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Building a startup is hard. Building a startup in a developing country is a whole new level of hard! But the impact of technology in places like Nigeria and Brazil is potentially much greater than in the US or Europe. Revolution of Necessity is a podcast that tells the stories of entrepreneurs who are innovating in places where technology could genuinely make the world a better place.


Each episode, seasoned entrepreneur David Madden interviews the founder of a startup that’s using technology to tackle an important problem. Their tales are inspiring and entertaining and, along the way, they share valuable insights about the particular challenges of building a company in places where the power regularly goes out, the internet is intermittent, but the potential for impact is enormous.


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David Madden has spent his life working in technology and startups around the world. Most recently David founded Phandeeyar (“creation place”), a tech hub & accelerator that’s building the startup ecosystem in Myanmar (Burma). Before moving to Myanmar, David was the co-founder of Purpose, a digital strategy agency with offices in New York, London and Sydney. He also played leading roles at several tech startups, and co-founded the internationally recognized social movement and the global action network He recently moved to Washington DC with his wife and three little kids, where he’s loving the outdoors, but is just a little too far from the surf.



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This podcast is supported by Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm established by the founder of eBay, Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam

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