Washington D.C., October 29th, 2021 - Talino Venture Labs joins the SME Finance Forum as the newest member of our global membership network. Our members are SME financing experts from 80+ countries who share the common goal of expanding access to finance to small businesses worldwide through knowledge exchange and innovation.
“When we started in 2012, we were in an exploratory phase for the first few years. Since 2016, we’ve been implementing our mission to build a global membership to support better SME financing, and since then, we’ve established a network with over 230 active member institutions, which operate in over 190 countries sharing the common purpose of helping under-served enterprises. We are delighted to welcome Talino to further grow our mission. Talino’s “stack” of core technologies to support SME and other base-of-the-pyramid financing across Asia and the United states should fit in excellently with our network of financiers and fintech companies working in all the countries in which they operate, and more. I’m very excited about how much we can learn from Talino’s innovators” said Matthew Gamser, CEO of the SME Finance Forum. Born in the intersection of Silicon Valley and Southeast Asia, Talino Venture Labs is on a mission to bridge financial inclusion for over 1.7 billion people around the world. It uses the successful venture studio model to build repeatable, scalable, and profitable fintechs that empower underserved, underrepresented groups around the world with financial access and mobility.
"We identified several US and international programs and organizations that we believe will enable us to accelerate and achieve our goals for solving the global financial inclusion gap. As such, SMEFF and its affiliates and members are a crucial partner for this mission”, said Winston Darmarillo, the CEO of Talino.
About SME Finance Forum
The SME Finance Forum was established by the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) in 2012 as a knowledge center for data, research, and best practice in promoting SME finance. As an implementing partner for the GPFI, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) was tasked with managing the initiative. The Forum operates a global membership network of +230 members that brings together financial institutions, technology companies, and development finance institutions to share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote the growth of SMEs.
To see all SME Finance Forum members, please visit: https://www.smefinanceforum.org/members/member-list
Born in the intersection of Silicon Valley and Southeast Asia, Talino Venture Labs is on a mission to bridge financial inclusion for over 1.7 billion people around the world. It uses the successful venture studio model to build repeatable, scalable, and profitable fintechs that empower underserved, underrepresented groups around the world with financial access and mobility. Their proprietary tech stack, Talino Financial Inclusion Technology (TalinoFITTM), is already being used by financial institutions across their existing startups, impacting 10 million users across Asia and the United States. Talino FITTM gives them the capability to build, deploy, and scale new technologies and businesses with greater agility and efficiency. For more information, please visit: https://www.talinolabs.com/