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We help give people everywhere opportunity, regardless of background, through helping populations build wealth. Lack of access to financial services worsens inequality and the cycle of poverty. Without access to financial services, low-wealth individuals become vulnerable to financial shocks, such as a car accident, hospitalization, or job loss. Village Capital supports entrepreneurs to create alternative financial products that help the underbanked and small businesses prosper.

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TESTIMONIALS

Kate Woska
CEO & Co-Founder
Atikus

The Village Capital program offered very tangible ways to improve Atikus’ foundation and position us for our next phase of growth. The information we learned was actionable, value-generating, and universally applicable to the diverse set of cohort members.

René Salazar
Global Core Payments
PayPal

We see in Village Capital a strategic partner that shares the same values as us. PayPal is the payments platform, Village Capital is the organization that helps grow the buyers' and sellers' inclusion through the ventures that participate in its program.

Franz Paasche
VP, Corporate Affairs
PayPal

At PayPal, we believe that affordable, convenient and secure financial services should be a right for everyone, and not a privilege for the affluent. Through our expanded relationship with Village Capital, we’re pleased to help build a more supportive ecosystem for FinTech social impact entrepreneurs, which we see as critical to our vision of improving the financial health of underserved individuals and businesses around the world.

Amy Millington
President
eBay Foundation

We embarked on this partnership with Village Capital to find social enterprises with innovative financial services solutions for low-income Americans and give them access to the tools and resources they need to grow their businesses. We were delighted to see eMoneyPool and WiseBanyan receive this recognition from their peers, and hope both – and all the participating ventures – grow into profitable businesses with strong social impact.

Óscar Robles
CEO
ePesos

Village Capital is our go-to for connections to funders and partners - they have an extensive network and do a fantastic job facilitating introductions to the industry. During their FinTech workshops, we made key decisions that have positively affected the growth and direction of ePesos. If we had not participated in the program, we would have definitely been out of the game.

Armando Kuroda
CEO
Credilikeme

We are receiving help from the best. We learn from mentors whom you would usually have to pay to meet, like the head of PayPal Mexico, the Chief Innovation Officer of Gentera (Compartamos Banco), and the CTO for Banorte, to name a few of those who joined us for a mock board meeting. We are growing our contacts, getting press attention and attracting investment opportunities. Our customer segmentation has never been so sharp. Our unit economics are projected to the last cent. Our value proposition is as polished as a lieutenant’s shoe. We no longer who cares who wins. We all know who wins. We all do.

Emmanuel Smadja
CEO and Co-Founder
MPower Financing

Without Village Capital, we would not have clearly seen the path to scaling the debt side of our business and reaching $500M+ in originations by 2018. Village Capital pushed our thinking, expanded our network of investors, partners, and talent, and provided us with catalyst capital in our seed round. If today we've passed $100M in application volume and are surrounded by a team of strong partners, it's in great part due to their support during and after the program.

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PROGRAMS & SPECIAL EVENTS

Village Capital is working with the top early-stage Finance companies in the following programs:

MetLife Foundation Financial Health Forums
MetLife Foundation Financial Health Forums
 
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Financial Health Competition: Middle East and Egypt
Financial Health Competition: Middle East and Egypt
 
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FinTech for Ag: East Africa 2015
FinTech for Ag: East Africa 2015
 
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