How is InVenture different?
InVenture is pioneering a standardized credit scoring system for unbanked individuals to qualify for financing -- something more than 2.7 billion individuals lack. Currently, there is no other organization in the market providing financial literacy, accounting and credit scoring through a text-messaging platform. The data captured by InSight will help us understand how bottom-of-the-pyramid (BoP) individuals, households, businesses manage money. Analyzing this data, InVenture provides the education, financial metrics and partnerships to revolutionize the low-income financial service industry. InSight is compatible with all types of mobile phones.
InVenture believes that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have the potential to create lasting economic development in under-served communities, and that the best way to unleash this potential is through micro-INVESTING, not micro-loans. While micro-credit has helped to alleviate the struggle of subsistence living for many people in developing communities — this form of financing has not been successful in expanding businesses beyond sole proprietorships.
How You Can Help
With your InVestment of as little as $25 in one of our entrepreneurs, you can be part of our movement! InVenture wants to change the landscape of micro-credit by serving the “missing middle” in developing economies in giving micro-entrepreneurs the chance to expand, employ others, and lift their communities out of poverty. Together, we’ll grow good businesses and good communities — and create markets where other individuals, their families, and their businesses can flourish and succeed.
When you join or sign in we will use your focus fields and focus regions to recommend InVenture entrepreneurs to you.
It's free to join, and 100% of any investments go directly to the entrepreneur! (InVenture doesn't collect a processing fee)
InVenture team members actively mentor each business owner to ensure the money is used well.
You are able get 100% of the money you invest back after an investment term, honest! A typical investment term is 24 months, and you'll be able to track progress and repayment through InVenture.org
Don't have extra cash to invest? You can help by inviting your friends to join instead, which is a great way to support entrepreneurs.