Entries by Becky Ying Zhang

Private Equity Firm Builds a Global Expertise Network on OnFrontiers

New York, NY – The CrossBoundary Group is a fast-growing investment firm focused on unlocking capital to make a positive difference in developing economies.  Founded in 2011, The CrossBoundary Group now has over 45 professional staff and offices in Bamako, Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi, New York City and Washington, DC. In 2015, The CrossBoundary Group launched […]

How Chemonics Uses Knowledge Networks To Find Local Expertise While Abroad

With over $1.5 billion in USAID contracts, Chemonics is the U.S. Agency for International Development’s largest implementing partner. The international development firm is owned by its over 5000 employees in 100 countries around the world. Here’s how their capture teams use OnFrontiers to engage the knowledge and talent they need, when they need it, to continue securing […]

How to Determine Your Worth as a Knowledge Worker

One of the most common questions we receive at OnFrontiers regards setting hourly rates. Engaging with an expert network can be an exciting freelance endeavor, but knowing how to value your hard-earned knowledge can be intimidating.

Three Reasons to Engage In Freelance Knowledge Work in 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the US economy have forced many businesses to downsize or close their doors permanently, leaving millions unemployed. The uncertain economic outlook has led many people to reconsider their career options and look for alternatives that offer more flexibility and security.

OnFrontiers Beta Platform: Q&A with Co-Founder, Brian Caouette

Founded in 2014, OnFrontiers is a peer-to-peer market insights platform that provides rapid access to targeted, high quality insights in hard to reach markets. Visit us at www.onfrontiers.com. OnFrontiers is changing the way researchers search for and interact with industry experts in emerging markets. In this Q&A, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Brian Caouette, discusses the rationale, development, and features of OnFrontiers’s platform […]

Q&A with Gavin Serkin, Frontier Markets Guru

Gavin Serkin is the Managing Editor of Frontier Funds and the Frontera News service and leads a radio show dedicated to emerging and frontier markets. He covered developing economies as the Emerging Markets Editor-at-Large at Bloomberg News for over 16 years and is the author of “Frontier: Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow.” […]

Expert Q&A: Expanding Energy Access One Cookstove at a Time

Judith Joan Walker is the Director of Operations for African Clean Energy, an Amsterdam-based company focused on providing cookstoves to rural households in Africa and Southeast Asia. Their main product is the ACE-1 solar biomass cookstove, which burns solid biomass without smoke and captures solar energy with an external solar panel for mobile phone charging […]