An Elevar entrepreneur is one who builds a scalable, transformational business that enables a customer to gain access to the formal ecosystem

Nethra Bhat

Nethra joined Elevar in 2015 and leads Elevar’s portfolio management efforts in India. She believes that: “An Elevar entrepreneur is one who is able to build a scalable and transformational business around a customer to enable him/her to gain access into the formal ecosystem. It is a great experience to see the entrepreneurs through this journey.”

Nethra has over a decade of financial services experience. Prior to joining Elevar, she worked with IFMR Capital - arranging debt for financial services companies - specifically, those in small business lending and affordable housing finance. Her experience extends to direct origination, debt syndication, securitization and product structuring. Prior to IFMR Capital, she worked at CRISIL Global Research and Analytics where her primary role was incubation of new client relationships through the development of appropriate customized products. She started her career with Amba Research, where she led a team that provided market intelligence and research support to European and US based asset management companies for emerging and frontier markets.

Nethra graduated from Bangalore University with a Bachelor in Commerce degree and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. She is artistically inclined, loves reading historic fiction and enjoys travelling to new places.