Mr. Impact Investment
I’m a full-time consultant in an MDB (e.g. WB, ADB) investing in impact tech startups in developing regions (same role/pay as FTE but less benefits). Previously, I had a BD/investment role at an East African FinTech startup, lending to small businesses. Startup is backed by top VCs and is an industry leader. Colleagues have gone onto HBS/Wharton.
Undergrad School: UC Berkeley
Undergrad Major: Economics
Age: 27, Ethnicity: Asian or Indian
Extracurriculars: LGBT: I am a volunteer and a leader in a community-driven LGBT charity organization in a developing country where LGBT individuals are actively marginalized, Field Society: I planned and led weekend group trips to exotic locations (think Safari trips, trips to obscure villages in jungles).
Title: Investment Specialist
Industry: Venture Capital
Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos
Title: Investment Associate
Length of Employment: 1 yr
Big Life Wins:
My portfolio at the Fintech startup was composed of millions of dollars in loans to small businesses in East Africa. Before that role, I raised millions from VCs to co-found a startup. I was there full-time for 4 years before pursuing a career in development and impact tech. The startup is a top 100 fastest growing e-commerce startup in the US.
Post MBA Goal:
I will be at the MDB for another 1.5 years until matriculation. Post-MBA, I’d like to leverage my experience and education to get a leadership-track position with my current employer (where an advanced degree is practically necessary) or a household-name private impact investment firm. Eventually, I’d like to set up my own impact investment firm.