Young Turks pursuing social enterprise fellowships
Samir Malviya's affair with the social sector began when he quit his financial analyst job at Goldman Sachs Chicago and headed to India to join the fellowship programme with impact investing fund Lok Capital. Over the next three years, Samir packed in an MBA from the University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and joined social venture capital fund Unitus Impact after. Today, as principal at the San Francisco-headquartered company, he works closely with its chief executive officer, Geoff Woolley, to manage the company's investments in India. Exciting as his work is, he says it was his fellowship with Lok Capital's investee company Ujjivan Financial Services — where he not only participated in raising the company's first two non-convertible debentures (NCDs), but also helped navigate the microfinance crisis — that ended up being the opportunity of a lifetime.
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