Resource is the first-ever country-wide project to support entrepreneur support organizations led by and focused on entrepreneurs of color.
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.
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.
Part of Finance Forward, a multi-year global coalition led by founding partners MetLife Foundation, PayPal and regional partner Moody’s Corporation
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.
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
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.
Multi-year coalition will provide targeted business development support, grants, and equity to more than 100 financial health entrepreneurs on five continents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Allie Burns, Managing Director, Village Capital
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.