Venture Lab

Digital Savings Circles: Challenges and the Road Ahead

Digital Savings Circles: Challenges and the Road Ahead

By Amee Patel, John Plaisted and Nancy Widjaja For decades, traditional savings circles (also called ROSCAs in the U.S., tandas...

Venture Lab in Africa: Heading West in 2016

By Amee Patel Over the past few years, Venture Lab has primarily focused on East African fintech investments, such as...

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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...

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Inside the US Treasury 2015 Forum on Financial Inclusion

Last week, Venture Lab Managing Director Paul Breloff, Center for Financial Inclusion Managing Director Beth Rhyne, and I attended the...

Four things I learned at Ambassadors Training

Four things I learned at Ambassadors Training

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of welcoming, once again, a new class of Accion Ambassadors to our Boston...