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NOW Money has secured an investment of $700,000 from two U.S.-based venture capital investors – Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment initiative of financial inclusion leader Accion, and Newid Capital. Both Accion Venture Lab and Newid Capital make investments that target the financially underserved.  Venture Lab invests capital in, and provides support to, innovative fintech start-ups that increase[…]

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By Amee Parbhoo, Director of Investments for Accion Venture Lab Despite the fact that they are wealthy and modern, cities like Dubai in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) actually face a big financial inclusion challenge. There are 8 million foreign-born migrant workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) alone, making up some 88% of that[…]

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Being the youngest one in a start-up is not easy, and trying to keep pace with colleagues who are extremely experienced in their fields has been a challenge. I think I’m getting there, but it hasn’t been easy and it certainly didn’t happen overnight, as frustrating as that can be. It’s been a steep learning[…]

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