Quona Capital was formed with a simple idea – technology has the power to
radically improve the quality, access, and affordability of financial services
for underserved consumers and businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa,
Latin America, and Asia.
Quona Capital has a singular focus on the potential of technology to catalyze
financial inclusion in emerging markets.
We are empowering entrepreneurs building a more financially inclusive world by connecting them with the ideas, innovation, and capital they need to help solve challenges for the underserved in every corner of the world, from Mumbai, India to Monterrey, Mexico, and beyond.
With a massive transformation in connectivity and mobility, innovation is spreading around the globe more rapidly than ever before. These forces are fueling entrepreneurial creativity to address the needs of the billions of financially underserved people and businesses around the world lacking access to fundamental financial services such as credit and convenient, secure ways to store and use their money every day. We invest to benefit the financially excluded, connecting financial services with technology and cutting-edge innovation with everyday pain points.
Quona works shoulder to shoulder with entrepreneurs, investors, and strategic partners, with a holistic approach to venture capital investing, aligning value with values, profit with purpose, and combining financial return with social impact. We are global citizens, with a deep understanding of the culture, language, and needs of our target markets, and of the innovations happening in developed and emerging markets alike. Backed by top-tier investors, we engage to connect entrepreneurs with the dynamic world of fintech players around the world, fostering the exchange of innovation and building relationships across markets.
Through its investments, Quona aims for outstanding returns while making a lasting and positive impact on the world. It’s investing that gives back in the form of more financially secure families and more prosperous businesses. We are fostering change where it is needed most, working toward a world of opportunity, purpose, and prosperity.
We are a diverse team with broad entrepreneurial and investment experience in fintech in emerging markets, which helps us relate to, understand, and connect with entrepreneurs.
We have a deep understanding of the global fintech sector, dissecting trends from east to west, north to south, and developed to emerging markets.
We have developed extensive networks relevant to our portfolio companies, connecting them with funders, talent, and strategies to help them scale.
Quona’s strategic relationship with Accion is key to the differentiated value we bring as investors. Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. For more than fifty years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than ninety partners in forty countries.
Quona draws upon Accion’s global presence, technical expertise, and institutional relationships to add value to its investment portfolio. This includes collaboration with Accion’s seed-stage investment initiative, Accion Venture Lab, a seed-stage investor in fintech for the underserved. Quona manages two fintech Frontier Investment portfolios: One is in partnership with Accion, with participation by a set of global institutional investors and is the first pooled vehicle for investing globally in fintech for the underserved. The other is the Accion Frontier Investments fintech portfolio on Accion’s balance sheet.
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