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Gautam Ivatury

Gautam Ivatury


Gautam Ivatury is the co-founder and CEO of LendLedger (a blockchain-based network powering lending markets), and has worked to expand financial access using technology for nearly two decades. He has started or led pioneering ventures such as India’s first microfinance institution to IPO (SKS Microfinance), Kenya’s first mobile-based credit provider (Jipange Kusave), India’s first digital micro-lender (Happy Loans - a winner of the 2019 Inclusive Fintech Award), and the firm that incubated M-Kopa, Africa’s largest pay-go solar financier.

Gautam also setup and ran the $26m CGAP Technology Program funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and CGAP, chaired the global telecom association (GSMA) fund for mobile money, advised US-based VC and private equity funds, consulted to Fortune 500 players including Microsoft and Visa, and developed projects in 9 countries. Gautam is a Board Director at Vaya Finserv (a leading Indian MFI), a Senior Advisor to Encourage Capital and its India Solar Fund, and an investor in multiple fintech startups.

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