Sonali Mehta-Rao

Sonali currently heads InVenture’s India business. InVenture ( is an innovative mobile technology platform focused on financial inclusion and alternative credit-scoring for the underbanked. Prior to joining InVenture, Sonali co-founded leading artisan-based luxury brand Mela Artisans ( which was recently funded by Aavishkaar and can be found in leading retail outlets such as Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus. Mela Artisans’ primary mission is to provide a sustainable global market for Indian artisans. Sonali has always been committed to the social enterprise space, and has been associated with a number of other organizations in the past, including Lumni Inc., Mission Markets, Ashoka, and Intellecap.