Everything you need to know about East African startup landscape [2019 Update]

The US-based Accion Venture Lab is a non-profit investment vehicle with a scope that includes 32 countries on four continents. Founded in 1961, the organisation is on a mission to alleviate poverty by offering financial products such as micro-enterprise loans and business training. Some notable investments in East Africa include Kenya’s mobile payments provider Kopo Kopo and lending company Umati Capital.

Some of its Accion’s partners in Africa include: EB-Accion MicrofinanceUGAFODE Microfinance LimitedAccion Microfinance BankGO Finance, Kopo KopoPan-African Savings and LoansUmati Capital, First Access and Akiba Commercial Bank.

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