The third entry in our founder wellness series explores advisors and CEO peer groups – informal communities where founders can be honest and get honest feedback.
We’re halfway through March Women’s History Month and in the spirit of this year’s theme #breakthebias we reached out to Female Fintech Mavericks and asked them two questions: 1) How do you encourage other women to pursue careers in fintech and 2) Who are fellow female mavericks you admire and who are living proof of the bias being broken. Here are three themes we picked up on.
This year, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re expanding our efforts and expertise across new international markets by adding four exceptional team members who each bring deep technology, finance, and local market expertise along with a passion to create a more fair and equitable financial system.
Access to funding and lack of support systems are some of the greatest challenges faced by startup founders in sub-Saharan Africa. And while venture capital and founder support programs within the continent are growing, a lot still remains to be done to meet the financing, technology and social capital needs of the especially marginalized groups like women founders.
Last year, MaxAB, the food and grocery B2B e-commerce and distribution platform serving a network of traditional retailers across Egypt and Morocco, raised its $55 million Series A in two tranches; the latter accompanied its acquisition of the Morocco-based and YC-backed WaystoCap.
Global venture capital firm Flourish Ventures is planning to invest in Fintech start-ups looking at increasing its exposure to fintechs focused on embedded finance in retail especially the kirana stores in India, besides fintechs focused on B2B infrastructure platforms and consumer personal finance.
Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 8:00 am PT
Flourish’s Diana Narvaez talks with Dinie founders Suzy Ferreira and Andrea Burattini about the backbone of the Brazilian economy—SMBs. Despite their relevance, SMBs are grossly under-banked and have limited access to funding.
September 20, 2022
New research shows the corner shop is here to stay and poised to go digital. A $900B+ industry worldwide, fintechs are now serving corner shops across the retail value chain, developing low-cost, easy-to-use, online tools for sourcing, logistics, business management, sales, and financial services.
August 9, 2022
Flourish’s India-based investor Harsh Gupta sits down with serial entrepreneur Varun Tangri to discuss how retail-focused superapp QueueBuster is helping corner shop owners replace the ‘nightmare’ of managing in-store operations using pen and paper with easy-to-use software.
February 24, 2022
The explosion of fintech innovation and the mass migration to digital channels drove a new need for regulatory compliance. From crypto and payments to cross-border transactions, startups and financial institutions face significant compliance challenges and operational scaling needs. Join Flourish Investor Kabir Kumar when he sits down with the co-founders of Regtech rising star Hummingbird.