Shruti Srivastava From Avaana Capital On Aligning Scalable Impact With Commercial Returns

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Shruti Srivastava manages investments Avaana and brings over 10 years of experience across early stage investing, private equity and development finance. Prior to joining Avaana, Shruti worked with Omnivore, an agritech-focused venture fund where she looked at investments across agricultural technologies, innovative foods and rural fintech. Before that, she worked with Acumen Fund, where she focused on startups enhancing access to utilities, healthcare and retail for low-income consumers. Earlier in her career, she worked with the International Finance Corporation, which is the private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group, looking at investments in manufacturing, agribusinesses and service sectors in South Asia.

Since 2018, Avaana Capital has been backing exceptional entrepreneurs who are building innovative products and solutions to enable real impact. With a core focus on climate and sustainability solutions, the firm’s philanthropy is seeded in development finance. Avaana has invested in Belora Paris, Eggoz Nutrition, Living Food Co., Climes, Fasal, Praan amongst others.

In an exclusive conversation with VCWorld, Shruti talks
about the acceleration of digitisation in the Indian economy, solving problems of impact and the roadmap ahead for Avaana Capital.



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