Enthusiast

[Investor Journey] Arjuna Costa (Flourish) challenges in achieving true financial inclusion, waves of fintech adoption and embedded finance

December 20, 2022 Season 4 Episode 2
Enthusiast
[Investor Journey] Arjuna Costa (Flourish) challenges in achieving true financial inclusion, waves of fintech adoption and embedded finance
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On this episode Pat sits down with Arjuna Costa, Managing Partner at leading fintech fund Flourish, which is part of the Omidyar network, we dive into the challenges of achieving true financial inclusion and access to capital for everyone, how the next waves of fintech products will evolve and making the most out of embedded finance

On this episode you will learn about: 

  •  Arjuna's journey into VC 
  • The evolution of financial inclusion in emerging markets and beyond
  • How embedded finance solutions will change the way we consume, interact and finance products in the economy 
  • Is informality a hurdle to achieve financial inclusion in emerging markets? 
  • Flourish's initiatives around digitising corner-stores and their early stage programme for the African ecosystem, Madica


You can find Arjuna on LinkedIn here, check out their recent report on the Digitisation of cornershops here and the techcrcunch article on Madica here

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Arjuna's way into venture
Intersection of the public and private sector to achieve financial inclusion
Different layers of financial inclusion
The role of cornerstores & its digitisation in emerging markets
How to implement embedded finance
A special programme for Africa
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