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Latest News
Accion CEO Michael Schlein appointed as Board Chairman of New York City Economic Development Corporation

Accion’s CEO, Michael Schlein, has been appointed to serve as the board chairman of New York City Economic Development Corporation’s (NYCEDC). While continuing in his role at Accion, he will oversee NYCEDC’s 27-member board of business, community, nonprofit and academic leaders that helps to guide the organization’s agenda. As the city’s primary economic development vehicle, NYCEDC leverages the city’s assets to create jobs, drive growth, and improve quality of life across the five boroughs, using diverse tools like urban planning, asset management, capital construction, and strategic investment.

Read further details about this appointment in the Mayor’s Press Release or in a recent New York Times article.

Thursday, April 03, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Azimo Announces $10 Million USD Series A fundraising led by Greycroft Partners, with Accion’s Frontier Investments Group, eVentures, and others participating

Azimo, the low-cost digital money transfer startup, has closed a $10 million series A funding round led by Greycroft Partners. Accion’s Frontier Investments Group, eVentures, TA Ventures, RI Digital Ventures and KRW Schindler Investments also participated in the round. The company will use the funds to accelerate European expansion and target other key markets in North America and Asia.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:25:00 PM

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