Posts by Megan Peterson

Why I’m Grateful This Thanksgiving Season

Why I’m Grateful This Thanksgiving Season

By Michael Schlein As we gather with our families for Thanksgiving this week in the United States, I want to thank...

Entrepreneur Nelcy Gamarra accesses the Dialogue on Business program from her mobile phone.

From the Classroom to the Phone: New Digital Training Program for Entrepreneurs

Shoemakers, tailors, bakers — these small business owners are usually experts at their craft, but that doesn’t mean they automatically know everything...

New VentureKast Episode: How First Circle Supports Small Businesses in the Philippines

New VentureKast Episode: How First Circle Supports Small Businesses in the Philippines

Podcast: Addressing the small business credit gap in Southeast Asia “It’s this perfect combination of being able to build a...

Nicole Van Der Tuin of First Access

Nicole Van Der Tuin of First Access

“I wanted to do something that would create more opportunities in places where they are scarce.” First Access, based in New...

Mike Quinn of Zoona

Mike Quinn of Zoona

“If we provide a ‘business in a box’ that allows people to become successful entrepreneurs, good things will happen.” Zoona is an...

Why We Invested in SmartMEI in Brazil

Why We Invested in SmartMEI in Brazil

Accion Venture Lab Partners With Fintech Company to Serve Small Businesses By Matthieu Albrieux Can running a small business be as...

Katlego Maphai of Yoco

Katlego Maphai of Yoco

“In Africa, small business is big business.” Yoco is a point-of-sale payment solutions company based in South Africa. Its smartphone app...

Extraordinary People Needed: Start A Tech Company to Bring Financial Services to All Nigerians

Extraordinary People Needed: Start A Tech Company to Bring Financial Services to All Nigerians

Next opportunity for African fintech companies is serving low-income consumers By Averi Thomas-Moore Only two of every five adult Nigerians have...

The Game-Changing Innovation That Could Bring Financial Services to Millions in India

The Game-Changing Innovation That Could Bring Financial Services to Millions in India

IndiaStack enables cashless, on-demand financial services for all Indians The traditional financial system hasn’t worked for millions of Indians. The slow...

From Childhood Dreams to UN Global Goals: Financial Tools Are Key

From Childhood Dreams to UN Global Goals: Financial Tools Are Key

Why we’re focused on an inclusive financial system that works for everyone “Nobody — when they were five years old — said, ‘when I grow...