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]

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?

fin-tech or tech enabled banks?

"We will always need banking but we will not always need banks"~ Bill Gates Why do I care to write about this? After spending some amount of time in impact investing and seeing the landscape, looking at companies, and operating in a social venture in ed-tech space as a founding member, I realized the most … Continue reading fin-tech or tech enabled banks?

The solution of Mindfulness is in Tech?

Today, 1 in 5 people have a diagnosable mental illness, and 1 in 20 people have difficulty leading their everyday lives due to mental illness. “Good health is very important for our personal well-being, and it affects directly or indirectly our productivity, relationships, and our overall health. “ That’s why I am personally very passionate … Continue reading The solution of Mindfulness is in Tech?

Co-learning is the future

For quite some time, I am bullish about models which can bring online to offline experience in learning and vice-versa, as learning is a social phenomenon, we love to learn from peers, mentors, and facilitators. My hunch is that co-learning as a phenomenon will evolve as a trend like co-working. What co-working has taught me? … Continue reading Co-learning is the future

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

Language Learning Investment and Impact Landscape

Language Learning: Language learning has huge potential in emerging markets like India, China, South-east Asia, Africa, etc, where aspiration and need to learn English is very high as it is directly liked to the employment opportunities, pay scale and quality of life. Language fluency encompasses four key skills-- reading, writing, speaking and listening-- and technology … Continue reading Language Learning Investment and Impact Landscape

Product/Market Fit Score?

I learned some really interesting pieces about product companies - how to optimize your product-market fit? can it be improved? is it constant? can you even measure it? Yes, you can measure and you can optimize it and it's a never-ending process. Some key takeaways: 0. Companies that struggled to find growth almost always had … Continue reading Product/Market Fit Score?

Artificial Intelligence and Future of work?

So what’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) to start with, AI is a constellation of technologies—from machine learning to natural language processing—that allows machines to sense, comprehend, act and learn. AI is not a new concept, in simple terms AI is something a computer can’t do at present but will be able to do in the future … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence and Future of work?