Sonali Mehta-Rao

Sonali currently heads InVenture’s India business. InVenture (www.inventure.org) 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 (www.melaartisans.com) 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.