Financial technology and platforms increasingly power our society.
Whether you are buying a coffee, paying your student loan or purchasing a home — or a small business owner managing cash flow, payroll and benefits — fintech innovation is transforming the consumer experience and revolutionizing how financial systems serve the needs of businesses and consumers.
While the sector is transforming quickly, billions of people are still underserved by the global financial system with little access to credit, savings, insurance or investments.
Village Capital runs the most-active accelerator for seed-stage financial health startups in the world. We’re interested in entrepreneurs working to improve the financial health of consumers and small businesses.
• In August 2019 we launched Finance Forward, a global coalition with MetLife Foundation, PayPal, and local partners to support more than 100 financial health startups over eight accelerator programs.
• In October 2019 we were named Best Fintech Accelerator in the World at the annual Finovate conference.
Accelerators at a glance
Fintech US 2017
Nearly 70 million Americans are unbanked. Our accelerator with partners PayPal and BlackRock and co-investor Access Ventures, included startups like PayKii, which helps immigrants send remittances back home. Read more.
Fintech Africa 2018
Fintech in Africa is evolving quickly, as startups build on mobile payments technology to create solutions around lending and insurance. Our accelerator with PayPal featured ten startups and informed a report, “Beyond Payments”. Read more.
Financial Health India 2018
Although 80% of the adult population in India holds a bank account, nearly half of these accounts are dormant or unfunded. Our accelerator with partners PayPal and BlackRock included startups working around financial access. Read more.
“Village Capital pushed our thinking, expanded our network of investors, partners, and talent, and provided us with catalytic capital in our seed round.”
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