Responsible businesses will be the key drivers of equal prosperity in the world, supported by minimal government intervention.
Akanksha joined Elevar in 2020 and is a member of the India investing team. She believes that “Impact and profitability are not mutually exclusive aspects of a business. Responsible businesses will be the key drivers of equal prosperity in the world, supported by minimal government intervention.”
Akanksha joined Elevar with 5 years of experience in consulting and impact investing. In her previous role as a portfolio manager with CIIE.CO, an entrepreneurship centre at IIM Ahmedabad, Akanksha managed a portfolio of early stage financial services startups who are creating solutions for the underserved; to those companies, she provided active support on fundraising, financial modeling and strategic partnerships. She transitioned to the impact space by joining the University of Chicago’s International Innovation Corps Program, wherein she helped Social Alpha, a social entrepreneurship initiative of the Tata Trusts, set up their portfolio support processes as a consultant. Akanksha began her career as a consultant with Accenture Strategy where she worked on operational process improvement projects across finance, customer service and production.
Akanksha has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Lady Shri Ram College for Women and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. She enjoys playing basketball, exploring restaurants and her daily meditation routine.