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Accelerating Fintech Innovation in Nigeria
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Accelerating Fintech Innovation in Nigeria

Why We Invested in the Financial Service Innovators Association (FSI) By Ameya Upadhyay and David Madden Fintech is booming in Africa right now. In 2018, a third of all venture capital invested in Africa went to fintech and, last month alone, $360 million was invested just in Nigerian payment-focused ventures. This is not surprising. Even...

A Historic US Policy Shift Reflects the Promise of Reglabs
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A Historic US Policy Shift Reflects the Promise of Reglabs

Financial regulators’ statement on alternative data draws on FinRegLab lending report By Kabir Kumar This week, five federal regulators issued a joint statement that using alternative data could expand access to credit. The US has a notoriously fractured financial oversight framework. It’s not easy for US federal regulators to join forces and it doesn’t happen...

Rebooting Banking in Nigeria
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Rebooting Banking in Nigeria

Why We Invested in FairMoney by Ameya Upadhyay  If you ask someone in Lagos if they have a bank account, more likely than not, the answer will be “yes.” You’ll probably get the same answer if you ask if they save with their bank — even though they won’t get a reasonable rate on their...

How to Get Started With Compensation
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How to Get Started With Compensation

Our in-house human capital expert Lisa Mikkelsen talks about how to create a compensation philosophy for your startup in the third blog of her series with tips to entrepreneurs.