DreamStart Labs is proud to be part of the Inclusive Fintech 50, honoring the 50 top technology startups driving financial inclusion for 3 billion underserved people around the world. Inclusive Fintech 50 winners are chosen by an independent panel of 35 experts from leading venture capital, technology, and financial services firms. The list recognizes the most promising technology startups providing innovative credit, insurance, savings, and other critical financial services to unbanked, marginalized, and vulnerable populations.
“Visa is excited to see a new generation of high-potential startups like DreamStart Labs bringing innovative financial technology to 3 billion underserved people around the world,” said Mark Pickens, Senior Director, Social Impact at Visa, Inc., a founding sponsor of the IF50. “The Inclusive FinTech 50 recognizes promising early-stage companies with scale potential seeking to make a difference in the world, and we are proud to be part of that process."
DreamStart Labs was selected from hundreds of eligible fintech startups based on four criteria: Market Traction, Scale Potential, Innovation, and Inclusiveness.
DreamStart Labs was a multiple winner in Fast Company's 2021 "World Changing Awards" competition. Our DreamSave app took home awards in four categories, including Developing World Technology, AI and Data, Social Justice, and Best Apps. Judges selected DreamSave from over 4,000 nominations based on its breakthrough innovations in user experience, behavioral science, gamification, credit scoring, and predictive analytics. The annual awards showcase groundbreaking solutions to the world's most pressing global challenges.
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Vodafone Innovation Award Winner
As a winner of the Vodafone Wireless Innovation Award, DreamSave joins an elite group of breakthrough technologies driving positive change in the world. Previous award winners have impacted more than 50 million lives, and have gone on to obtain more than $850 million in additional funding.
Vodafone Group is a global leader in mobile communications with more than 500 million customers worldwide. It is also the parent company of Vodacom, which serves 40 countries across Africa, and the founder of M-Pesa, the world's most successful mobile money service.
We are excited to have Vodafone as a partner and investor in DreamSave.