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Not just loans, SmartCoin brings financial health to low-income Indians

Not just loans, SmartCoin brings financial health to low-income Indians

Why we invested in SmartCoin in India By Paarul Dudeja The majority of adults in India have little to no formal...

How can we solve Americans’ financial health crisis?

How can we solve Americans’ financial health crisis?

We’re looking for fintech startups that can help Americans build financial health By Rob Stevens Do you have at least $400...

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,...

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New VentureKast episode: How Lidya is building the future for small businesses in Nigeria

Podcast: Creating an innovative platform for funding small businesses in Nigeria “It’s just more difficult than it has to be,”...

Investment Opportunities and Challenges in China’s Internet Finance Space

Investment Opportunities and Challenges in China’s Internet Finance Space

By Alice Tang I recently traveled to China to meet with a number of local investors in the internet finance space...

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“The Big Short” Meets Financial Inclusion: Is There a Flip Side to the Hype Cycle?

By Paul Breloff For folks like me, whose passion fuel is a unique kind of end-is-nigh moral indignation paired with...

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Introducing: Accion VentureKast

We are excited to launch our podcast series, VentureKast, today! There are so many podcasts out there, and more than...

8 Lessons from Zoona, an African Fintech Startup

By Kirsty Gray During his visit to Kenya in July, President Obama reiterated his belief in entrepreneurship as the “spark...