Accion Venture Lab

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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“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...

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...

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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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Closed Bank Accounts, Closed Doors: Life Without a Bank Account

By Paul Breloff How life without a bank account means always weighing bad options. Recently, Accionista Paul Breloff participated in...

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Introducing: Accion VentureKast

We are excited to launch our podcast series, VentureKast, today! There are so many podcasts out there, and more than...

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China’s Internet Finance: Assessing Opportunities Within The Dragon’s Den

By Alice Tang and Nancy Widjaja China is undoubtedly a very appealing market for Venture Lab. The country’s strong economic...

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MIT Innovations Journal Publishes Venture Lab Case Narrative

By Paul Breloff Accion Venture Lab made its first investment just about three years ago. We’re not necessarily a new...

ATMs, airtime, and algorithms—what’s beyond microfinance

ATMs, airtime, and algorithms—what’s beyond microfinance

It’s been a whirlwind of “work hard, play hard” here at Zoona. Last week, I was doing fieldwork in the...