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Black Innovation Alliance and Village Capital Launch Project to Build Infrastructure for Founders of Color

Resource is the first-ever country-wide project to support entrepreneur support organizations led by and focused on entrepreneurs of color.
Press Release

San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC, April 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Black Innovation Alliance and Village Capital today announced Resource, the first-ever country-wide project in the United States to support entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs) led by and focused on founders of color.

ESOs face record demand, declining resources and are chronically underestimated, underappreciated and underfunded. Through this project, local accelerators and incubators will provide the contextualized support the founders need to grow and scale.

Moody's and Village Capital Announce Winners of Latin America Finance Forward Accelerator

Press Release

Mexico City, November. 09, 2020,  /3BL Media/ — Village Capital, with support from Moody’s, MetLife Foundation, and PayPal, today announced that Finerio, U-Zave, Creci, Akredito, and ZIZU were selected by peer entrepreneurs to receive equity-free investment as a part of Finance Forward LatAm 2020.

Village Capital Accepting Applications for Latin America Entrepreneur Support Program

Part of Finance Forward, a multi-year global coalition led by founding partners MetLife Foundation, PayPal and regional partner Moody’s Corporation
Press Release

May 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Village Capital today announced the launch of applications for Finance Forward Latin America 2020, the second iteration of an investment-readiness program for early-stage financial health startups in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia and Peru.

Two Latin American Startups Are Selected to Receive Grants at Village Capital Financial Health Accelerator

Monetus and ArriendoAsegurado were ranked “most investment-ready” by peer entrepreneurs and will each receive grants of USD $50,000 from MetLife Foundation, in an accelerator also supported globally by PayPal, and regionally by Moody’s Corporation
Press Release

MEXICO CITY, October 17, 2019 /3BL Media/— Village Capital announced today that two financial health startups, Monetus and ArriendoAsegurado, were selected by their peers as “most investment-ready” at the conclusion of Finance Forward: Latin America 2019, an accelerator to support financial health startups in Latin America.

Moody's Supports Latin America Launch of Village Capital's Finance Forward Global Initiative

Multi-year coalition will provide targeted business development support, grants, and equity to more than 100 financial health entrepreneurs on five continents.
Press Release

Washington, DC /3BL Media/ - Village Capital announced the launch of Finance Forward — a global coalition created with MetLife Foundation, PayPal, and local partners to support more than 100 early-stage entrepreneurs building tech-enabled solutions around financial health in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and India.

Village Capital, MetLife Foundation, and PayPal Launch Finance Forward

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Multi-year coalition will provide targeted business development support, grants, and equity to more than 100 financial health entrepreneurs on five continents

Press Release

Multi-year coalition will provide targeted business development support, grants, and equity to more than 100 financial health entrepreneurs on five continents

Moody’s Selects Partners for Reshape Tomorrow, Aiming to Help Small Businesses Thrive

Press Release

NEW YORK & LONDON, October 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) today announced the selection of its inaugural list of partners for Reshape TomorrowTM, its innovative, global program to help owners of small and growing business overcome the challenges of expanding their enterprises.

African Financial Technology Startups Move Beyond Payment Services

By Jake Bright, TechCrunch
Article

If mobile money was the first phase in the development of digital finance in Africa, the next phase of digital financial services on the continent will focus on lending, insurance and wealth management.

In “Beyond Payments: The Next Generation of Fintech Startups in Sub-Saharan Africa,” the venture capital firm Village Capital, and their reporting partner, PayPal, tip their hat to M-Pesa and mobile money in Africa, but say that there’s a wave of innovation still to come.

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Multipliers of Prosperity: Status Quo or Game Changer?

Article

by MetLife Foundation and Village Capital

The financial technology, or fintech, revolution is gaining momentum in the MENA (Middle East/North Africa) region. Fintech investments in MENA totaled $18 million in 2016. In 2017, that figure was surpassed by a single $20 million round raised by the payment platform Paytabs, leading to heightened interest among investors: Wamda Research Lab, for example, puts total 2017 fintech investments in MENA at more than $50 million, a 270 percent year-over-year increase.

Expanding Our Global Collaboration with PayPal

By Allie Burns, Managing Director, Village Capital
Blog

In 2017–18, we’ll continue our work with PayPal, running FinTech investment-readiness programs in the US, Latin America, India and for the first time — sub-Saharan Africa

For the past three years, we’ve collaborated with PayPal to support entrepreneurs around the world that are working on improving financial health. Today, I’m thrilled to announce that we’re continuing and expanding that collaboration and we’re kicking off our 2017–2018 schedule with a summer program for American entrepreneurs.

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