Mon, Sep 12 – 2016 -06:30 pm
Shivani Siroya is the founder and CEO of InVenture, a mobile technology and data science company that aims to close the credit gap in emerging markets by using mobile data to overcome traditional barriers to financial access. Through its financial platform, InVenture collects thousands of data points per customer to build a real-time credit score, determine loan terms, and disburse loans in less than a minute. InVenture has disbursed millions of dollars in credit throughout East Africa and is rapidly expanding throughout Africa and Asia. InVenture was recognized by FastCompany as the #1 most innovative company in Money in 2015 and the #8 most innovative company in finance in 2016.
Shivani has a wide array of professional experiences in global health, microfinance, and investment banking. Prior to InVenture she worked at the United Nations Population Fund, helping to develop costing models throughout Africa and Asia. She also has experience in investment banking both in mergers & acquisitions at Health Net, Citigroup and Equity Research at UBS. In 2016, Siroya was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Shivani is a 2015 Senior TED Fellow, 2013 Ashoka Fellow, 2011 Echoing Green Fellow, and 2011 Unreasonable Fellow. Shivani is also on the board of Stellar, a technology company that’s enabling a public infrastructure for money. Shivani holds a M.P.H from Columbia University and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.
Mon Sep 12, 2016 - 06:30 pm