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Tienda Pago: Driving Financial Access for Small Retailers

Tienda Pago: Driving Financial Access for Small Retailers

By Nancy Widjaja On the fifth episode of VentureKast, Accion Venture Lab’s podcast series, our host Vikas Raj visited Dan...

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Aire Labs: Alternative Credit Scoring for Thin-file Customers

By Nancy Widjaja We are excited to release the fourth episode of VentureKast, Accion Venture Lab’s podcast series. On this episode we...

Liping Li, an SME small business owner, sells her wares in Songshan district, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia.

SME Enterprise Solutions: A fintech Investor’s Perspective

By Will Rayner and Amee Patel Over the past few months, we’ve seen the emergence of an exciting new class of enterprise...

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Human Capital and Early-Stage Financial Inclusion Leaders

By Tahira Dosani and Nancy Widjaja What are the greatest challenges that young businesses face? Many might consider “getting funding”...

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Digital Financial Health: What Finance Can Learn From Medicine

By Nancy Widjaja and Nikhil Garg This post discussing financial health is in honor of #FinHealthMatters Day How much are...

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7 Trends for the Future of Fintech for Financial Inclusion

By Amee Patel Nearly four years ago, when Accion Venture Lab made its first investment, we set out to fill...

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Cash is Still King in Nigeria

By Paul Breloff and Amee Patel As fintech futurists, we’re often cast in the role of cash killer and digital...

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StreetShares: Connecting Small Businesses to Funding

By Nancy Widjaja Small businesses play a strong role in driving the U.S. economy as they make up 99.7% of...

SMEcorner Wins Second Place at SURGE’s PITCH Competition

By Pamela Sud On February 22-24, 2016, SMEcorner joined over 5,000 people from 72 countries at SURGE in Bengaluru, India....

Digital Savings Circles: Challenges and the Road Ahead

Digital Savings Circles: Challenges and the Road Ahead

By Amee Patel, John Plaisted and Nancy Widjaja For decades, traditional savings circles (also called ROSCAs in the U.S., tandas...