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Michael Schlein: Institutional Investor Fintech Finance 35

By Accion Accion CEO Michael Schlein was interviewed by Senior Contributing Editor Jeffrey Kutler from Institutional Investor as part of the 2016 Fintech Finance 35....

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Disability Inclusion: 3 Key Insights from India

By Mandana Nakhai Since I’ve written a good bit about microfinance these last weeks, I want to turn back to...

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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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The Poverty Stoplight: Putting Poverty on the Map

By Jordan Coriza How we can use data to not only analyze poverty, but work toward eliminating it. Curuguaty is...

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Myanmar: The Final Frontier

By Jordan Coriza One of the first things you might notice when you arrive in Yangon, Myanmar are the painted...

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Inside the US Treasury 2015 Forum on Financial Inclusion

Last week, Venture Lab Managing Director Paul Breloff, Center for Financial Inclusion Managing Director Beth Rhyne, and I attended the...

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The Importance of Food and Relationships

The first thing that one of my Accion coworkers asked me when he found out I was going to China...

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Hitting the Ground Running with Client Visits on my Second Day with Akiba

At some point during our walk down the dusty, uneven road packed with minibuses and motorcycles inches away from hitting...