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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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Steve Gross: The Missionary of Microfinance

By Jordan Coriza   If Accion’s 53-year history were represented as a pie chart, it might arguably have only three...

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3 Reasons Microfinance Still Matters

By Emma Kelsey “Banco Occidente, Banco Caja Social, Citibank, BBVA…” Don Hugo listed off the banks he had taken loans...

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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...

IFMR: from Rural India to the Bombay Stock Exchange

IFMR: from Rural India to the Bombay Stock Exchange

By Esteban Altschul A conversation with IFMR Capital’s CEO Kshama Fernandes Accion and IFMR share a common vision: an abiding...

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...

3 Ways to Accelerate Financial Inclusion Worldwide

3 Ways to Accelerate Financial Inclusion Worldwide

This past fall at the United Nations, world leaders gathered together and pledged to eradicate extreme poverty worldwide by 2030....

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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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Disobedience and Savings: How One Woman Changed an Entire Village in Peru

By Jordan Coriza Just after lunch on a recent afternoon in Piñipampa, a rural village 22 miles outside of Cusco,...