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Backstopping local economies and small businesses in a global pandemic

The U.S. government is weighing bailouts for big hotel and cruise companies. Entrepreneurship advocate Victor W. Hwang tweeted, “America needs more bailing out of little people who make and create things, like products we need and jobs that pay the bills.”

Only the decisive survive. Will your business?

Over the past seven years, our venture funds have invested in more than 60 early- and growth-stage startups in emerging markets (ex. China). Many are thriving, some are challenged but still growing, and some are just hanging on. None have Softbank-level funding, yet. That means that the impending shock to the business climate of emerging

Quona focuses on customers with $203 million fund for inclusive fintech in emerging markets

ImpactAlpha, March 5 – Quality may trump quantity in the race to deliver financial services to the world’s billions of unbanked households. The push to scale as fast as possible is causing yellow lights to flash in the emerging markets fintech boom. In Kenya and other markets, some customers are falling into “debt traps” as easy,