Lilibeth Gangas, Santa Monica & India
Lilibeth joined InVenture as a 2012 Summer Fellow in the Santa Monica and India program offices. She will be responsible for managing and refining the InVenture on-the-ground sales and business development strategy for India and US rollouts. She is working closely with our Business Development and Operations team to help InVenture develop a sales and customer service strategy and process. She will also be responsible for fostering and maintaining relationships with InVenture field partners and current users as well as represent InVenture at conferences and business development meetings in India and the US. When is she is not working for InVenture, Lilibeth loves to go running, dancing and globetrotting discovering new places. Lilibeth is originally from Bolivia and grew up in Southern California. She received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and will be finishing her MBA at the NYU Stern School of Business in 2013.
Asmita Moon, India
Asmita Moon joined InVenture as a 2012 Summer Fellow in Mumbai, India and is involved in selling our software product, InSight to NGOs of Mumbai. She is working closely with our Sales and Marketing team to help InVenture in getting connected with micro-entrepreneurs settled in the slums of Mumbai. When she is not working for InVenture, Asmita loves to get involved with projects focusing on slum development and financial literacy. Asmita believes in increasing every entrepreneur's potential in whatever business they are settled in. Asmita is from Nagpur, India and is currently obtaining her B. Tech degree in Metallurgical and Materials Science at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal.
Rahul Jain, India
Rahul Jain joined InVenture as a 2012 Summer Fellow in Bangalore, India and is involved in developing and maintaing relationships with InVenture field partners and current users and representing InVenture at conferences and business development meetings in Bangalore. Rahul works closely with our Product Director with ad-hoc consulting projects on reviewing potential inefficiencies in field rollouts and operations. When Rahul is not InVenturing, he loves traveling, watching television and playing badminton and cricket. Rahul is from Rajasthan, India and received his Bachelors of Commerce degree from Bangalore University. Rahul is currently pursuing his MBA at the Welingkar Institute of Management in Bangalore.
Ankit Khandelwal, India
Ankit joined InVenture as a 2011 Summer Fellow in Tamil Nadu, India and is involved with developing our SMS mobile platform and partner program in India. He is working closely with our Portfolio Management team in applying his amazing technical skills to helping InVenture streamline an easy and efficient communication system between the micro-entrepreneurs we work with and our home base in Santa Monica. When he's not hanging out and writing code for nifty products like a change dispenser machine and a fingerprint analysis recognition system, Ankit loves to indulge in yoga and in his creative side of photography and script writing. Ankit is from Orissa, India and is entering his 3rd year of university at the India Institute of Technology in Bombay, India to obtain a degree in Electrical Engineering.
Anurag Saha, India
Anurag joined the InVenture team as a 2011 Summer Fellow in Tamil Nadu, India and is involved in developing our partner program in India. His passion in micro-finance has come from an interest in entrepreneurship and information technology, and fusing them together to assist in strengthening developing communities. He is a whiz with computer coding language and is excited to use his skills to help build InVenture's SMS mobile platform. Anurag is from Orissa, India and is entering his junior year at the National Institute of Technology-Durgarpur in West Bengal, India to obtain a degree in Information Technology.
Jesús A. Salas, Chile
Jesús joined the InVenture team while studying abroad in Santiago, Chile where he has been involved in finding a partner organization and creating a pilot program in Chile. His passion for micro-finance has come from an interest in entrepreneurship and business development, both of which he has seen lacking in developing communities. He is excited to work with the InVenture team and hopes to have a fruitful future with them as a fellow. Jesús is from Fort Worth, Texas and is currently a junior at Stanford University working on obtaining a B.S. degree in Science, Technology & Society with a focus in Management Science & Engineering.
Sarina Siddhanti, Mexico
Sarina joined InVenture as a 2010 Fellow because she wanted to find a more sustainable way to help people. Last summer, InVenture was looking to enter the Latin American market, and needed on-the-ground support. Sarina was involved in finding InVenture's local microfinance institution (MFI) partner, APROS, and completed the initial due diligence process of finding entrepreneurs that fit InVenture's investment criteria. Sarina literally served as InVenture's eyes and ears on the ground. She is currently working in New York City at Bain & Company and holds a B.A. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Manvi Goel, Mexico Fellow
Manvi worked with the InVenture team as a 2010 Fellow and was instrumental in helping to launch InVenture's Mexico program. She helped to find a local MFI partner and analyze potential InVenture businesses. She worked closely with the Portfolio Management team to customize the InVenture investment contracts for Mexico and determine investment criteria. Manvi is currently in India finishing a Fulbright program and researching micro-equity contracts. She holds a B.A. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.