- São Paulo-based Nubank launched in 2014 to provide underserved Brazilians with access to no-fee, low-interest digital credit cards that could be managed on their smartphones.
- BizCapital relies on the prevalence of smartphones and mobile data to underwrite and service its customers at a lower cost than traditional lending institutions.
- Milk Money was started in 2014 to take advantage of a state law that allows any Vermonter over the age of 18 to invest in local startups.
- The funding was led by the Grantham Foundation, the private foundation of Jeremy Grantham, founder of asset management firm GMO.
- “Our goal is to help the public and private sectors speak the same language when it comes to urban transportation,” said Coord’s co-founder Stephen Smyth.
- “This alternative finance mechanism will help cities, businesses and potentially private homes to meet their basic needs, knocking off several Global Goals targets at once,” UNDP’s Dumitru Vasilescu said.
Suminter works with 50,000 farmers across Africa and Asia to source its products, which are then sold in 20 countries.