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Quona Capital

Quona Capital

A venture capital firm in Washington DC that focuses on growth-stage financial technology companies in emerging markets

Quona Capital is a venture capital firm in Washington DC that focuses on growth-stage financial technology companies in emerging markets. Founded 2015 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States by Ganesh Rengaswamy, Jonathan Whittle, Miguel Herrera, and Monica Brand Engel, it invests in early stage ventures, series A, series B, debt financing, and series D rounds. Its portfolio companies include Sokowatch, Azimo, ZestMoney, SUNDAY INS CO., LTD, and Konfio. As of February 2020, Quona Capital has made 46 investments. Their most recent investment was on February 24, 2020, when Sokowatch raised $14M. Quona Capital has had two exits, the most notable of which include IndiaMART and Coins.ph. The company has raised three funds, their latest being Accion Quona Inclusion Fund. This fund was announced on October 17, 2018 and raised a total of $88M.

Timeline

2015
Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Azimo

Azimo is an online remittance service founded by Marta Krupinska.

NeoGrowth is an India-based digital lending platform focused on lending to small and medium business.

ZestMoney is an Indian fin-tech company that specialises in consumer lending.

Konfio is a Mexico City-based online financial services platform offering small and medium businesses find access to working capital credit and loans.

CreditMantri is a Chennai-based data-driven platform developer providing credit and financial reports to users based on their credit history and helping users understand the status of their credit health and credit profile.

Eseye Limited is a telecommunication company based in Guildford, Surrey.

Sokowatch is a Nairobi County-based company founded by Daniel Yu.

Klar is a startup that aims to democratize banking services in Mexico.

Kovi is a company providing rental cars for on-demand drivers in Latin America.

Monkey Exchange is a financial technology company founded in 2016.

Julo is a Jakarta-based p2p company.

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Monica Brand Engel

Partner

Ganesh Rengaswamy

Co-Founder and Partner

Johan Bosini

Partner

Jonathan Whittle

Partner

Rafa de la Guia

Principa

Varun Malhotra

Principal

Further reading

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Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

JULO

Finja

Fisdom

Klar

Kovi

Lulalend

Neon

Sokowatch

SUNDAY INS CO., LTD

ZestMoney

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Mary Ann Azevedo
February 4, 2021
TechCrunch
Monkey, a financial marketplace for receivables in Latin America, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. Quona Capital and Kinea Ventures co-led the round. The São Paulo-based startup was founded in 2016 by a trio that includes former Citi investment banker Gustavo Müller, Bruno Oliveira (who worked in strategic planning for Telefonica) and Felipe [...]
Pramugdha Mamgain
December 16, 2020
DealStreetAsia
LGT Lightstone Aspada and Omnivore also participated in the funding.

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