008 – RevolutionCredit and Proving the Future is Not the Past
On this episode, Vikas sits down with Zaydoon Munir, Founder and CEO of RevolutionCredit. RevolutionCredit helps consumers who might otherwise be denied access to loan products prove their creditworthiness to lending institutions by using tutorial videos and simple financial quizzes. Zaydoon shares how RevolutionCredit’s unique model allows financial institutions to look beyond past performance to gauge someone’s likelihood to pay a loan in the future.
007 – Kopo Kopo and Building on the Rails of Mobile Money in Kenya
On this episode, Vikas sits down with Ken Kinyua, CEO of Kopo Kopo. Kopo Kopo was the world’s first platform for helping small businesses accept mobile payments, and has since expanded its offering to include an unsecured merchant cash advance product called Grow. Ken tells Vikas all about the FinTech environment in Kenya, the evolution of Kopo Kopo and how the startup world has changed his life.
006 - DemystData and Data for Financial Inclusion
On VentureKast’s sixth episode, Vikas sits with Mark Hookey, Founder and CEO of DemystData. DemystData helps financial services providers demystify the reams of data and leverage the powerful attributes living across dozens of data sources, internal and external, structured and unstructured, to enable them to better assess the risk of a potential customer.