Press Releases

Press Releases

  • 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... Read more »

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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... Read more »

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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... Read more »

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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... Read more »

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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... Read more »

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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... Read more »

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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... Read more »

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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... Read more »

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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... Read more »

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  • Accion Welcomes Raza Dean and Nick Talwar to Its Board of Directors

    June 23, 2016

    Cambridge, MA, June 27, 2016 – Financial inclusion pioneer Accion today announced the appointment of financial service industry leaders Raza Dean and... Read more »

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