FinTech

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Grading 3 Fintech Ads at the Super Bowl: Two Fumbles and a Touchdown

By Amee Patel and Paul Breloff If you’re anything like the Venture Lab team, you found yourself glued to the...

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How Alternative Data Can Promote Financial Inclusion

By Michael Schlein Last week, leaders from around the gathered in Davos, Switzerland for the 46th World Economic Forum (WEF)...

Investment Opportunities and Challenges in China’s Internet Finance Space

Investment Opportunities and Challenges in China’s Internet Finance Space

By Alice Tang I recently traveled to China to meet with a number of local investors in the internet finance space...

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“The Big Short” Meets Financial Inclusion: Is There a Flip Side to the Hype Cycle?

By Paul Breloff For folks like me, whose passion fuel is a unique kind of end-is-nigh moral indignation paired with...

Venture Lab in Africa: Heading West in 2016

By Amee Patel Over the past few years, Venture Lab has primarily focused on East African fintech investments, such as...

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Portfolio Spotlight: SMEcorner

By John Plaisted I recently traveled to Mumbai, India with Venture Lab’s Director of Portfolio Engagement, Tahira Dosani, to work...

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Closed Bank Accounts, Closed Doors: Life Without a Bank Account

By Paul Breloff How life without a bank account means always weighing bad options. Recently, Accionista Paul Breloff participated in...

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Unlocking Fintech for Financial Inclusion

By Prateek Shrivastava I remember the first time I was in Wembley Stadium: it was to see Live Aid for...

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Inside the US Treasury 2015 Forum on Financial Inclusion

Last week, Venture Lab Managing Director Paul Breloff, Center for Financial Inclusion Managing Director Beth Rhyne, and I attended the...

8 Lessons from Zoona, an African Fintech Startup

By Kirsty Gray During his visit to Kenya in July, President Obama reiterated his belief in entrepreneurship as the “spark...