We invest in entrepreneurs and growth-oriented businesses seeking to change how financial services are delivered in emerging markets. The world's underbanked, with little or no access to financial services, represent a market of over 4 billion aspiring consumers and businesses who want and deserve access to quality financial services in order to finance a business, to build or improve a home, to efficiently pay utility bills and school fees or to transfer money to loved ones.
Quona's mission is to combine money and meaning, investing in companies with the potential to generate an attractive return on investment and to change the world for the better. We believe that the rapid pace of technological innovation and adoption – even among the marginalized in our global society - creates tremendous opportunities for consumers, entrepreneurs, and investors.
Quona, derived from Latin roots, also connotes "to see" in Swahili. Our name links the diverse markets we serve, just as Quona connects financial services and technology, expertise and empathy, money and meaning.
Quona manages the Accion Frontier Inclusion Fund (AFIF), which is backed by financial inclusion leader Accion, global insurance companies, prominent investment banks, pension funds, university endowments, a global payments company, and ultra high net worth family offices. Quona also manages the investment portfolio of Accion's Frontier Investments Group.