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Monica Brand Engel

Co-founding Partner at Quona Capital Management


Monica Brand Engel is a serial entrepreneur, having launched a number of investment vehicles and products aimed at broadening financial inclusion. She is the founding managing director of Accion’s Frontier Investments and co-founding partner of Quona Capital – investment manager for the first dedicated global, fintech funds for inclusion. Monica spent her formative years in Silicon Valley, where she worked as a loan officer and helped launch a $50 million multi-bank lending intermediary to finance small businesses and community facilities.  Monica also worked at Calvert Ventures and Anthuri Ventures – early stage equity vehicles based in Bethesda and Cape Town, respectively. While living in S Africa, Monica founded Anthuri Catalysts to help prepare early stage companies for investment. Monica then joined Accion to set up a product innovation group and worked in Mexico with Compartamos Bank, the largest microfinance institution in Latin America.