The rise of Fintech has forever changed the way companies do business. There have never been as many decisions for business people from crowdsourcing to mobile payments as there are now. It's never been less expensive to set up your business as well as to extend it. Fintech has been a boon for the consumer of banking and financial services. It has improved customer satisfaction and worked on consumers' pain points, providing a digital platform for entrepreneurs and investors to digitize financially.
The International Fintech Summit is the ideal meeting place facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogue with power-packed networking opportunities among C-Level executives, leading industry experts, decision-makers, and policymakers from across the value chain to foster collaboration, discuss current challenges, business opportunities, develop market strategies, share knowledge and identify solutions aimed at shaping the future of Fintech.
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An alumnus of IIT Bombay and ISB Hyderabad, Abhishek is an accomplished entrepreneur (Business World 40 under 40 – Year 2021) with multiple startups (Thought Partners, Join My Moment, FlexiLoans.com). He is currently the founder of FlexiLoans.com - a machine led lending platform using advanced applications of algorithms. He is one of the top speakers and content contributor in Indian Lending ecosystem for SME lending, technology and data science applications and has spoken at events like TiE Mumbai, IAMAI, Digital Money 2017, DLAI (Digital Lenders Association of India), Data Giri Meetups, Barclays ISME sessions, Payments Summit by Economic Times, India Fintech Awards and many more.
Abhishek loves to create applications using AI and data science in a wide and fragmented market like India where machine readable data is difficult to get but extremely reflective of risk behaviours. From advanced applications of image processing and deep learning to anomaly detection, FlexiLoans.com uses data creatively to assess risk as well as to give a superior user experience.
Prior to FlexiLoans.com, Abhishek was associated with Fractal Analytics in London as a Vice President. In 2016, he permanently moved back to India to be a part of the emerging FinTech landscape and founded FlexiLoans.com.
In last 3 years, FlexiLoans has emerged as a Top 3 SME Digital Lender with more than 1200cr of disbursements across 40,000 loans achieved through 100% digital originations and zero branches. Large SME ecosystems like Amazon, Flipkart, PineLabs, Mswipe, PayPal are integrated with FlexiLoans to provide fast credit to their vendor base.
Devendra is the Founder & CEO of Dexter Capital Advisors, a boutique investment bank focused on providing the best in class services to growth stage companies as well as new age entrepreneurs in the early stage funding process.
He holds over 14 years of experience in Equity Research, Investment Banking, Private Equity & Corporate Finance, therefore bringing in a unique perspective to his clients as he has worked on both sides i.e. a private equity firm as an investment professional and with a mid-sized corporate in corporate finance.
Graduated from IIT Bombay, Devendra has cleared all three levels of CFA. He has successfully invested over INR 300 crores across different sectors and has taken transactions worth INR1800 crores to the closure stage.
Previously, Devendra led the process to raise private equity funding of INR100 crores, as the CFO of a leading education co, from a choice of marquee investor groups
Before co-founding Quona, Ganesh led Accion Frontier Investments’ work in India. Prior to his time with Accion, Ganesh was a General Partner of Lok Capital, a venture growth fund that invests in financial inclusion and social enterprises. Ganesh previously served as the Asia Director for Unitus Inc., a global organization investing in sustainable solutions in financial inclusion. During these stints, Ganesh invested and advised leading financial institutions and banks including SKS/Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd, Ujjivan, Equitas, IFMR/NorthenArc, Vistaar, TechProcess and Bandhan.
He previously led the entry of Greylock Partners, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund, into the Indian market and also co-founded Travelguru.com, acquired by Travelocity. Early in his career, Ganesh worked for Infosys, where he was responsible for customer acquisition and growth engagements for US-based Fortune 1000 clients.
Ganesh is a frequent speaker at global industry events including Singapore Fintech Festival, Asia Investment Conference, SuperReturn, Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), India-China Fintech Summit, and LendIt. Ganesh’s exits include IndiaMart (IPO), Coins.ph (Go-Jek), Shubham (Premji Invest), IFMR, TechProcess (Ingenico), Vistaar, Rural Shores, and Securent (Cisco). Ganesh’s current and past investment and entrepreneurial advisory roles include Village Capital, Accion Venture Lab, GSF Accelerator and IIM-Ahmedabad, and he has been featured in Bloomberg, CNBC, The Economic Times, The Mint, and others.
Priya Sharma is the CFO, COO & Co-Founder of ZestMoney - India’s largest and fastest growing Buy Now, Pay Later platform. Using advanced mobile technology, artificial intelligence, machine learning and digital banking, ZestMoney has built a platform to serve the over 300 million households in the country that currently have no access to formal credit due to insufficient credit history.
Priya started her career as a management and technology consultant with Deloitte and Sapient Corporation, before pursuing her MBA from London Business School. Upon completion of her MBA, she worked with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she advised companies on mergers, acquisitions and strategic decisions. She relocated to India in 2011 as Head of Product and Corporate Development for Wonga, which was then one of the largest fintech companies in the world. In her role, she was responsible for strategic analysis of international markets.
