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How do you pursue your purpose and maintain a work-life balance?

Q&A: Accion CEO Michael Schlein on motivation, balance, and philanthropy Accion’s President and CEO, Michael Schlein, is a busy guy....

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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...

The Importance of Food and Relationships

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...