Accion is a global institution dedicated to building a financially inclusive world with economic opportunity for all. With the aim to build the next generation of top-tier microfinance institutions, Accion has helped create over 64 such institutions in 32 countries over the last 50 years that today reach millions of clients. They are the largest nonprofit microfinance network in the US. Their Center for Financial Inclusion is helping to build a stronger industry with high standards and broad engagement. For further information,visit www.accion.org.
SAIF Partners are a leading venture capital firm with over $4B under management. SAIF provides seed, early, and growth stage capital for emerging companies in India and China. SAIF began partnering with entrepreneurs in India in 2002 and has backed over 40 companies since then including MakeMyTrip, JustDial, PayTM, BookMyShow, and Urbanladder. SAIF’s financial services portfolio spans across established businesses such as NSE, Edelweiss and Karur Vysya Bank and Aye Finance. For further information, visit www.saifpartners.com
LGT Impact Ventures (LGT IV) is a private equity impact investor investing growth capital in purpose-driven companies. Headquartered in Zurich with local teams in Latin America, Africa, India, Southeast Asia, China, and the UK, LGT IV focuses on sectors in growth markets such as education, health, agriculture, energy, information and communication technologies. To date LGT IV has invested over USD 60 million into 17 companies. LGT IV is the impact-investing arm of LGT Bank with USD 146 billion AuM as of June 30th, 2016. For further information, www.lgtiv.com