Marketplaces for social good

Photo by Deviyahya on Unsplash (Pasar Gudang Lelang, Lampung, Indonesia) I have been fascinated by the new-age marketplace models, especially seeing the potential of scale with the impact that they can create if done rightly, and consciously the effect can be positive; otherwise, it might negatively disrupt the ecosystem. That’s why a marketplace is an ecosystem business.  We … Continue reading Marketplaces for social good

Financial services for next billion? [Part 6] Concluding thoughts – What’s next?

Similar to my last 5 posts in my series on “financial services for next billion?”, in this one I have covered chapter 6 and 7 of the book – Portfolios of the poor in Q&A format, covering pieces around next phase of micro-finance and concluding thoughts of the book as opportunities for financial services ventures trying to … Continue reading Financial services for next billion? [Part 6] Concluding thoughts – What’s next?

Financial services for next billion? [Part 3] – Insurance

This is the third in series of articles on “Financial services for next billion?” that I will be basing on the book - Portfolios of the poor. Similar to my last post, in this one I have covered chapter 3 of this book in Q&A format, covering pieces around risk coverage and insurance products for poor. Who … Continue reading Financial services for next billion? [Part 3] – Insurance

Financial services for next billion? [Part 2] – Triple Whammy

This is the second in a series of articles on “Financial services for next billion?” that will be based on the book - Portfolios of the poor. Similar to my last post, in this one I have covered chapter 2 of this book in Q&A format, covering pieces around triple whammy, informal financial instruments, designing financial products … Continue reading Financial services for next billion? [Part 2] – Triple Whammy

Financial services for next billion? [Part 1]

I am personally spending a lot of time understanding financial services landscape in emerging economies like India and how can they play an important role to help poor people come out of poverty by creating solutions designed and catered to them, by leveraging data/technology and understanding their behaviour. On the recommendation of multiple people, I … Continue reading Financial services for next billion? [Part 1]

VC in a Backpacker hostel with a bike?

I was planning to write a blog about my life - how am I living a life being a minimalist, vegan, and impact investor? I am a vegan, and a minimalist, who works in #impactinvesting and #earlystageventureinvesting. I am always curious to learn and explore to be better as a human being, so that I can grow … Continue reading VC in a Backpacker hostel with a bike?

Podcasts: VC and Tech – Investments

A thorough list of podcasts that fit well to understand VC and tech-investments. *Podcasts on VC* A few “staple” podcasts on tech and the markets - MarketSnacks Daily - http://www.marketsnacks.com/podcast-marketsnacks-daily/ Recode Decode- https://www.recode.net/podcasts Decrypted - https://www.bloomberg.com/podcasts/decrypted a16z - https://a16z.com/podcasts/ Pro Rata Podcast - https://www.axios.com/tag/pro-rata-podcast/ TechCrunch Equity - https://techcrunch.com/tag/equity-podcast/ Function - http://functionpodcast.com/r/podcast/ There are also some great podcasts that focus on VC and … Continue reading Podcasts: VC and Tech – Investments