Accion Venture Lab

Accion Venture Lab's Company Builder program in Nigeria

We’re bringing together Nigerian entrepreneurs to build a groundbreaking fintech company

Meet the first participants in Accion Venture Lab’s Company Builder program By Averi Thomas-Moore When we sent out a call for...

Amy Stewart, Manager, Global Advisory Solutions at Accion

Meet the women leading the way to an inclusive future — part five

Part of Accion’s series highlighting women working in financial inclusion At Accion, we’re proud to have a diverse team leading...

Meet the women leading the way to an inclusive future — part three

Meet the women leading the way to an inclusive future — part three

Part of Accion’s series highlighting the women working in financial inclusion At Accion, we’re proud to have a diverse team...

The business case for financial inclusion: A multi-trillion-dollar proposition

The business case for financial inclusion: A multi-trillion-dollar proposition

A high-level business case for financial inclusion constructed using data on the impact of M-PESA on poverty in Kenya By Ethan Loufield...

Tunde Kehinde

New VentureKast episode: How Lidya is building the future for small businesses in Nigeria

Podcast: Creating an innovative platform for funding small businesses in Nigeria “It’s just more difficult than it has to be,”...

Checking In With the Startup That’s Revolutionizing Kenyan Agriculture

Checking In With the Startup That’s Revolutionizing Kenyan Agriculture

Portfolio Engagement: Accion Venture Lab Visits Apollo Agriculture By Coryell Stout Venture Lab recognizes that support beyond capital is critical to...

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...

Why we invested in ESCALA Educación

Why we invested in ESCALA Educación

Colombian educational financing company becomes Accion Venture Lab’s latest investment In Colombia, only 50 percent of the population between 17...

Aneesh Varma of Aire

Aneesh Varma of Aire

“I look at all my journeys of starting a company as trying to unlock some social change.” Aire is a London-based...

Catalyst Fund: Lessons on Getting Early-Stage Fintech Startups Investment-Ready

Catalyst Fund: Lessons on Getting Early-Stage Fintech Startups Investment-Ready

By Nancy Widjaja When we met Miguel Duhalt, CEO of Comunidad4Uno in Mexico City, he was working day and night to launch a...