Quona in the News - Older Stories

February 21, 2017:  Konfio Named One of Top Ten Fintech Startups to Watch in Latin America in 2017 - Tech Bullion

February 20, 2017:  Creditas (formerly BankFacil) ranked one of the most innovative companies in Latin America - Fast Company

February 18, 2017: IFC Leads $19 Million Investment in FinTech Creditas - International Finance Corporation

December, 2016: Quona is honored as 2016 Best for the World Funds - B The Change 

November 30, 2016: Eseye Launches Breakthrough in IoT Security with Amazon Web Services - PR Newswire

November 14, 2016: Fintech's Most Powerful Dealmakers of 2016 - Institutional Investor

October 23, 2016: Coins.ph Raises Series A to Support Increased Financial Inclusion in Southeast Asia - Accion

October 7, 2016: Neogrowth, OPIC, and RBL Bank Sign Commitment for SME Financing to Retail Businesses in India OPIC.gov

October, 2016: 2016 Fintech100: Leading Global Fintech Leaders - H2 Ventures

October, 2016: A Profile of Internet Users in the Philippines - Rappler 

September 19, 2016: Remittance Prices Worldwide - The World Bank 

August 17, 2016: Zoona Raises $15 million in Series B Funding - ilovezoona

August 4, 2016: Money transfer firm Azimo integrates with Facebook Messenger - FinExtra

July 21, 2016: Meet the newest Catalyst Fund investees - Medium

July 13, 2016: Our blog piece with NeoGrowth is published on TechCrunch - TechCrunch

July 1, 2016: Monica is quoted in Omidyar Network's new report with Ripple Works on talent management in social enterprises - The Human Capital Crisis: How Social Enterprises can Find the Talent to Scale

June 24, 2016: With Azimo, you will soon be able to send money using AI bots on Facebook - Wired

June 9, 2016: Amee Patel of Venture Lab highlights seven key trends in fintech for financial inclusion - Medium

May 31, 2016: Michael Kent sits down with Pivotl to discuss what's broken about financial services - Pivotl

May 30, 2016: "The Impact of the Loans that we give on the lives of the people we touch is very important to us" - NeoGrowth

May 24, 2016: Mexican fintech start-up Konfio receives $8 million investment - Accion

May 5, 2016: The New Azimo Starts Here - Medium

April 22, 2016: It's Official!  Zoona has Processed More Than $1 Billion in Transactions! - Zoona Blog Post

Apr 5, 2016: Azimo partners with Trustly to add two countries to their service - Azimo Launches in Denmark and Sweden

Mar 30, 2016: Our colleagues at Venture Lab and The Gates Foundation discuss the birth of the Catalyst Fund - Blueprint for Ignition

Mar 30, 2016: Jakob of Azimo compares Silicon Valley to his hometown of London - Silicon Valley vs. Silicon Roundabout

Mar 30. 2016: Michael Kent of Azimo sits down with Payment Eye - The Future of Remittances

Mar 19, 2016: Zoona is highlighted for their financial inclusion efforts on LetsTalkPayments - 22 FinTech Companies in Africa Enabling Financial Inclusion on the Continent

Mar 9, 2016: In honor of International Women's Day, a check-in with Zoona's Lelemba Phiri - Why Zoona Supports Women Entrepreneurs

Mar 9, 2016: AFIF's investment in IndiaMART alongside Amaedeus and Westbridge is highlighted in the Times of India - B2B E-Marketplace on Investors' Radar

Mar 3, 2016: Mike Quinn of Zoona reflects on the Kwacha crisis and the importance of like-minded investors - This Crisis Shows Why It's Critical to Pick the Right Investors

Mar 1, 2016: Our Venture Lab colleague Jackie Hyland is highlighted as a FemTech Leader - FemTech Leaders

Feb 25, 2016: Azimo CEO Michael Kent opines on the company's new progress in Sierra Leone - Today was a Good Day

Feb 17, 2016: Azimo Head of BizDev Dora Ziambra highlighted as a FemTech Leader - FemTech Leaders

Feb 14, 2016: Accion Ambassador Kristy Gray reports from Zoona on the mobile money ecosystem in Malawi - Mobile Money and the Limitations of Cash in Malawi

Feb 9, 2016: Azimo co-founders Michael Kent and Marta Krupinska share their predictions for FinTech in 2016 - The FinTech Times

Feb 3, 2016: Ganesh was interviewed by Mini Menon on the Indian FinTech landscape on BloombergTV India - BTVIN - Quona Capital

Jan 19, 2016: Azimo's Marta Krupinska is noted as one of Forbes Europe's 30 Under 30 in Finance, congrats Marta! - Meet the 30 Under 30: Finance

Jan 15, 2016: Quona Portfolio Company Shubham highlighted in The Guardian - Four Ways Home Ownership Improves Lives

Jan 14, 2016: Ganesh represents Quona as the only Indian VC of the FinTech Asia 100 on FF16, congrats Ganesh! - FinTech Asia 100 - The Leaders in Asian Fintech

Jan 13, 2016: AFIF, managed by Quona, is highlighted as the largest first fund in Q4'15 by Pensions & Investments online - Venture Capital Fundraising Drops 9% in 2015, Number of Funds Falls 13%

Dec 24, 2015: Azimo is noted as a FinTech company to watch by LetsTalkPayments - 33 FinTech Companies from Western Europe to Look out for in 2016

Dec 2, 2015: Disrupt Africa highlights Eseye's pay-as-you-go financing relationship with M-Kopa in announcing the solar energy startup's most recent round - M-KOPA Solar Raises $19m

Dec 1, 2015: Quona works with Accion, JPMorgan Chase, Gates Foundation, Grey Ghost, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Omidyar Network and Bankable Frontier Associates to launch the Catalyst Fund - New Financial Inclusion Initiatives Launched at Treasury USAID Forum (learn more at catalyst-fund.org)

Nov 18, 2015: The Economic Times reports on Quona's formation - Startup Venture Fund Quona Capital Readies Capital for Financial Technology Companies Left Out of the Loop

Nov 13, 2015: Accion Ambassador Kristy Gray reports on lessons from her time at Zoona - 8 Lessons from Zoona - An African FinTech Startup

Aug 6, 2015: Accion publishes a release about Quona's Investment in NeoGrowth as Accion FIG - Accion Frontier Investments Group Invests in NeoGrowth

Aug 5, 2015: Quona and Apis Partners publish our joint Impact Assessment Framework for investing in financial services - An Agile Approach to Impact Measurement

Aug 3, 2015: Wall Street Journal reports on Quona's Investment in BankFacil with Redpoint eVentures - Brazil's BankFacil Secures $3M, Launches Low-Rate Consumer Loans

Apr 23, 2015: Ganesh reports on the digital financial inclusion landscape with colleagues from Accion Venture Lab - Digital Financial Inclusion in India - Taking Off in 2015

Mar 13, 2015: Azimo CEO Michael Kent is interviewed by PaymentsEye and discusses the future of money transfer - Why Western Union's Days on the High Street are Numbered

Dec 19, 2014: Monica and Jackson blog about payments innovations for financial inclusion - Four Barriers - and Four Solutions - to Financial Inclusion through Payment Innovation

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