Kinara Capital Employee Spotlight – Venkatesh Badugu

March 31, 2023
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A company’s growth story is inextricably linked with the personal and professional journeys of each of its employees. Kinara is a socially responsible fintech company engaged in driving growth and financial inclusion for small business entrepreneurs in India. The company does this by providing easy-to-access, collateral-free business loans to MSMEs to facilitate their expansion and improve their operations. The company has also been named a Systemically Important NBFC by the RBI, and is dedicated to creating a positive social impact for both customers and employees.

For many of Kinara’s employees, the journey to complete digitization has been an enriching process that has helped them hone their capabilities and become savvier than they could otherwise have been. In addition to this, the transformative impact it has had on MSME customers is an enduring source of pride and joy for the team that makes members of Team Kinara cherish their role at the company. 

The story of Venkatesh Badugu is a reflection of Kinara’s own growth story. As the company has grown and honed its abilities to serve the customer better, so has Venkatesh, and he has come to love the fact that Kinara has been able to create such a positive impact in the lives of MSME entrepreneurs.

Venkatesh’s Journey at Kinara

Venkatesh Badugu joined Kinara in 2016 as a fresher. Initially, he worked as an executive, learning the ropes of the job, and honing his skills. In the 6 years since, he has risen through the ranks to hold the position of Senior Branch Manager at the Serilingampally Hub in Hyderabad. 

Now he handles the Sales and Collections teams, and uses his managerial skills to motivate them and address any issues they might be facing. He also interfaces with senior management and represents his team, collecting and passing on necessary information to ensure that operations continue smoothly.

Best Experience of Working at Kinara Capital

In his time at Kinara, Venkatesh witnessed the company implement new technology and methodology, and switch to a fully digital process, actively participating in the transformation. This, among various other experiences he has had at the company, has shaped him into the successful professional he is today, and he counts this as the best part of his experience at Kinara.

He appreciates the environment at Kinara, which is conducive to employee growth and enrichment, and the fact that every individual is treated as an equal and their ideas and suggestions are welcomed.

He shares, “With the launch of the myKinara app, our efficiency has grown even more. Now we can disburse a loan to a customer within a day! It makes me very happy to be able to support our customers and help them grow. Interacting with customers is my favourite part of the job, and it gives me immense satisfaction to see the positive impact Kinara has been able to create. I’m proud to be part of this company.”

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Interests and Hobbies

Venkatesh is an excellent cook who likes to experiment with different flavours and ingredients. His specialty is traditional cuisine, and he has a flair for rustling up deliciously spicy Telangana specials like Biryani, which his friends and family love.

He also loves to travel and spend quality time with his loved ones. He is drawn to places with spiritual significance, like temples and other places of worship. However, all exotic destinations aside, the place he liked to return to the most is his own hometown.

If Venkatesh’s enriching journey at Kinara inspires you to explore opportunities at the company yourself, the timing is perfect! Kinara is in the process of hiring 700+ employees across 100+ cities in the headquarters and 125 other branches. To make the most of this amazing opportunity, visit the Kinara Capital careers page and find yourself a role that will give you the growth and job satisfaction you want.

Kinara Capital an RBI-registered NBFC has disbursed 75000+ loans worth INR 3000+ crores to date. Kinara with its services across 3000+ pin-codes provides collateral-free business loans to small business owners. If you’re a small business owner looking to get a business loan, you can check your eligibility in the myKinara app in the Google PlayStore in your preferred vernacular from the 7 language options available. A business loan is now also available just a missed call away. Give us a missed call on 080-68264454 and go from decision to disbursement within 24 hours.

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