We partner with their leaders to achieve leaps of growth, profitability and impact. Today, LeapFrog companies reach 91.1 million people across 23 emerging markets. More than 74.1 million are emerging consumers, often accessing insurance, savings, pensions or credit for the first time.
We call this distinctive approach “profit with purpose”, because it generates strong results and changes many lives. Leading global investors share this vision and have invested and committed over a billion dollars to LeapFrog.
“Back in September 2008, President Clinton was so impressed with Andy’s new company, LeapFrog Investments, that he decided he would unveil it during his keynote speech at the annual meeting of his Clinton Global Initiative foundation.
It meant that President Clinton would invite the then 33-year-old Andy on to the stage to speak to the few hundred attendees at the event in New York. But why was President Clinton so impressed with a South African businessman he had only recently met?
Andy had ambitious plans to help transform the lives of hundreds of millions of people in the developing world… And instead of being a charity or non-profit organisation, LeapFrog planned to be very much profit-making and offer its investors a decent rate of return. The idea was to make globalisation and capitalism work…”
Read the full profile on BBC here
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