Tagged: kiva

Lendio Provides More Than $25,000 in Loans to Over 1,200 Small Business Owners Through Lendio Gives on Kiva

On Wednesday, p2p lending platform Lendio announced it has provided loans to more than 1,000 small business owners around the globe through its Lendio Gives program on Kiva. The online lender stated it gave over $25,000 in loans to over 1,200 small business owners in 75 countries…. Read More

PayPal Partners with Kiva on Loans for Entrepreneurs

PayPal has partnered with Kiva to help provide loans to entrepreneurs. This is the second time PayPal and Kiva have empowered PayPal users to provide loans while receiving a Kiva credit. Last year the campaign say more than 10,000 PayPal customers and employees make loans… Read More

CrowdFlower Names Kiva Engineer First Round Winner of $1 Million AI For Everyone Challenge

AI platform for data science and machine learning CrowdFlower announced on Thursday the first round winners of the “AI For Everyone” Challenge. The winning proposal, which receives $1 million, are computer vision projects that will label millions of images to build the largest collection of… Read More

Kiva Reaches $1 Billion Milestone in Crowdfunding Loans

On Monday, crowdfunding platform for social good, Kiva, announced it surpassed $1 billion in loans supporting borrowers around the world. The funding portal revealed more than 2.4 million entrepreneurs, farmers, and students globally have been able to launch and expand viable businesses or pursue an… Read More

Kiva Announces International Women’s Day Campaign “Be Bold For Change, Invest in Her”

Kiva, the crowdfunding platform dedicated to connecting people through lending, announced the launch of its International Women’s Day campaign, Invest in Her. While sharing details about the new campaign, the funding portal revealed it is looking to raise $3 million in loans to women by… Read More

Access Ventures Helps Launch New Program Kiva Columbus

Last Thursday, Louisville-based venture capital firm, Access Ventures, announced the launch of Kiva Columbus, a new program that is dedicated to Columbus, Ohio’s small businesses. The company reported Louisville itself has received its second Kiva Fellow since its launch in November 2014. The city is… Read More

Kiva Debuts New Direct to Social Enterprise Program

Earlier this week, microfinance platform Kiva announced the launch of its new direct to social enterprise program, which is described as a pilot program that aims to raise capital for social enterprises in a new and more efficient way. Kiva revealed in a blog post:… Read More

Crowdfunding & Corporate Philanthropy: Fundraising’s Next Dynamic Duo?

As you probably know, crowdfunding websites are one of the most popular fundraising options for nonprofits and individuals alike. It makes total sense: crowdfunding enables a group of people–small, large, or in between–to collectively raise money for a specific cause or charity. Plus, crowdfunding is incredibly… Read More

Kiva Teams Up with Progress, Rangle.io & Google to Create Better Applications

On Wednesday, software global company, Progress, announced that is working with Rangle.io and Google to provide mico-lending platform, Kiva, better applications between its lenders and borrowers. Currently, Kiva’s community is reportedly made up of 1.4 million lenders that have crowdfund more than $2.5 million in loans… Read More

Second Annual Women in Tech Festival Kicks Off At the End of March

This week, the organizers of Silicon Valley Forum’s Women in Tech Festival announced the event will be taking place on March 30th at Microsoft’s campus in Mountain View, California. This is a full-day celebration of the achievements and accomplishments of women in tech. The Women in Tech Festival… Read More

Zidisha Founder Julia Kurnia: Loans Incentivizing Achievement Rather than Dependency

At age 22, recent George Washington University grad Julia Kurnia co-founded the world’s first microfinance organization built entirely from crowdfunding capital sourced over the internet, using funds raised from Kiva.org in Senegal, West Africa. She spent the next four years managing U.S. government grants to small businesses in… Read More

Brief: Kiva Says Don’t Sweat the Volatility

On Tuesday, Kiva Zip’s Jonny Price announced the lending platform’s numbers from November 2011 (its launch) to December 2015 (present).   Kiva Zip is a program from Kiva where people may make loans directly to entrepreneurs for as little as $5. It has three goals: Help… Read More

Six Things You Need to Know About Crowdfunding in Developing Countries

If you are an entrepreneur in emerging markets, you have probably heard a lot about crowdfunding, but wondered how it could be useful for your early-stage business. In developed markets, crowdfunding is swelling the ranks of early-stage entrepreneurs and bolstering the pipeline of enterprises that… Read More

Kiva Rolls Out Lending Across US, Announces Kiva NYC

Microfinance platform Kiva announced the launch of Kiva NYC this week to provide access to capital to small business owners in New York City.  Every dollar lent to a small business owner in NYC will be matched up to $1.1 million provided by the MetLife Foundation, Deutsche… Read More

Intuit Forms Partnership With Kiva Zip to Help Underserved Small Businesses to Obtain Loans

Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) announced on Thursday that it has formed a partnership with Kiva’s loan lender, Kiva Zip, to help underserved small businesses to obtain loans through the QuickBooks Financing Platform. Intuit stated as part of the initiative, the Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation (IFFF) has established… Read More

Gabriela Andrade & Diego Herrera of the IDB Explain the Importance of Alternative Finance to the Americas

The Centre for Alternative Finance at University of Cambridge Judge Business School and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation team at Chicago Booth School of Business have joined forces to initiate the  2015 Americas Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey.  This landmark survey is the first comprehensive and empirical assessment of crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending (marketplace lending)… Read More

Tata Communications & Mastercard Team Up With Kiva to Launch a New Campaign that Seeks to Empower 100 Million Women

During the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting closing plenary this month, Tata Communications and MasterCard announced a CGI Commitment to Action to financially empower 25,000 women in the developing world, part of a larger vision to ultimately reach 100 million women. The global telecommunications leader… Read More

GoDaddy & Kiva Team Up to Launch Global Philanthropic Partnership

GoDaddy, Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), a technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced a partnership with Kiva, a micro-lending platform, that will connect GoDaddy employees with Kiva borrowers in countries around the world. Kiva is a non-profit organization working globally to connect people through lending to alleviate… Read More

Kiva City Philadelphia Celebrates Lending Success

New Lending Program has Provided More than $200,000 to Philly Small Businesses Announced at the end of 2014, Kiva City Philadelphia is celebrating a successful first 6 months of lending.  The Philadelphia program is part of a broader strategy created by Kiva to provide micro loans… Read More

President Barack Obama Names Kiva’s Julie Hanna Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship

On Monday, President Barack Obama named Julie Hanna, Kiva Executive Chair of the Board and Silicon Valley entrepreneur, a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE). The goal of PAGE is to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs both at home and abroad. Continuing her work… Read More