Akshat Birla

Founder, Finovate Capital
Mumbai, India
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Akshat is the Founder and CEO of Finovate Capital. He has over 15 years of industry experience spanning across Supply Chain (i2, India), Banking (Credit Suisse) and Technology (Samsung). 

During his stint at Samsung Pay he spearheaded the launch of Samsung Pay in India to over 20 million consumers and played an instrumental role in building the brand and establishing it as one of key players in the mobile payments space. 

Drawing upon his combined work experience and having recognized a need in the industry for a technology platform to offer effective and transparent working capital solutions, he founded Fintech Capital. Through Finovate Capital his mission is to cater to the underserved MSME sector by using technology innovatively to give them seamless access to capital at the click of a button. 

Akshat is an alumnus of INSEAD Business School and heads the INSEAD Alumni Investor Club in the India, which aims at investing in the next generation of INSEAD Entrepreneurs. He is also an avid photographer and skiing enthusiast.