Before co-founding Quona, Ganesh led Accion Frontier Investments’ work in India. Prior to his time with Accion, Ganesh was a General Partner of Lok Capital, a venture growth fund that invests in financial inclusion and social enterprises. Ganesh previously served as the Asia Director for Unitus Inc., a global organization investing in sustainable solutions in financial inclusion. During these stints, Ganesh invested and advised leading financial institutions and banks including SKS/Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd, Ujjivan, Equitas, IFMR/NorthenArc, Vistaar, TechProcess and Bandhan.
He previously led the entry of Greylock Partners, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund, into the Indian market and also co-founded Travelguru.com, acquired by Travelocity. Early in his career, Ganesh worked for Infosys, where he was responsible for customer acquisition and growth engagements for US-based Fortune 1000 clients.
Ganesh is a frequent speaker at global industry events including Asia Investment Conference, SuperReturn, Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), India-China Fintech Summit, and LendIt. Ganesh’s exits include Coins.ph (Go-Jek), Shubham (Premji Invest), IFMR, TechProcess (Ingenico), Vistaar, Rural Shores, and Securent (Cisco). Ganesh’s current and past investment and entrepreneurial advisory roles include Village Capital, Accion Venture Lab, GSF Accelerator andIIM-Ahmedabad, and he has been featured in Bloomberg, CNBC, The Economic Times, The Mint, and others.
Coins.ph is Southeast Asia's leading mobile, branchless, blockchain-based platform that provides unbanked and underbanked customers with direct access to basic financial services, including remittances, bill payments, and mobile airtime. Coins.ph was acquired by Go-Jek in 2019.Website
CreditMantri's full-service financial and credit advisory services platform enables underserved Indian consumers to access their credit scores, learn how they can improve their credit, and obtain useful products matched to their credit profiles.Website
Fisdom democratizes access for people underserved by traditional financial systems by providing basic financial planning and management through its mobile-first engagement, recommendation and fulfillment engine, enabling it to service first-time entrants to savings and capital-market products.Website
IndiaMart has single-handedly established a unique digital marketplace for SMEs to digitally discover, transact and make payments in a secure and trusted manner, bridging the physical divide between buyers and sellers.Website
JULO is a digital consumer lender in Indonesia that leverages its propriety credit scoring method to offer affordable, short-term uncollateralized loans to new-to-credit and low-income consumers.Website
KoinWorks is the leading e-commerce merchant lender in Indonesia, which has a credit gap of USD 80 billion. KoinWorks helps MSMEs secure financial services through lenders on its online marketplace platform.Website
Neogrowth pioneered merchant cash advances for SMEs in India—a segment which has minimal asset ownership and struggles to get credit for business expansion at fair rates from banks—through a unique payments based underwriting model and cash flow-based assessments.Website
SMECorner provides affordable long term secured and unsecured credit products to MSMEs in India, a segment that has been underserved by the traditional financial system.Website
Sunday offers end-to-end insurance products and services powered by its machine-learning risk prediction engines, aiming to serve all of its customers as the “one-stop insurance shop” for whatever insurance they need, be it healthcare, mobile gadgets, motor vehicle or travel insurance.Website
ZestMoney is India's leading digital consumer lending brand for customers with no or limited credit history, offering affordable, cardless equated monthly installment (EMI) loans through a network of online and offline channel partners.Website
Ula aims to become a zero friction, low-commission marketplace to address B2B value chain pain points. The company facilitates price discovery, catalog management, transactions, logistics, payments and credit for small retailers.Website
Starting with its bookkeeping and receivables management platform, BukuWarung aims to address a multitude of challenges faced by Indonesia’s large and vastly underserved micro SMEs—particularly in regards to inconvenience, poor visibility, and lack of credit.Website
Arya Collateral is a digital, integrated agricultural value-chain services company focused on warehousing, management, financing, and market linkages.Website
Alami is a licensed P2P SME lender targeting rural, underserved MSMEs in Indonesia. The company aims to be a one-stop financial solution for all customers in Indonesia with sharia compliant products.Website
Rupifi's vision is to finance all B2B commerce transaction flows. It leverages B2B e-commerce partnerships, or “anchors”, and lenders to provide ‘buy-now-pay-later’ (‘BNPL’) credit line and commercial credit card solutions to underserved MSMEs in India. These merchants engage in high frequency, low ticket transactions that enable better monetization and lower risk.Website