Case | HBS Case Collection | April 2009

Brummer and the bracNet Investment

by Alnoor Ebrahim, Michael Pirson and Patricia Mangas

Abstract

bracNet, a for-profit/nonprofit partnership, aims to establish Internet connectivity throughout Bangladesh. Venture capitalist Patrik Brummer invested in a first round of funding to connect major cities. Should he invest again, this time in a rural roll-out, which may have lower financial returns but greater social returns?

Keywords: For-Profit Firms; Venture Capital; Investment; Investment Return; Rural Scope; Partners and Partnerships; Nonprofit Organizations; Internet; Telecommunications Industry; Bangladesh;

Citation:

Ebrahim, Alnoor, Michael Pirson, and Patricia Mangas. "Brummer and the bracNet Investment." Harvard Business School Case 309-065, April 2009.