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PRESS RELEASE: Kountable Secures $150 Million Funding from Leading Alternative Asset Manager

Kountable, which provides trade-finance to SMEs in growing economies around the world, announced today it will receive up to $150 million in funding from an asset manager focused on private credit. As a pioneer and leader in the platform investment space, this firm has been an early partner for many growing, innovative fintech platforms. Trade … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Kountable Secures $150 Million Funding from Leading Alternative Asset Manager

A year ago, a lifetime ago

It seemed funny to ask the bank teller to take my phone and shoot a photo of me signing a wire form, but my co-founder Craig Allen insisted that I capture the moment because it would be the first of many.  Today, I look back on a year filled with dozens of these moments and … Continue reading A year ago, a lifetime ago

Kountable : Our Journey So Far….

There’s an entrepreneurial revolution underway in the developing world. Technological progress, access to the Internet, smartphones and a desire for a better life mean that these countries are producing a staggering number of small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs). For many of these capable entrepreneurs, the major obstacle to their small business growth is not geopolitical, … Continue reading Kountable : Our Journey So Far….

Why Rwanda?

One question we get asked a lot is why did we choose to start our business in Rwanda? kountable assesses market opportunities based on a balance of government policies, business friendly environment, anti corruption regulation and technology access. But to answer the question about “Why Rwanda” specifically we need to look back at recent history. … Continue reading Why Rwanda?

Scaling Social Capital at SOCAP15

Anyone who’s built a business can tell you both how important and how difficult it can be to cultivate social capital. Our entrepreneurs spend their entire lives building and cultivating and preserving relationships that constitute their major form of ‘wealth’ and we see first hand the impact that building a strong network can have on … Continue reading Scaling Social Capital at SOCAP15

Disrupting the Loan

  I recently bought my lovely wife of 10 years a nice necklace. Although this in itself is a bit remarkable (she deserves one daily but I am no connoisseur of jewelry), what’s more remarkable is where I bought it and what I realized in the process. I had spent the previous week navigating the … Continue reading Disrupting the Loan

‘When they win, we win’: kountable brings social supply chain financing to Rwanda

Via Tradestreaming: Trade financing platform, Kountable is helping Rwandan entrepreneurs get the trade financing they need to build their businesses. The company isn’t an online lender. Rather, much like a supply chain financing firm, kountable, and not the entrepreneur, pays the vendor for the goods. The entrepreneur then acts as agent to ensure said goods are delivered … Continue reading ‘When they win, we win’: kountable brings social supply chain financing to Rwanda

The Upside to Being Always-On for Work

Via BBC: Traci Fiatte likes checking her emails on Sunday evening. It helps her feel ready for the week ahead. But about five years ago, Fiatte, the group president at staffing firm Randstad US, realised that her own workaholic tendencies sometimes had a chilling effect on employees…[Read More]

Success Stories

Kountable AMS/NICU Project

A short, visual description of the Africa Medical Supplier NICU Project.

Biopharmacia Project

A short, visual description of the successes of Venantie Mukarivuze, Founder and managing director of Biopharmacia Co Ltd a company providing specialized medical products and diagnostics equipment to leading medical facilities, particularly in Rwanda.

Launch Video

Entrepreneur Patrick Higiro shares his story about how kountable helped his company, RugeroMed, succeed.

Project Impact

View a quick overview of the breadth of deals kountable has been a part of impacting.

White Papers

Impact Investing: Healthcare

See how kountable is helping entrepreneurs improve healthcare in Africa.

Development Policy in Times of Globalization

Discover how kountable is answering key development questions – How external support can most adequately respond to what is needed, and how it can be given in a way that makes a maximum contribution to the capacity of recipient countries to solve problems themselves.

Women Empowerment

See how kountable empowers women by helping them grow their businesses.

Press

PRESS RELEASE: Kountable Secures $150 Million Funding from Leading Alternative Asset Manager

Kountable, which provides trade-finance to SMEs in growing economies around the world, announced today it will receive up to $150 million in funding from an asset manager focused on private credit. As a pioneer and leader in the platform investment space, this firm has been an early partner for many growing, innovative fintech platforms. Trade … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Kountable Secures $150 Million Funding from Leading Alternative Asset Manager

‘When they win, we win’: kountable brings social supply chain financing to Rwanda

Via Tradestreaming: Trade financing platform, Kountable is helping Rwandan entrepreneurs get the trade financing they need to build their businesses. The company isn’t an online lender. Rather, much like a supply chain financing firm, kountable, and not the entrepreneur, pays the vendor for the goods. The entrepreneur then acts as agent to ensure said goods are delivered … Continue reading ‘When they win, we win’: kountable brings social supply chain financing to Rwanda

The Upside to Being Always-On for Work

Via BBC: Traci Fiatte likes checking her emails on Sunday evening. It helps her feel ready for the week ahead. But about five years ago, Fiatte, the group president at staffing firm Randstad US, realised that her own workaholic tendencies sometimes had a chilling effect on employees…[Read More]

Q&A: Kountable

Via Bloomberg: Small-scale trade financing investments can provide opportunities for impact investors to solve problems such as health care innovation and widespread access to solar power, according to Chris Hale, founder and chief executive officer at trade finance technology company Kountable. Hale, also chief operating officer at $1 billion multi-family office manager Perigon Wealth Management, … Continue reading Q&A: Kountable

[PODCAST] Chris Hale on Into Tomorrow

Kountable CEO, Chris Hale, stops by Into Tomorrow to talk to Dave Graveline about Safe Investment Handling through Technology.  Listen here.