Priya’s vast experience in this industry allows her to plan out and seamlessly execute ZestMoney’s Finance and operations strategy including credit-risk strategy, as well as how to leverage AI and other technology solutions to drive the company’s growth. She helps ZestMoney get closer to empowering millions of consumers to achieve their goals and aspirations and not just their needs.
As CEO of Innoviti, Rajeev leads one of India’s most exciting financial technology companies in India that is using technology to extract more value from transactions than anyone else. At 10B$ annual GTV, Innoviti has a 9% share of payments in India in offline retail, with 74% share of the top-3 market leaders in the Fashion, Food, Electronics and Healthcare segments. Innoviti is a rare SaaS company in the payments space that is EBITDA positive, driving an ARR CAGR of 74%. The company originates transactions from over 1000+ cities, its superior technology driving a volume/POS of 2X that of industry average.
Innoviti is using technology to turn payment transactions into customer acquisition opportunities by bringing together merchants, banks, and brands to create superior joint marketing offers than possible otherwise. They get access to 3X loyal consumers at 1/3rd cost, growing sales with unmatched efficiencies.
Catamaran Ventures, India, Bessemer Ventures, USA and FMO, Netherlands are investors in the company. The company has 26 patents filed. Innoviti is the winner of Mastercard’s Innovation Wizards Award 2019, Reliance’s Most Promising Growth Consumer Finance Award, 2019 and Deloitte’s Fastest Growing Company, 2021.
An engineer by profession, Rajeev believes in a strongly design centric technology approach that can solve problems conclusively. Prior to founding Innoviti, Rajeev was Vice President and Head of Broadband Communications Business at Sasken, Bangalore. He has done his B.Tech and Ph.D. from IIT, Bombay and is credited with the fasted Ph.D. in the history of IIT, Bombay.
Viral V. Acharya is the C.V. Starr Professor of Economics in the Department of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business (NYU-Stern) and an Academic Advisor to the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Philadelphia. He was a Deputy Governor at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) during 23rd January 2017 to 23rd July 2019 in charge of Monetary Policy, Financial Markets, Financial Stability, and Research. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in Corporate Finance, a Research Affiliate at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI).
His primary research interest is in theoretical and empirical analysis of systemic risk of the financial sector, its regulation and its genesis in government-induced distortions, an inquiry that cuts across several other strands of research – credit risk and liquidity risk, their interactions and agency-theoretic foundations, as well as their general equilibrium consequences.
Yashish Dahiya is the co-founder & Group CEO of PolicyBazaar.com. In over 12 years, Yashish has grown PolicyBazaar to become a key influencer in consumer decisions around insurance. He believes death, disease, and disability products are the future of the insurance industry, as India strives towards social security. He is an avid sportsperson and has worked in the past as MD of Ebookers Plc and consultant with Bain & Co in their London office.
Ruchir Swarup is the Chief Technology Officer at Addepar. He joined from BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, after serving for 19 years as Managing Director responsible for strategy, design and development of Post Trade capabilities of the firm's flagship Aladdin platform. He was also a member of BlackRock's Global Operating Committee.
At Addepar, Ruchir oversees the company’s Data, Platform, and Product engineering teams. He is responsible for accelerating research and development across the platform, and spearheads the development of future products.
He spent the first 15 years of his career in Japan, serving in several technology leadership roles at IBM, Dell, Merrill Lynch, and BlackRock across the Asia-Pacific region.
Ruchir leads with his beliefs in building innovative financial technologies that support the fiduciary duty of advisors and democratizing access to sophisticated wealth management tools to further the industry as a whole.
He earned his Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from the Pune Institute of Computer Technology.
Samy works on ecosystem development for Binance Smart Chain, supporting developers and project teams build and grow in the BSC ecosystem. Samy is passionate about education and specifically developer education, as well as contributing towards realizing the full potential of Web3, by leveraging blockchain tech and crypto to significantly improve and redefine the legacy systems which our economies and societies operate on.
Vaibhav Garg has been a tech entrepreneur, with experiences across Fintech & SME
tech, over most of the last decade. Currently, Vaibhav leads Business Strategy at Bank
Open – one of the world’s fastest growing SME-focused business banking platforms with
over 1 million+ SMEs, processing over USD 24 billion in annualized transaction
processing volume & adding 50,000 new SMEs every month.
Before joining Open, Vaibhav founded Boro, which was focused on empowering small
merchants to sell on credit. Boro built a pioneering WhatsApp based onboarding flow,
removing customer friction in availing credit at the point-of-sale.
Previously, Vaibhav was part of the founding team at Zopper, where they built India's first
hyperlocal marketplace & smart ERP system for small retailers. Zopper has raised US$
~20 million from investors like Tiger Global, Nirvana Ventures and Blume Ventures. A
part of Zopper’s business, focused on tech for small retailers, was acquired by PhonePe
Prior to leading Boro & Zopper, Vaibhav co-founded IndieHaat – a B2B commerce
platform – to streamline the broken process of sourcing handicrafts from India. Through
a technology-based workflow, they enabled small buyers outside India to source from
Indian artisans digitally.
Vaibhav has had a consulting stint prior to his entrepreneurial forays & is an engineering
graduate in Metallurgy & Materials Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT),