operators of electronic communications networks (KPN, Tele2, UPC, Ziggo) on rights management strategies and on distribution and jurisdiction issues. From 2008-2010, Ad coordinated a joint project of the EU and the…