UNICEF is Funding Blockchain and Health Tech to Solve the World’s Biggest Problems

By Timothy Sohn Nov 14, 2016 9:32 PM EDT

(WIRED UK) – The United Nations has announced the first five startups to receive investment through its $9 million innovation fund. UNICEF, the UN’s children’s charity, will be giving seed funding to companies working to create affordable mobile connectivity, blockchain in childhood development, data collection in maternal care, and technology to help improve literacy skills.

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