Impact investing

Vanaja runs a business in Bengaluru, but it hasn’t always been easy

Vanaja runs a business in Bengaluru, but it hasn’t always been easy

Aye Finance client shares how a small business loan improved her life Vanaja TS’s world came apart when she lost her...

Can investors empower women and lift people out of poverty?

Can investors empower women and lift people out of poverty?

Discussing financial inclusion and fintech on The Finsider podcast By Tahira Dosani Women account for half of any country’s talent base,...

Can impact investing rekindle the American dream?

Can impact investing rekindle the American dream?

By Michael Schlein It’s getting harder and harder to realize the American dream. Nearly half of all Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck. Roughly...

Building Better Lives for Indian Families

Building Better Lives for Indian Families

Five years of providing home financing with Shubham in India In India, too many families lack the funding they need...

Michael Schlein Named in Institutional Investor’s Fintech Finance 40

Michael Schlein Named in Institutional Investor’s Fintech Finance 40

Fostering Innovation and Inclusion in Financial Services “We’re finding ways to meet the financial needs of the poor faster, better,...

The Many Shades of Impact and Returns

The Many Shades of Impact and Returns

By Nancy Widjaja We, Accion Venture Lab, are by definition an impact investor. Our overarching goal is to invest in and...

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...

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...

Inclusive Fintech Leaders Meet to Accelerate Innovation

Inclusive Fintech Leaders Meet to Accelerate Innovation

By Michael Schlein Last month, Accion Venture Lab, FMO, and Quona Capital hosted the CEO Forum and Fintech for Inclusion Global Summit 2017. These...

Zaydoon Munir of RevolutionCredit on credit scoring

New VentureKast Episode: RevolutionCredit’s Forward-Looking Approach to Credit Scoring

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