Varun Malhotra brings 8+ years of venture investing experience across technology, financial services and impact, and is currently a Principal at Quona Capital.

Varun focuses on Quona’s investment activities and portfolio in Asia, having invested across digital payments, alternate lending and wealth-tech. Within Quona’s portfolio, Varun works closely with CreditMantri, Fisdom, KoinWorks and SMEcorner.

Prior to Quona, Varun was an investor with Lok Capital, an impact investment fund in Chennai, focusing on investments in financial services, healthcare, and agri-business. He also spent time in Mumbai with the India Venture Partner for Oak Investment Partners, a US-based technology-focused venture capital fund, and with the D.E. Shaw Group in Hyderabad.

Investments

Online credit advisory and loan origination platform

Why we invested

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.

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Personal finance and wealth advisory platform

Why we invested

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.

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P2P lending marketplace for MSMEs

Why we invested

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.

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MSME lender and lending-as-a-service platform

Why we invested

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.

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