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Microfinance

10–100 Companies
Companies

Growing

44
Funding and Acquisitions

2017 Q3

4 + 0
Curators of Microfinance
Tech in Asia

With fresh investment, crowdfunding site DanaDidik wants to improve access to student loans

Education Crowdfunding
TechMoran

Seedstars Dakar's winner, MaTontine & CGAP Launch their Digital ROSCA Pilot in Senegal

Payments Technology
Acquisition
VentureBeat

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods will bring AI technology to grocery stores

Technology Retail
$13,700,000,000
@BenedictEvans via Bloomberg , WSJD , GeekWire , +1

Albertsons Takes Cue From Amazon With Meal-Kit Delivery Deal

Food & Beverage Strategy
Undisclosed funding
PE Hub

Russian lender SimpleFinance grabs funding

Finextra , EastWestDigitalNews

Russian lending startup SimpleFinance wins investment from SBI fintech fund

Funding
Tech.eu

EIF invests €20 million into new fund from Irish VC ACT Venture Capital

Funding Global
TechMoran

Pula Partners CGAP to Bring Satellite-Based Agricultural Insurance to 18 Million Nigerian Smallholders

Energy
$2,900,000 Angel
VentureCanvas , Crowdfund Insider

Tinder for Loans! Crypto Loan Service Suretly Raises $2.9 Million in ICO |

VentureBeat

FTC approves Amazon's $13.7 billion Whole Foods acquisition

Legal Strategy
GeekWire

Amazon clears key regulatory hurdle in bid to buy Whole Foods for $13.7B

Retail Legal
Bloomberg

Amazon's Whole Foods Deal Wins Swift U.S. Antitrust Approval

Retail
WSJD

Amazon Sells $16 Billion of Bonds to Finance Whole Foods Deal

Stock markets Funding
Bloomberg

Amazon Said to Sell Bonds for Whole Foods Purchase

$1,000,000 Debt financing
DealStreetAsia

Myanmar Finance secures $1m local currency debt from Symbiotics SA

$118,000,000 Venture capital (Series C)
AVCJ

PAG, Primavera lead $118m round for China's Dashu Finance

Asia Funding
$30,000,000 Debt financing
EastWestDigitalNews

Russian fintech enters debt market

Stock markets Apps & Services
TechCentral

Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market for $14bn

VentureBeat

Amazon to acquire Whole Foods market for $13.7 billion

CleanTechnica

NEVS (Saab Successor) Unveils InMotion Autonomous People Pod

Self driving cars