Accion

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Accion International is a non-profit organization that provides microfinance services to the underserved. It offers technical assistance, business training programs, client education services, financial literacy, etc.
TypePrivate
Founded1961
HQCambridge, MA, US
Websiteaccion.org
Employee Ratings4.1
Overall CultureD

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)518
Job Openings1
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
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Key People/Management at Accion

Michael Schlein

Michael Schlein

President and CEO
Livingston Parsons

Livingston Parsons

Chief Financial Officer
Abhishek Agrawal

Abhishek Agrawal

Chief Regional Officer, India
John Fischer

John Fischer

Chief Investment Officer
Kevin Saunders

Kevin Saunders

General Counsel
Esteban Altschul

Esteban Altschul

Chief Operating Officer
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Accion Office Locations

Accion has offices in Cambridge, Washington, Beijing, Bogotá and in 1 other location
Cambridge, MA, US (HQ)
10 Fawcett St #204
Washington, DC, US
1101 15th St NW
Beijing, CN
8 Xiaoyun Rd, San Yuan Qiao, Chaoyang Qu
Bogotá, CO
Carrera 7 #146-65, 7th Floor
Mumbai, IN
34-35, VN Purav Marg, Borla, Union Park, Chembur
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Accion Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

1961

Accion total Funding

$2 m

Accion latest funding size

$2 m

Time since last funding

5 years ago

Accion investors

Accion's latest funding round in October 2016 was reported to be $2 m. In total, Accion has raised $2 m
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Accion Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

82/100

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Accion Online and Social Media Presence

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Accion Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    D

    57/100

  • CEO Rating

    F

    48/100

  • Compensation

    D+

    61/100

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Accion News and Updates

Accion Joins White House Call to Action to Support Economic Opportunity in the Northern Triangle

Accion se une al llamado de acción de la Casa Blanca para apoyar las oportunidades económicas en el Triángulo Norte.read more

Quona Capital Closes its Accion Quona Inclusion Fund with US$203m in Commitments

Quona Capital closed its second fund with US$203m in commitments. The fund’s anchor investor, sponsor, and general partner is Accion and the capital will be used to target financial inclusion… The post Quona Capital Closes its Accion Quona Inclusion Fund with US$203m in Commitments appeared first on…

[Funding alert] Fintech startup Prayaan Capital raises $1.2M in Seed round from Accion Venture Lab

Chennai-based startup Prayaan Capital leverages a “tech and touch” model to meet the financial needs of underserved small businesses across India

Accion sells stake in Aye Finance to A91 Partners

Accion Venture Labs hass been associated with Aye Finance since its seed-stages.

Video, B-Roll, Audio, Photos & Rush Transcript: Governor Cuomo and His Daughters Mariah, Cara and Michaela Volunteer at Boys & Girls Club of Puerto Rico Banquete de Accion de Gracias

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Accion raises funds to invest in seed stage financial inclusion fintech startups

Non-profit group Accion International is boosting its investment initiative for seed stage fintech s...
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Accion Blogs

What goes into launching an inclusive fintech startup?

Company Builder enabled entrepreneurs to build social enterprises in Nigeria By Averi Thomas-Moore What’s preventing low-income individuals and small businesses from thriving in Nigeria? This was the question everyone sought to answer when we gathered 15 entrepreneurs together for our Company Builde…

Helping small businesses and farmers be more resilient in Haiti

Sogesol has helped strengthen MSME lending and agricultural microfinance in Haiti By Rachel Morpeth When a devastating earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, it left large swaths of the country in ruin, affecting more than 3 million people. In a matter of minutes, many lost their homes, businesses and even t…

How supply chain data can unlock credit for small businesses

Supply chain finance can enable just-in-time credit, benefitting merchants, financial service providers, and more By Prateek Shrivastava and Jason Loughnane In emerging markets, small merchants often struggle to keep their shelves stocked. Since many of these merchants aren’t being served well by th…

Deepak couldn’t wait 6 months for gas money

SmartCoin’s mobile app makes getting individual loans more efficient in India Deepak Kumar takes his job managing a guest house in Bengaluru seriously, keeping a close eye on the grounds and making sure every aspect is well-maintained. He rents a house nearby where he lives with his wife and their t…

Why aren’t people saving money in Mexico?

Customer research offers insights into the drop in financial product usage in Mexico By Pablo Antón-Diaz According to the Global Findex, the percentage of adults in Mexico who are saving money at a formal institution plunged from 15 percent to 10 percent in just the past three years — despite financ…

The biggest mistakes lenders make when going digital

Financial services providers must assess and build digital readiness before digital transformation By Kathleen Yaworsky “We should go digital” is often proposed by financial service providers with the assumption that it will make life easier for everyone involved. But digital transformation is a cha…
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Accion Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Accion founded?

    Accion was founded in 1961.

  • Who are Accion key executives?

    Accion's key executives are Michael Schlein, Livingston Parsons and Abhishek Agrawal.

  • How many employees does Accion have?

    Accion has 518 employees.

  • Who are Accion competitors?

    Competitors of Accion include Payments Canada, FinTech Sandbox and The Leasing Foundation.

  • Where is Accion headquarters?

    Accion headquarters is located at 10 Fawcett St #204, Cambridge.

  • Where are Accion offices?

    Accion has offices in Cambridge, Washington, Beijing, Bogotá and in 1 other location.

  • How many offices does Accion have?

    Accion has 5 offices.