Financial inclusion for the bottom of the pyramid | Rahul Gupta @ Avanti Finance

Founder Thesis

Mar 27 2023 • 47 mins

It is of no doubt that technology is a crucial driver of financial inclusion. Avanti Finance is building an ecosystem around tech to empower India’s unbanked sector. Backed by stalwarts Ratan Tata and Nandan Nilekani, this startup sees the promise of making India poverty-free. Rahul shares his learnings from his long experience inside GE and the fundamental principles of scaling up a lending business focussed on the unbanked and the underbanked.

Insights shared:-

  • Why microfinance institutions are unable to fix the credit gap
  • Why the partnership model works better than building distribution
  • The GTM strategy
  • Benefits of co-lending

Additional links:-

1. Ratan Tata and Nandan Nilekani’s Avanti Finance wants to help 150 mn households get rid of poverty.

2. “Financial inclusion is a necessary pathway to enable the sustainable growth of any country”

3. Know How This Bengaluru-Based Fintech Startup Aims To Build Sustainable Livelihoods