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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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?