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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....

Innovation in MSME Finance: First Circle in the Philippines

Innovation in MSME Finance: First Circle in the Philippines

By Srishti Kedia The vast majority of businesses in the Philippines — 99% or more — belong in the micro, small, and medium (MSME) category....

Education and Opportunity in South Africa: Lulalend Partners with IMAS

Education and Opportunity in South Africa: Lulalend Partners with IMAS

This article was written by Odette Bester, Digital Marketing Manager at Lulalend, a South African fintech startup that provides small...

Accion Venture Lab Expands Africa Team

Accion Venture Lab Expands Africa Team

By Amee Parbhoo Accion Venture Lab has always had a commitment to growing and supporting fintech startups that are advancing financial...

When Fintech Founders Get Together: Highlights from Our 2017 CEO Summit

When Fintech Founders Get Together: Highlights from Our 2017 CEO Summit

By Nancy Widjaja Accion Venture Lab’s mission is to support early stage fintech startups in scaling innovations that enable underserved...

Inclusive Fintech Leaders Meet to Accelerate Innovation

Inclusive Fintech Leaders Meet to Accelerate Innovation

By Michael Schlein Last month, Accion Venture Lab, FMO, and Quona Capital hosted the CEO Forum and Fintech for Inclusion Global Summit 2017. These...

Innovation in MSME Finance in India

Innovation in MSME Finance in India

Micro, small and media enterprises (MSMEs) are considered an engine of growth in developing economies worldwide, and India is no...