Accion Venture Lab

Accion Venture Lab Launches New Fund, Quadruples Capital for Inclusive Fintech Startups | PR Newswire | 9/4/2019

WASHINGTON , Sept. 4, Today, global nonprofit Accion announced that its seed-stage investment initiative Accion Venture Lab is adding $33M to its initial capital pool, with the launch of a new $23M fund and an additional, separate $10M investment from Accion. The new fund brings together a group of third-party impact and commercial investors that share Venture Lab’s commitment to innovative fintech startups that leverage technology to increase the …

Joust Labs picks up $2.6 mln | PE Hub | 8/12/2019

… connected to billions of humans. This transformation will create unprecedented economic expansion and a new level of security and access to billions of people. PTB is headquartered in New York City. https://www.ptbvc.com/ About Accion Venture Lab Accion Venture Lab is a seed-stage investment initiative focused on fintech for the underserved. Venture Lab invests capital in and provides support to innovative fintech startups that improve access, quality, and affordability …

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Will Facebook make Crypto Relevant for the Underserved? | Forbes | 5/15/2019

Earlier this month, the WSJ reported that Facebook is building a team and getting its crypto ducks in a row to launch a “cryptocurrency-based payments system on the back of its gigantic social network.” Public details on the effort are thin and may have been outshone by news that one of Facebook’s co-founders is calling for the company to break up . But the fintech world is predictably aflutter …