Celo Foundation Collaboration with IDEO

Published on: 01.10.2022
Celo Foundation Collaboration with IDEO

The Celo Foundation announced its collaboration with IDEO, a major global design and innovation firm. 

This collaboration of IDEO with the Celo Foundation is part of its Last Mile Money program, a five-year initiative led by IDEO and a global network of partners committed to helping transition unbanked people into the digital economy.

Partnership Highlights

The Celo Foundation and IDEO Last Mile Money offer strong, pro-bono design assistance from IDEO specialists to innovators working on Celo’s carbon-negative, mobile-first platform over a six-month pilot period, aligned with the Celo community’s objective to create circumstances of prosperity for all.

This collaboration includes product reviews for Celo ecosystem partners to increase digital confidence, as well as support for product design challenges that improve overall user experiences for new internet users in emerging markets—all with the goal of making Web3 tools more inclusive, accessible, and intuitive for mainstream adoption.

Management Quote

The biggest challenges for crypto adoption around the world are ease of use and accessibility, especially for last-mile users,” says Nikhil Raghuveera, the Celo Foundation’s Head of Strategy & Innovation. “Our partnership with IDEO will tackle this problem head-on by helping Celo ecosystem partners build and design more inclusive Web3 solutions.”

“We’re excited to partner with the Celo Foundation to scale the principles of digital confidence design to more mission-aligned organizations, advance our efforts to accelerate startups launching products to new internet users, and support potential products in the Celo ecosystem that could benefit from deeper, shared design work,” says Becca Carroll, senior director and co-lead of IDEO Last Mile Money.

This strategic partnership marks an ongoing effort by the Celo Foundation to provide resources and in-depth support for an expanding Web3 founders program, which includes the Celo Camp incubator and a founders residency. It will create additional benefits for startups committed to financial inclusion who are building on Celo, and lead to a higher likelihood of product success and uptake among end users around the world.

About the Celo Foundation

The Celo Foundation was founded in 2017 to support the growth and development of the decentralized, open source, mobile-first Celo platform. To help build a carbon-negative financial system that creates the conditions of prosperity for all. The Foundation, guided by the Celo community tenets and contributes to education, technical research, environmental health, community engagement, and ecosystem outreach—activities that support and encourage an inclusive financial system.

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About IDEO Last Mile Money

IDEO Last Mile Money is a five-year initiative focused on accelerating the transition of unbanked people to the digital economy, run by IDEO, a global design and innovation firm.

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