Conscious Community Building

A strategy designed by keeping the community in mind during the design process, it is called “conscious community-building. “ It is about developing, building, and fostering that “sense of community” around a brand. Source: The Poverty Paradox: Why Most Poverty Programs Fail And How To Fix Them  As an entrepreneur, community builder, investor, and venture … 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 behavioral 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 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?

VC/Impact Investment outlook, and approach to mental health, wellness, and mindfulness

Why should I bother to write about this?  Today, 1 in 5 people have a diagnosable mental illness, and 1 in 20 people have difficulty leading their everyday life due to mental illness. What are the themes emerging in this space?  Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CCBT) Leveraging mobile interfaces to create self-care behavioral change programmes … Continue reading VC/Impact Investment outlook, and approach to mental health, wellness, and mindfulness