“Death by Excel.”
Vera Solutions is a social enterprise that uses cloud and mobile technology to help social sector organisations better track their impact and streamline their operations. Since 2010, Vera has worked with more than 175 organisations across 45 countries, from community-based organisations and social businesses to international NGOs and funders. Vera is a certified B Corporation and has been honoured with fellowships and awards by Echoing Green, the Mulago Foundation, Dasra, Entrepreneur Magazine, the Genesis Generation Challenge, Harvard Business School, and Salesforce.org.
Zak is a co-founder and the CEO of Vera Solutions. He couples five years of experience working in public health across Southern Africa and Latin America with more than seven years of experience architecting data solutions for social impact organisations around the world. Zak studied in the UK on a Marshall Scholarship, where he completed an MSc and PhD in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Zak graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and has been honoured as a Truman Scholar, Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellow, and Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur.
Karti also co-founded Vera Solutions and has worked on dozens of implementations using mobile, SMS, OCR and other technology for health, agriculture and development organisations globally. He was previously a financial analyst in the investment banking divisions of Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital, and has several years of experience running small businesses. Karti holds a BA in Economics from Amherst College and he is currently a graduate student at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, while continuing to advise on and support Vera’s growth.
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