Sam Raymond is a Consultant with infoDev’s Access to Finance Program. His work with the World Bank Group centers on the development of projects that address the challenges faced by entrepreneurs in acquiring financing to scale businesses and create jobs. These projects include market-access programs, angel investor promotion initiatives, online technology portals to promotediaspora investment, investment models for business accelerators, and, most recently, analytical work on crowdfunding. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Sam worked as Research and Staff Assistant to Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. Sam is an avid cyclist, percussionist and tennis player.