The role of technology in bridging financing gaps for MSMEs
This video highlights the critical role played by micro, small and medium enterprises in economic growth under the Financial Inclusion Lab accelerator program in supporting the LMI workforce. The Lab is a part of CIIE.CO’s Bharat Inclusion Initiative and receives support from some of the largest philanthropic organizations across the world. These include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, J.P. Morgan, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, MetLife Foundation, and the Omidyar Network.
Bridge2Capital: Breaking the patterns of the erstwhile normal
This blog highlights the journey of Xtracap, a fintech start-up that provides extended credit to low- and middle-income merchants in India towards their daily working capital needs through its flagship technology platform—Bridge2Capital.
Micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) borrowers and commercial lenders in India struggle with a steadily widening credit gap. This blog highlights the journey of a FinTech startup, Credochain, which assesses micro and nano enterprises for faster and better credit decision-making by capturing and analyzing their underlying business transactions and cash flows, among other parameters. In this blog, you will discover how Credochain has been building cluster-specific credit underwriting models for unserved or underserved businesses.
Fundfina: A journey to tap a hidden multi-million MSME market in India
Fundfina is a digital lending platform providing access to formal credit to micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in India. This blog explores Fundfina’s journey and the positive impact it hopes to create on the MSE sector of the country.
Reimagining the way we examine women-run businesses
This slide deck condenses our gender-focused analysis of data collected under the Corner Shop Diaries project. It unpacks significant differences between men-run and women-run enterprises and the roles of social norms. The deck further discusses what is needed to reimagine the way we examine women-run businesses.
This podcast series is hosted by MSC in partnership with CIIE.CO at IIM-Ahmedabad for dedicated founders, start-ups, investors, and other stakeholders in the startup ecosystem. Through this bouquet of curated conversations around developments in the financial inclusion space, we offer insights and lessons based on our research and expertise.