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Unlocking the Promise of Big Data to Promote Financial Inclusion report cover by Accion Global Advisory Services

Unlocking the Promise of Big Data to Promote Financial Inclusion

By Kathleen Yaworsky Every half hour, the internet – combined with internet-connected devices such as phones, computers, and home appliances...

Paarul Dudeja Accion Venture Lab Director of Asia Investments

Introducing Paarul Dudeja, Venture Lab’s Director of Asia Investments

By Vikas Raj We recently welcomed Paarul Dudeja to the Accion Venture Lab team. As Director of Asia Investments, Paarul...

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Smart Contracts and Blockchain: What Happens if the Blockchain Breaks?

By Tess Johnson When you receive a chain letter, it usually promises that you will receive great rewards, but only if...

Kenyan Startups Creatively Bring Capital to MSMEs

By Nancy Widjaja Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Kenya face an estimated US$2-5 billion funding gap, representing one...

LendIt Michael Schlein Accion Frontier Inclusion Fund managed by Quona Capital

What I Learned at LendIt

By Michael Schlein Last week, I had the opportunity to speak at LendIt, an annual gathering which brings together venture...

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Kopo Kopo: Building on the Rails of Mobile Money in Kenya

By Nancy Widjaja The seventh episode of VentureKast, Accion Venture Lab’s podcast series, is a conversation between host Vikas Raj...

Destácame founders Sebastián Ugarte, Augusto Ruiz-Tagle and Jorge Camus.

Destácame: Financial Empowerment in Chile with Alternative Data

By Matthieu Albrieux Destácame, launched in Chile in 2015, is an alternative credit scoring platform that uses alternative data to...

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Fintech in Myanmar: Leapfrogging to Mobile Money?

By Kathleen Yaworsky As part of our Best of 2016 series, we are re-publishing some of the top articles from...

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Growth and Disruption: Microfinance in Myanmar

By Jason Loughnane As part of our Best of 2016 series, we are re-publishing some of the top articles from...

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Digital Financial Services Toolkit for Financial Institutions

By Kathleen Yaworsky As part of our Best of 2016 series, we are re-publishing some of the top articles from...