Common conundrums to fintech start-up funding

03 Feb 2022
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Common conundrums to fintech start-up funding

Common conundrums to fintech start-up funding

03 Feb 2022
About the speaker
  • Amee Parbhoo
    Amee Parbhoo
    Managing Director at Accion Venture Lab
    Amee Parbhoo is Managing Director of Accion Venture Lab, the leading impact investment fund manager for seed-stage inclusive fintech startups. Venture Lab invests capital in and provides support to innovative fintech startups that increase access to, improve the quality of, or reduce the cost of financial services for the underserved at scale. In her current role, Amee drives Venture Lab’s strategy and growth and oversees its investment work and portfolio engagement services. In her tenure with Accion, Amee has managed Venture Lab’s investment activities globally as well as led Venture Lab’s governance and investments in Africa. Prior to joining Accion, Amee was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, worked on new products and technology at SKS Microfinance in India, and advised a range of fintech and financial inclusion enterprises around the world. She has a B.A. from Davidson College and an MBA from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

Key takeaways

To attract investors, you must be clear about your company's long-term vision and impact statement.

The formal and technical aspects of a funding pitch are crucial. It is also important not to overlook the impact of highlighting the sources of a founder's inspiration.

Maintaining connections with potential investors and not giving up in the face of challenges are essential suggestions for fund-seeking start-ups.

Investor feedback throughout the pitching phase may result in the start-up's concepts being improved.