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4 April 2014

Peer-to-peer lender SoFi raises $80m Series C round

Peer-to-peer lender SoFi has raised $80m in Series C funding, led by Canadian venture capital firm Discovery Capital Management, with PayPal founder Peter Thiel, Wicklow Capital and existing investors participating.

17 April 2013

Caspian Advisors launches $40m fund

india4_lrg Indian firm Caspian Advisors is launching a $40m fund to provide debt capital to institutional investors that serve low income communities.

18 March 2013

Amethis inks first deal with $10.5m investment in Kenya’s Chase Bank

Africa-focused investment firm Amethis Finance has invested $10.5m in Kenya’s Chase Bank.

30 November 2012

Saama Capital, Accion invest $4m in home finance provider Shubham Housing

Indian VC Saama Capital has taken part in a $4m financing round for mortgage and loan provider Shubham Housing Development Finance Company.

17 October 2012

India’s venture activity struggles to match 2011 levels $

Venture capital firms invested $200m over 52 deals in India during the third quarter, significantly lower compared to the same quarter in 2011 and flat when compared to the immediate previous quarter.

28 May 2012

Indian development bank SIDBI inks $1m funding for Timbor Home

news_kitchen_lrg The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has invested just over $1m in Indian furniture manufacturer Timbor Home.

9 May 2012

IFC plans $28m investment in Indian MFIs Equitas, Ujjivan

International Finance Corporation, the investment arm of the World Bank, is looking to invest a total of INR1.5bn ($28m) in Indian microfinance institutions Equitas Holdings and Ujjivan Financial Services.

18 April 2012

Mumbai-based Lok Capital eyes exit for Janalakshmi Financial Services

Lok Capital, a Mumbai-based social investment firm focused investments in the Indian micro finance space, is making plans to sell its minority stake in Janalakshmi Financial Services.

20 February 2012

CDC announces $40m investment in African banks and microfinance

The UK’s development finance institution CDC has announced $40m of investment into African banks and microfinance.

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