First Circle raises $1.3M for its SME lending service in the Philippines

 First Circle, a fintech startup enabling SME lending in the Philippines, has raised $1.3 million. The capital was provided by Accion Venture Lab, which is attached to finance-focused non-profit Accion, and Deep Blue Ventures. First Circle previously raised $1.2 million last year, and it counts 500 Startups, IMJ, and Key Capital among its backers. SME lending is a given in most Western… Read More