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Accion Venture Lab Expands Africa Team

Accion Venture Lab Expands Africa Team

By Amee Parbhoo Accion Venture Lab has always had a commitment to growing and supporting fintech startups that are advancing financial...

Lessons in Savings Innovation and Financial Inclusion

By Srishti Kedia According to a survey by the Federal Reserve, 46% of Americans said they do not have enough...

Expanding Access to Capital for Small Businesses in Peru through Fintech

By Matthieu Albrieux We met Maria, a corner shop owner in Chorillos, a popular neighborhood in south Lima, as she...

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...

Ken Kinyua Kopo Kopo CEO Photo by Delia Harrington for Accion

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...

Fintech for Financial Inclusion in Latin America: A Reflection from Credit Suisse’s Latin America Investment Conference

Fintech for Financial Inclusion in Latin America: A Reflection from Credit Suisse’s Latin America Investment Conference

By Tahira Dosani Last week I had the opportunity to participate in Credit Suisse’s 2017 Latin America Investment Conference (LAIC)...

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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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...