Accion Venture Lab, L.P. (FMO-55013)

Financial Institutions
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
C
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Sectors
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 5.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 5.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS Mar 11, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Nov 21, 2018


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Project Description

At the time of writing, the project description is no longer available on the FMO website.  However, the following information was previously disclosed:

 

WHO IS OUR PROSPECTIVE CLIENT?

Accion Venture Lab ("AVL") is a fintech venture capital fund, part of Accion International. AVL makes seed and early stage venture capital investments in fintech companies that employ business models to enhance financial inclusion for the underbanked and unbanked populations in emerging markets globally.

WHAT IS THE FUNDING OBJECTIVE?

FMO is the cornerstone investor in the fund and will help to catalyse capital to help AVL achieve its investment objective of ensuing financial returns and measurable social impact by making seed and early stage venture capital ("VC") investments in fintech companies that employ innovative business models to enhance financial inclusion for the underbanked and unbanked populations in emerging markets globally.

WHY DO WE WANT TO FUND THIS PROJECT?

The intended investment in is a strong fit with FMO's objectives to increase financial inclusion for unbanked populations, empower entrepreneurs and their local communities, to support innovation, and serve the un(der)banked populations in emerging markets.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL RATIONALE

The Environmental & Social category of AVL is C, since the Fund invests in early fintech companies operating in the real economy with limited environmental impacts

Investment Description
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
Contact Information

*No project contact information was provided at the time of disclosure.*

 

ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF FMO

Communities who believe they will be negatively affected by a project funded by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) may be able to file a complaint with the Independent Complaints Mechanism, which is the joint independent accountability mechanism of the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the German Investment Corporation (KfW) . A complaint can be filed in writing, by email, post, or online. The complaint can be filed in English or any other language of the complainant. The Independent Complaints Mechanism is comprised of a three-member Independent Expert Panel and it can provide either problem-solving, compliance review or both, in either order. Additional information about this accountability mechanism, including a guide and template for filing a complaint, can be found at: https://www.fmo.nl/independent-complaints-mechanism