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
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
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
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]
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?
"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?
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