Accion Venture Lab

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...

Tunde Kehinde of Lidya

Tunde Kehinde of Lidya

“Both my parents owned businesses, and I saw firsthand the challenges.” Tunde Kehinde, Lidya from Accion on Vimeo. Lidya is...

Why Accion Venture Lab Invested in NOW Money

Why Accion Venture Lab Invested in NOW Money

By Amee Parbhoo Despite the fact that they are wealthy and modern, cities like Dubai in the Gulf Cooperation Council...

Chatbots for Financial Inclusion: How to Dance the Cha-Cha-Chatbot

Chatbots for Financial Inclusion: How to Dance the Cha-Cha-Chatbot

By Nicholas Drayson There’s been a lot of chatbot chit-chat in the financial inclusion space recently, and for good reason....