Press Releases

Press Releases

  • Insurtech Leader AllLife Raises Funds to Expand Coverage to People Living with Diabetes and HIV

    May 03, 2017

    Capital raise led by the Accion Frontier Inclusion Fund – managed by Quona Capital – the first global fintech fund for the underserved Johannesburg...

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  • OPIC and DAWN Sign $5 Million Commitment to Support Women Entreprenuers Through Microfinance in Myanmar

    May 02, 2017

    Image by John Rae for Accion. Washington DC – May 2, 2017 – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has signed a commitment...

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  • Accion Selected for ImpactAssets 50 2016

    April 20, 2017

    Annual ImpactAssets 50 list showcases experienced impact investment fund managers Cambridge, MA – April 20, 2017 – Accion announced today that it...

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  • Accion Report Shows How Leveraging Data Can Lead to Greater Financial Inclusion

    April 18, 2017

    Report finds tremendous potential for financial service providers (FSPs) to leverage data-driven innovations to improve business operations and...

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  • First Circle Secures Funding from Global Investors to Expand Access to Credit in Southeast Asia

    April 12, 2017

    Manila, Philippines – April 12, 2017 – First Circle today confirmed investments from Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment...

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  • Lidya Raises Funding to Expand Access to Capital for Underserved Small Businesses in Nigeria

    March 29, 2017

    Washington, DC – March 29, 2017 – Lidya, a leading fintech platform based in Nigeria, announced today that it has closed a US$1.25 million seed...

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  • First Global Fintech Fund for the Underserved Closes with $141 Million in Capital Contributions

    March 05, 2017

    The Accion Frontier Inclusion Fund, managed by Quona Capital, invests in companies that innovate to expand access to financial services to...

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  • Accion Venture Lab Marks Second Successful Exit, Driving Social and Financial Impact from Investment in Clip

    February 14, 2017

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

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  • Fintech Start-Up Destacame Closes Seed Funding Round to Expand Access to Credit in Latin America

    January 18, 2017

    Round, led by Accion Venture Lab, will support expansion of alternative credit scoring services for the underserved Santiago, Chile, January 18,...

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  • Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, Institute of International Finance and MetLife Foundation Launch Project to Help Banking Industry Overcome Barriers to Financial Inclusion

    January 13, 2017

    Project will help mainstream financial institutions overcome barriers to reaching unserved and underserved populations with quality financial...

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