Scaling impact businesses to meaningful levels is challenging. A commercial approach to investing in such businesses will enable scale on a sustainable basis

Ipshita Agarwal

Ipshita joined Elevar in 2017. She believes that: “True impact can be created when we understand the needs and aspirations of underserved communities and build businesses tailored to those needs. Scaling impact businesses to meaningful levels is challenging and a commercial approach to investing in such businesses will enable scale on a sustainable basis.”

Prior to Elevar, Ipshita worked as an Investment Banking analyst with Deutsche Bank first in India and then in Australia, where she worked with cross-cultural teams on M&A and debt transactions. She has also worked with Enactus, an international student-led social entrepreneurship organization, where she gained firsthand experience working with underprivileged communities at the ground level and building sustainable and scalable business models for them.

Ipshita graduated in 2015 with a Bachelors of Commerce degree from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. She loves reading historical and war fiction, and writing poetry and prose occasionally.