Project detail - Accion Venture Lab Fund II, LP

Accion Venture Lab Fund II, LP

Status: Approved investment
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Who is our customer

Accion Venture Lab II, LP (“AVL II”, the “Fund”) is a global early-stage venture capital fund, focused on financial technology (fintech) companies. It is established and managed by Accion International, a global non-profit organization, focused on promoting financial inclusion.

What is our funding objective?

The Fund’s goal is to support early stage fintech start-ups in global emerging markets, which contribute to financial inclusion by leveraging technology to serve un(der)served consumers and businesses.

Why do we fund this investment?

The intended limited partnership commitment to AVL II is in line with FMO’s objective to promote financial inclusion in global emerging markets and strategy of the FMO Ventures Program to invest in early stage fintech start-ups and VC fintech funds. Capital provided will enable founders to further develop and scale their new technology companies, thus promoting market creation and digitalization.

What is the Environmental and Social categorization rationale?

The E&S categorization is B, based on the risk profile of the pipeline companies, the Fund manager’s investment strategy and demonstrated commitment to E&S.

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Total FMO financing
USD 8.25 MLN
Ventures Program Africa EurNb
Risk categorization on environmental and social impacts, A = high risk, B+ = medium high risk, B = medium risk, C = low risk Environmental & Social Category
(A, B+, B or C)