Hardika Shah

Hardika Shah

Kinara Capital

Hardika Shah is the Founder & CEO of fintech Kinara Capital, which is at the forefront of driving the financial inclusion of small business entrepreneurs in India. With its innovative use of AI/ML, Kinara has disrupted small business lending in India by providing fast, collateral-free business loans within 24-hours. The overall impact of Kinara’s decade of driving financial inclusion has led to 250,000+ jobs supported in local economies and to over Rs. Seven hundred crores in incremental income generation for the entrepreneurs. Headquartered in Bangalore, Kinara Capital has 110 branches serving 90+ cities in India. Under her vision, Kinara Capital is globally recognised for its innovations and has received IFC’s ‘Bank of the Year-Asia’ international award, is named among ‘Top 100 High-Growth Companies in Asia-Pacific’ by the Financial Times and listed as one of the leading ‘India's Growth Champions’ by The Economic Times.Before building Kinara Capital, Hardika spent nearly two decades as a management consultant executing complex projects for global companies across the USA, Europe, and Asia-Pac. She spent almost a decade as a pro-bono mentor with emerging social entrepreneurs at Santa Clara University, Stanford University, Accenture Development Partnerships, the Acumen Fund, and Columbia Business School.Hardika holds an MBA from a joint program between Columbia Business School and UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. She has a BA in Computer Science from Knox College in the USA.Celebrated for her innovative and pioneering work, Hardika is noted among ‘Top 20 Most Powerful Women’ by Forbes India, listed on the global list of ‘Top 40 Social Entrepreneurs’ by Causeartist, named by Yahoo! as one of ‘7 Solo-Woman Entrepreneurs Who Raised the Largest Funding Amount in India’ and recently named among ‘5 Women In Fintech Who’re Now Taking Over India’s Finance Domain.’

State : Karnataka

Gender : Female

Sector : BFSI - Fintech & Financial Services

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Khyati Shah, SVP, Corporate Marketing, Kinara Capital