Conscious Community Building

I call it conscious community building when it is developed by keeping the community in mind while designing, developing, building and fostering it. Source: The Poverty Paradox: Why Most Poverty Programs Fail And How To Fix Them  As an entrepreneur, community builder, investor, etc, we constantly debate about is it good for the community? Is … Continue reading Conscious Community Building

being an ecosystem builder

Lately, I have been spending a lot of time understanding the technological impact on the human race (heard of humane tech?), policy impact on society (how social finance is creating better policy interventions?), ecosystem development impact on creating a market, and impact of communities/tribes to bring social and behavioural change. Hence, I thought of putting … Continue reading being an ecosystem builder

Kicking off “humane network” community

Humane Network is a close-knit community of well-intentioned and conscious individuals who are either in impact/VC investments or venture building or planning to build a career in this space. This is an exclusive and invite-only community. If you know, someone who fits these criteria - please do refer to them to fill this form or … Continue reading Kicking off “humane network” community

Financial services for next billion? [Part 5] The price of money

Similar to my last 4 posts in my series on "financial services for next billion?", in this one I have covered chapter 5 of the book – Portfolios of the poor in Q&A format, covering pieces around how poor people create and manage the large sums of money. Why micro-finance rates are so high? "those institutions serving … Continue reading Financial services for next billion? [Part 5] The price of money

Financial services for next billion? [Part 4] – Managing large sums of money

I took a long time to write down the part 4 of my series - "financial services for next billion" as I was busy shifting from a co-living space to a studio apartment, so that I can better focus my energy towards my work as a hustler and not get distracted as well as overwhelmed … Continue reading Financial services for next billion? [Part 4] – Managing large sums of money

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

Fin-tech disruption – how to trust the borrower?

Lending - how to trust the borrower? A lender trusts the borrower by having some due-diligence and checks/balances. This is what the banks and financial institutions have been doing since their inception. So, the critical piece boils down to how to do the due-diligence because that will determine the fraud and credit model for any … Continue reading Fin-tech disruption – how to trust the borrower?