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Implementing Big Data: 10 Tips from Financial Service Providers

By Kathleen Yaworsky Many financial service providers assume that they don’t have enough information at hand. That isn’t the case:...

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Using Big Data – and Small Data – to Accelerate Financial Inclusion

By Michael Schlein Every half hour, the internet, mobile phones, and other internet-connected devices generate digital data equal to all...

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Unlocking the Promise of Big Data to Promote Financial Inclusion

By Kathleen Yaworsky Every half hour, the internet – combined with internet-connected devices such as phones, computers, and home appliances...

Expanding Access to Capital for Small Businesses in Peru through Fintech

By Matthieu Albrieux We met Maria, a corner shop owner in Chorillos, a popular neighborhood in south Lima, as she...

Paarul Dudeja Accion Venture Lab Director of Asia Investments

Introducing Paarul Dudeja, Venture Lab’s Director of Asia Investments

By Vikas Raj We recently welcomed Paarul Dudeja to the Accion Venture Lab team. As Director of Asia Investments, Paarul...

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Smart Contracts and Blockchain: What Happens if the Blockchain Breaks?

By Tess Johnson When you receive a chain letter, it usually promises that you will receive great rewards, but only if...

Financing China’s Smallest Businesses

Financing China’s Smallest Businesses

By Delia Harrington China’s financial services sector is quickly evolving, in part due to high-profile developments such as the rise...

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Women Entrepreneurs of Myanmar: Daw Thet Thet Oo’s Story of Access to Financial Services

By Jason Loughnane   Daw Thet Thet Oo, entrepreneur in North Okkalapa Township, Yangon, Myanmar The following is from an interview...

Kenyan Startups Creatively Bring Capital to MSMEs

By Nancy Widjaja Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Kenya face an estimated US$2-5 billion funding gap, representing one...

LendIt Michael Schlein Accion Frontier Inclusion Fund managed by Quona Capital

What I Learned at LendIt

By Michael Schlein Last week, I had the opportunity to speak at LendIt, an annual gathering which brings together venture...