Aug 11 2020 @ 15:00 - 16:00

The Role of Fintech for Financial Inclusion

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Deborah Keller

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Virtual IFB

Together with ANDE we invite you to join us for another virtual Impact for Breakfast session on shared insights and knowledge from two fintech investor pioneers.

In the same way that emerging and frontier markets leapfrogged landlines with the mobile phone, banking services are evolving at warp speed with fintech models. Fintech is the equivalent of ‘microfinance 2.0’: the tech-enabled version of microfinance that emerged about 20 years ago. The reluctance of traditional financial service providers to lend to and provide affordable financial services to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in such markets has opened up a highly dynamic space for fintech companies to figure out the best way of getting financial products and services to previously un- and under-banked consumers and MSMEs.

This session will give an overview of the fintech market across Africa and Southeast Asia. In particular, it will speak to the following questions:

  • How are fintech business models addressing untapped market gaps and creating financial service access for underbanked populations?
  • How do fintech models compare to or differ from traditional microfinance models?
  • How do fintech business models shape start-up needs for capital, and how does this break out across different capital types?
  • How resilient have fintech models proven to be in the context of COVID?

Date: Tuesday, August 11

Time: 9am (EST), 3pm (CET)


Daniel Goldfarb, Co-Founder and CEO of Lendable, a leading debt provider to fintechs across frontier and emerging markets.

Ameya Upadhyay, Venture Partner at Flourish Ventures (formerly a part of Omidyar Network), one of the pioneer equity investors in the emerging market fintech space. Flourish is an equity investor in Lendable.

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