Movement Capital (formerly Homestrings Ltd) was founded by Eric, principally because of his background. Born in Brooklyn, NY, of a Guinean father (a talented football goalkeeper) and an American mother, he spent 20 years growing up in rural Guinea. Movement was born out of his experiences as a diasporan, his desire to make a difference back home and the lack of impactful, profitable investment options. Eric has studied across the globe, having graduated from the University of Dakar in Senegal; Duquesne University in Pittsburgh; and Harvard Business School, where he earned his MBA (achieving the World Bank Scholar and the Harvard Fellowship awards).
Eric is also CEO and Chairman of GRAVITAS Capital Advisors, Inc., an asset management firm he founded in 1996, prior to which he was a portfolio manager at the World Bank (1990-1996). Eric lectures internationally and has published articles on global finance and risk management, but he’d prefer to be focusing on a lifelong ambition…. the perfect Michael Jackson moonwalk. He lives in Washington DC with his family and, having never measured up to his Dad’s goalie skills, settled for basketball…as a bench warmer. In an unlikely series of events, he once took up cobra kissing in India and assures us, it’s not to be recommended.
Eric on the Tailored Business Show
Eric and Tania discuss the different types of crowdfunding that exist (equity versus donor), the opportunities that equity crowdfunding offer for African companies seeking investments from Europe and the monetary flows between Europe and Africa.
ABOUT ERIC GUICHARD
Award-winning serial entrepreneur and institutional investment manager. Looking for intersections between impact, transformation, empowerment and financial sustainability. Enjoy identifying structural dislocations in markets and solving them…elegantly. Driven by a seminal quote from Voltaire: “No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking”. Expertise? Applying financial and legal tools to solve socio-economic problems…sustainably.
ABOUT MOVEMENT CAPITAL (FORMERLY HOMESTRINGS)
Movement Capital is the leading crowdfunding investment platform for Emerging and Frontier Markets. Movement Capital democratises access to unique investment opportunities in Emerging Markets. Bringing equity and bond deals within reach of the Diaspora and institutional investors.