Press Releases

Press Releases

  • Fintech Startup Zoona Closes $15 Million Series B Round

    August 17, 2016

    Cape Town, South Africa, August 17, 2016 – African financial technology company Zoona has successfully raised $15 million dollars (two hundred...

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  • Accion Names Tahira Dosani and Vikas Raj Managing Directors of Accion Venture Lab

    July 20, 2016

    Cambridge, MA, July 20, 2016 – Accion announced today that Tahira Dosani and Vikas Raj have been named the new Managing Directors of Accion Venture...

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  • Fintech Start-Up NeoGrowth Raises Its Largest Equity Round to Support Credit Access for Entrepreneurs in India

    July 05, 2016

    Round led by IIFL Asset Management and co-led by existing investor Accion Frontier Inclusion Fund Mumbai, India (July 5, 2016) – Fintech start-up...

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  • Mexican fintech start-up Konfio receives $8 million investment

    May 24, 2016

    Investment marks the debut in Mexico of the Accion Frontier Inclusion Fund, managed by Quona Capital; QED Investors; and Kaszek VenturesKonfio’s...

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  • For Third Consecutive Year, Accion Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

    May 11, 2016

    Cambridge, MA, May 12, 2016 – Accion’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star...

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  • MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga to Receive Accion Leadership in Financial Inclusion Award

    May 04, 2016

    New York, NY, May 4, 2016 – Financial inclusion pioneer Accion announced today that it will recognize and celebrate MasterCard president and CEO Ajay...

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  • Innovative Products and Services Drive Financial ‘Capability’ Through Behavioral Change

    April 14, 2016

    New Research Explores How Organizations Are Tying Financial Capability Interventions More Closely to Customer Behavior, Improving Upon Traditional...

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  • Accion Venture Lab to Empower Additional Creditworthy Consumers through Investment in Aire

    April 11, 2016

    Creditworthy applicants are often denied credit because they lack the detailed credit histories on which banks rely to lend. Aire, a UK-based...

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  • Accion Frontier Inclusion Fund Invests in IndiaMART

    March 09, 2016

    Working at the intersection of commerce and finance, IndiaMART makes it easier for India’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to do...

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  • Metlife Foundation and Accion launch new management training program to provide more than 1 million microfinance clients in China with better services

    February 18, 2016

    New program to develop and improve management capabilities of local microfinance industry BEIJING, CHINA, Feb. 18, 2016 - Accion, with the support...

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