Kiva Cofounder Raises $9.2 Million For A ‘Branchless Bank’ For The Developing World

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Kiva Cofounder Raises $9.2 Million For A 'Branchless Bank' For The Developing World

For his new concept of a “branchless bank,” Flannery’s going the startup route with some of Silicon Valley’s best known investors. His concept for a mobile-first digital bank for developing markets, called Branch, has raised $9.2 million in Series A funding

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World Cover

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World Cover

Investing with WorldCover gives you diversified exposure to insurance investments tied to natural risks, like weather.

Choose among sets of customers around the world looking for insurance for different risks:
– Maize farmers in Ghana
– Coffee farmers in Peru
– Rice farmers in the Dominican Republic
Earn a portion of premiums paid by the customer
Your funds are used for payouts if a drought occurs

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Contract and transaction structures and embedded options (Social Impact Bonds)

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Contract and transaction structures and embedded options (Social Impact Bonds)

In some countries like the US and the UK the issuance of Social Impact Bonds gains momentum and identifies many new fields for their operations. Investors are often foundations that are willing to cover first losses of financed social ventures. But time seems to be ripe to formulate adequate valuation methods to make risk and return inside a Social Impact Bonds transparent and to calculate the fair values of such bonds.

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