March 20, 2020
Forbes: Coronavirus, Stock Market Crash And The World Of Impact (Insights From Allie Burns)
What do the pandemic and economic crisis mean for social enterprise and impact investing? Village Capital CEO Allie Burns spoke with Anne Field from Forbes about how startups are mobilizing, the challenges they're facing, and how Village Capital is adapting to support them in uncertain times:
February 27, 2020
Venture capital and the gender financing gap report receives press
Allie Burns, Village Capital CEO, and Shruti Chandrasekhar, head of Startup Catalyst and SME Ventures at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), break down new research on accelerators' role in the gender financing gap in a Fast Company op-ed:
February 7, 2020
Finance Forward US 2019 accelerator receives news coverage
Village Capital announced that Xendoo and Worthy Financial were peer-selected for funding during Finance Forward US 2019, an accelerator program that is a part of Finance Forward. A multi-year global coalition led by founding partners MetLife Foundation and PayPal, Finance Forward is supporting entrepreneurs on four continents who are building tech-enabled solutions to challenges around financial health.
January 31, 2020
Impact Alpha: Village Capital to manage financial health fund for MetLife Foundation in family of funds
Last year our fund, VilCap Investments, made its 110th and final initial seed investment, and shifted its focus to supporting our existing portfolio. ImpactAlpha covered the announcement of our new family of funds strategy.
January 27, 2020
Disrupt Africa: Ghanaian, Nigerian startups secure $50k funding after Village Capital agriculture accelerator
Disrupt Africa reported in September nine startups from across the continent had been selected for the Agriculture Africa 2019 accelerator cohort. This month, Disrupt Africa covered the peer-selected startups:
January 6, 2020
Report "Impact InsurTech" receives industry news coverage
Village Capital and QBE's recent report, Impact InsurTech: How InsurTech is Transforming the Insurance Industry, was featured in several media outlets over the past month, including Insurance Business Magazine and Crowd Fund Insider.
The report explores how technology is democratizing the insurance industry, and reducing barriers to access for historically underserved customers. Insurance Business Magazine wrote:
December 16, 2019
Village Capital's South Asia team profiled in the Deccan Herald
Village Capital's South Asia team was profiled in The Deccan Herald. Deepak Menon spoke about Village Capital's focus on fintech in the EMEAA region, and how the Indian startup ecosystem is seeing a shift toward impact investing:
December 16, 2019
"Catalyzing Civic Tech in India" Report Receives News Coverage
Village Capital and CIIE.CO, with support from Omidyar Network India, co-authored a report, Catalyzing Civic Tech In India. The report aims to help catalyze the civic tech sector in India by defining civic tech, identifying emerging subsectors, and sharing promising revenue models.
December 10, 2019
Impact Alpha: Village Capital and UBS' Inclusive Capital Summit
On December 6 and 7, Village Capital and UBS held their second Inclusive Capital Summit, in Miami at Art Basel. Impact Alpha covered the convening, where investors and entrepreneurs talked about how to drive more early-stage capital to women, Latinx and Black founders.
December 5, 2019
New report "Impact InsurTech" receives industry news coverage
Village Capital and QBE partnered this week on a new report, Impact InsurTech: How InsurTech is Transforming the Insurance Industry. The report explores how technology is democratizing the insurance industry, and reducing barriers to access for historically underserved customers.
Insurance Business Magazine wrote about the report's findings:
December 5, 2019
Off the Sidelines Podcast: featuring Victoria Fram
The first guest of the series was Victoria Fram, Managing Director of VilCap Investments and co-founder of Village Capital. Listen to the podcast below:
November 22, 2019
Edtech Podcast: Investing in Workforce Development
Village Capital's Future of Work Lead, Marissa Lowman, was featured on The EdTech Podcast's new "Voctech Podcast", which features conversations about vocational technology.
Lowman spoke about Village Capital's Future of Work practice, which is supporting entrepreneurs working to harness technology to improve job quality, empower workers through education and job training, improve employee earning potential and create new pathways to the middle class.