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Kinara Capital creates impact by providing resources to Small Businesses

Kinara empowers Manjunath Hydroflexibles

Business: Manjunatha Hydroflexibles Owners: Sakthivel (son) and Annamalai (father) Sector: Manufacturing Sub-Sector: Auto Components Loans Taken: 2 long-term loans; 38 bills discounted   My name is Annamalai and I live in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. I never completed high school, but I have always been very good with my hands. I started working in the auto part manufacturing industry more than 25 years ago. In my first job, I worked on small machines creating bicycle parts. I wanted to own my own business so my son…

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Addressing the needs of the missing middle

Addressing the needs of the missing middle – As entrepreneurs we know the pains of getting funding. – Your Story It is the struggle that binds us. From the local artisan, to the aspiring app developer, everyone could use a little extra cash to help jumpstart his or her business. The problem, as we know, is finding a lender with fair prices that will accommodate the size and type of the company in need. So what are our options? We all know about microfinance, and despite ongoing debates…

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Kinara Capital Wins Financial Inclusion Award At Sankalp’14

Kinara Capital provides loans in the range of $2K-$20K (Rs.100K-Rs.1M) to micro and small enterprises in India filling the gap between microfinance and commercial capital. We work with network partners (buyers, trade organizations, franchisors, etc.) across supply chains to source and fund working capital needs of small manufacturing businesses, artisan clusters and agri-retailers. Continue reading…

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Hardika Shah elected as Ashoka Fellow 2014

Hardika Shah

Hardika Shah elected as Ashoka Fellow 2014 –

By financing the supply chain and mitigating risks in new ways, Hardika is creating new architecture to lend to the millions of small and medium enterprises without collaterals or credit history.

She is providing enterprises with the critical support that has a huge multiplier effect of moving them up the value chain and to attain full economic citizenship. The debt gap for micro and small enterprises in India is about $198 billion, growing at 11% per year. Falling in between large businesses and individuals, these enterprises are neither serviced by traditional banks nor by microfinance institutions due to the perceived risk and lack of collaterals. Continue reading…

Gracy Tavamani

Gracy has 13 years of enriched experience in the areas of core HR Operations: from Recruitment, Compensation and Benefits, Training and Development, Performance Appraisal, Employee Engagement and Retention to framing and implementing new HR Policies. In her previous role, she has handled around 1000 plus employees and brings a diversified industry background knowledge having worked in HR roles at Manufacturing, Engineering, Construction and Education companies.  Gracy earned her Masters of Arts (English) and MBA (Finance) from Mysore University.

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Aiswarya Ravi

Aiswarya is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Certified Information Systems Audit (CISA) professional having rich experience in Corporate Finance, Compliance and Internal Audit. At ITC, Aiswarya was conducting internal audits for all businessess of ITC and at the GMR Group she was responsible for strategic planning, corporate finance and board reporting.  Aiswarya holds a Chartered Accountant degree from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and is Certified Information Systems Audit (CISA) professional by ISACA.

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Hardika Shah

Hardika brings nearly 20 years of management consulting experience across multiple industries (Government, Financial Services, Insurance, High Tech) and across borders (US, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, UK, Sweden and India).  Hardika has led teams of 200+, managed budgets of $50+M, and assisted and delivered sales of $100+M over the course of her career at Accenture.  Hardika also has a decade of involvement in the social entrepreneurship field through her work with Santa Clara University, Stanford University, Accenture Development Partnerships, the Acumen Fund and she…

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Thirunavukkarasu (Thiru) R.

Thiru has been actively involved in the Indian microfinance sector since 2000. Thiru began his career with Dhan Foundation, where he initiated and managed the microfinance program in a rural block in Tamil Nadu state. He was also instrumental in promoting the microfinance programme of Dhan in the remote tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan through livelihood and agricultural intervention. Later, Thiru served as a consultant to Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Center for Microfinance, and Intellecap primarily in the development of business plans and…

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Rahil Rangwala

Rahil is a non-executive, Nominee Director for the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.  Rahil is the Director of the Family Economic Stability team in India and oversees the foundation’s investments in the financial inclusion and livelihoods sectors. He spent over seven years at Bridgewater Associates, a global macro hedge fund, before making the transition to the development sector. Rahil has a bachelor’s in computer science from the University of Texas in Austin and a master’s in public administration with a focus on international development from…

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Subhasri Sriram

Subhasri is a non-executive Nominee Director for Shriram City Union Finance Ltd. She has been with the Shriram group for over 20 years and brings deep experience in retail and corporate finance, treasury & fund management and corporate administration. Subhasri Is a Masters in Commerce and Fellow of Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India and is also a qualified Company Secretary.

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