This post is the first of a two-part blog series.

By: Hetal Petal (Head of Venture Growth at Mercy Corps Ventures) and Ann Kim (Consultant at FinX)

FinX is excited to announce the launch of our newest pilot, in collaboration with Sokowatch (a Mercy Corps Ventures portfolio company), IDEO CoLab…


Most of the world can’t afford insurance. It’s a product for the rich. Turaco is making insurance possible for the world’s poorest — providing peace of mind and coverage in times of greatest need.

Driving inclusion is key to building resilience, and in this case, ensuring access to the coverage…


Ema, 30, owns and manages a small grocery store in the Ga East district of Accra. Her shop, called Ema’s Supermarket, is cash-only. She has to close her shop to go to the market three times a week, where she buys 100 products (from 10 different wholesalers) to stock her…


Africa has a large and rapidly growing population of young people. And the reality is that most of these youth cannot find secure and stable job opportunities. Between 10 to 12 million African youth enter the workforce each year, but only 3.1 …


In this series of three blogs, I’ll be looking at the role of post investment support; why it’s important, how we approach it, and a few examples with challenges and lessons. Let’s start with the why.

Venture capital funds are about more than just money these days. You could even…


In this series of three blogs, I’ll be looking at the role of post investment support; why it’s important, how we approach it, and a few examples with challenges and lessons. Let’s start with the why.

Venture capital funds are about more than just money these days. You could even…

Hetal Patel

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