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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....

Bridging the Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

Bridging the Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

Women own 36 percent of all registered businesses in the United States, but women-owned businesses, or WOBs, account for only...

Banks and Fintech Startups are Working Together to Accelerate Financial Inclusion

Banks and Fintech Startups are Working Together to Accelerate Financial Inclusion

By Michael Schlein The newest report from the Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) at Accion and the Institute of International Finance (IIF) discusses the value of...

The Future of Finance in Myanmar is Digital

The Future of Finance in Myanmar is Digital

By Jason Loughnane Recently, we traveled to Myanmar to see for ourselves how the arrival of technology is changing the...

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...