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Mike Quinn of Zoona

Mike Quinn of Zoona

“If we provide a ‘business in a box’ that allows people to become successful entrepreneurs, good things will happen.” Zoona is an...

Why We Invested in SmartMEI in Brazil

Why We Invested in SmartMEI in Brazil

Accion Venture Lab Partners With Fintech Company to Serve Small Businesses By Matthieu Albrieux Can running a small business be as...

Katlego Maphai of Yoco

Katlego Maphai of Yoco

“In Africa, small business is big business.” Yoco is a point-of-sale payment solutions company based in South Africa. Its smartphone app...

Extraordinary People Needed: Start A Tech Company to Bring Financial Services to All Nigerians

Extraordinary People Needed: Start A Tech Company to Bring Financial Services to All Nigerians

Next opportunity for African fintech companies is serving low-income consumers By Averi Thomas-Moore Only two of every five adult Nigerians have...

Dan Cohen of Tienda Pago

Dan Cohen of Tienda Pago

“Financial inclusion and financial impact is really financial education.” Tienda Pago is a fintech company that finances short-term working capital...

Jonathan Duarte of ESCALA Educación

Jonathan Duarte of ESCALA Educación

“I’m the first one in my family to go to college, so education has always been a priority.” ESCALA Educación...

Why we invested in ESCALA Educación

Why we invested in ESCALA Educación

Colombian educational financing company becomes Accion Venture Lab’s latest investment In Colombia, only 50 percent of the population between 17...

Trevor Gosling of Lulalend discusses the importance of access to finance

Trevor Gosling of Lulalend

“It all comes through access to finance.” Lulalend, based in Cape Town, South Africa, is an online lending platform for...

Aneesh Varma of Aire

Aneesh Varma of Aire

“I look at all my journeys of starting a company as trying to unlock some social change.” Aire is a London-based...

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...