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...
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...
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Managing partner Tilman Ehrbeck discusses how when it comes to fighting financial crime, bad actors are massively outgunning the good guys. Groups like the newly-launched Alliance for Innovation Regulation aim to help solve the problem.
Flourish's in-house human capital expert shares how to maintain and enhance company culture while growing as a business.
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...
Why We Invested in 0.5Bn FinHealth
Capital One’s acquisition of our portfolio company United Income is a tangible validation of Flourish's belief that purpose-driven entrepreneurship and technology-led innovation can create new solutions to help people improve their financial health.
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.
Our investments and policy advisor Smita Aggarwal talks about the work our portfolio company ShopUp is doing in Bangladesh.