Monica Brand EngelPartner & CoFounder at Quona Capital
Monica Brand Engel is an entrepreneur and investor, having launched various funds and products aimed at broadening financial inclusion. She is the co-founding partner of Quona Capital – venture firm focused on fintech for inclusion in emerging markets. Monica spent her formative years in Silicon Valley, where she helped launch a $50 million multi-bank lending intermediary to finance small businesses. 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 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. She was the founding managing director of Accion’s Frontier Investments Group, the predecessor to Quona Capital.