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.
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
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
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