Press Releases

Press Releases

  • 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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  • 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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