Nancy Widjaja

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Can Chatbots like Siri advance Financial Inclusion?

By Nancy Widjaja Chatbots enable customers to interact with a product or brand in ways that mimic two-way human conversations....

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...

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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...

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DemystData: Unlocking Financial Services through Better Use of Data and Predictive Technology

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

New Report: Innovative Lenders Bridging the Small Business Credit Gap

How Data Flows, Tech Tools, and Niche Marketing Can Expand Financial Access for the World’s Underserved MSMEs By Nancy Widjaja...

Tienda Pago: Driving Financial Access for Small Retailers

Tienda Pago: Driving Financial Access for Small Retailers

By Nancy Widjaja On the fifth episode of VentureKast, Accion Venture Lab’s podcast series, our host Vikas Raj visited Dan...

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Aire Labs: Alternative Credit Scoring for Thin-file Customers

By Nancy Widjaja We are excited to release the fourth episode of VentureKast, Accion Venture Lab’s podcast series. On this episode we...

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Human Capital and Early-Stage Financial Inclusion Leaders

By Tahira Dosani and Nancy Widjaja What are the greatest challenges that young businesses face? Many might consider “getting funding”...

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Digital Financial Health: What Finance Can Learn From Medicine

By Nancy Widjaja and Nikhil Garg This post discussing financial health is in honor of #FinHealthMatters Day How much are...

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StreetShares: Connecting Small Businesses to Funding

By Nancy Widjaja Small businesses play a strong role in driving the U.S. economy as they make up 99.7% of...