Blogs

Digital Nepal 2020

By
Khem
1 Dec
2019

One of the most telling indicators of well-functioning digital ecosystems is the presence of “virtuous circles”—feedback-loops that consist of established businesses re-investing locally and, in turn, inspiring emerging entrepreneurs to create new businesses. Some of these start-ups succeed and continue the tradition of re-investing in their local ecosystems. Earlier this year, F1Soft, the company that I founded and help run, launched the “Digitial2020”—or “D2020”—initiative, as our way of giving back, and helping inspire future generations of entrepreneurs innovate solutions to Nepal’s most pressing challenges.

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Nepal financial inclusion: Banking on top of the world

By
Khem
1 Dec
2019

"We deal with a lot of crazy customers,” says Dwaipayan Regmi. “A crazy bunch of people who just don’t know anything.” Without missing a beat, the Nepali banker reels off a list. There was the farmer who clomped into Regmi’s office in Hangpang in the northeast of Nepal, dumped a big bag of cash on his desk and left. “He wasn’t even a customer,” says the veteran employee of Rastriya Banijya Bank (RBB), a state-run Nepali lender founded in 1966 with a remit to bring financial services to the underprivileged.

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