Press Releases

Press Releases

  • Accion Venture Lab: Fintech Lenders Leveraging Technology to Close Critical Funding Gap for Small Businesses

    November 30, 2016

    Washington, DC, November 30, 2016 – Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment initiative of financial inclusion leader Accion, released a report...

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  • Micro-enterprise lender AYE Finance raises Rs 70 crore in new round of funding

    November 22, 2016

    Delhi, India, November 22nd, 2016 – Delhi-based, non-banking finance company AYE Finance (AYE) has closed its Series B round of funding of...

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  • FedEx to Sponsor Award-Winning Accion Program to Expand Business Training Access for Microentrepreneurs

    November 17, 2016

    Bogota, Colombia, November 17, 2016  – Accion announced today that it has received a grant from FedEx to create a digital version – and...

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  • Accion Venture Lab Completes First Successful Exit in India-Based Lender Varthana, Generating Financial and Social Returns

    November 14, 2016

    Washington, DC, November 14, 2016 – Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment vehicle of financial inclusion leader Accion, announced today that...

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  • Smart Campaign and The MasterCard Foundation in Partnership to Advance Consumer Protection in Financial Services

    November 01, 2016

    Washington, D.C., November 1, 2016 – The Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) at Accion announced today a $4.4 million, three-year partnership...

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  • Kshama Fernandes of IFMR Capital to Receive Accion’s Edward W. Claugus Award for Financial Inclusion Leadership

    October 26, 2016

    Cambridge, MA, October 26, 2016 – Financial Inclusion pioneer Accion announced today that it will award the second Edward W. Claugus Award to Kshama...

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  • Coins Raises Series A to Support Increased Financial Inclusion in Southeast Asia

    October 23, 2016

    Washington, DC – October 23, 2016 – Digital payments and blockchain startup Coins announced today that it has raised a new US$5 million round of...

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  • Lulalend Raises New Round of Funding to Support Credit Access for Small Businesses in South Africa

    October 06, 2016

    Washington, DC, October 6, 2016 – South Africa-based online lending platform Lulalend announced today that it raised a new round of financing. Funds...

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  • Accion Promotes Kevin Saunders to General Counsel

    October 04, 2016

    Cambridge, MA, October 04, 2016 – Accion announced today the appointment of Kevin Saunders as General Counsel.  Saunders had previously served...

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  • 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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