Anil Gupta

Partner

Anil Gupta is a Partner at MSC and heads the Digital Financial Services—Payments and Distribution domain.

Anil is a hands-on development banker and technology manager with over two decades of experience. He has worked on projects with development banks, commercial banks, international funding agencies, MFIs, community-based institutions, rural infrastructure projects, and major telecommunication players in India, China, and USA. His areas of expertise include management of large and complex projects, program design and evaluation, microfinance, agriculture, and non-farm sector finance, infrastructure finance, financial sector development, and payments systems—especially mobile wallets. Anil holds a Master’s degree in Management and Technology with a specialization in Strategy and Finance from various leading institutions like IIM-Bangalore and IIT- Kharagpur. He is fluent in English and Hindi.

Posts by Anil Gupta

Analysis of India’s payment system indicators in Q2 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed many users to adopt digital payments as they seek convenience and safety. MSC’s analysis of five categories of payment systems indicators in India indicates that these systems are dependable, durable, and command the mass market’s confidence.

COVID-19: A harbinger of consumer behavior shifts among FinTech users

The blog analyzes the impact of the COVID-19 on two major categories of FinTechs—credit and savings FinTechs. We analyze the immediate impact of the pandemic and the ensuing regulatory changes on FinTechs along with some long-term changes in consumer behavior that can have a systemic adverse impact. We close by recommending data-driven measures that credit and savings FinTechs should take today to control and arrest such adverse changes in consumer behavior.

AgTechs in India – Growing landscape and challenges

This blog is the second in this series and covers the AgTech landscape in India, illustrates AgTech offerings across the agri value chain, and highlights the three key challenges that limit their growth.

Agtechs and financial institutions: Financing farmers in India

This blog, the third and final piece in this series, focuses on partnerships between AgTechs and financial institutions to improve access to finance for farmers. It also offers recommendations to improve the AgTech ecosystem in India.

Why do financial institutions shy away from financing farmers in India?

This blog, the first in a three-part series, highlights the skewed penetration of formal financing for farmers in India. It also examines the challenges that financial institutions face while offering credit to small and marginal farmers in the country.

Not Just Another Startup Accelerator in India: How the Financial Inclusion Lab is Shining a Light on Underserved Customers

This blog talks about the Financial Inclusion Lab accelerator program, which is supported by some of the largest philanthropic organizations across the world – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, J.P. Morgan, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, MetLife Foundation and Omidyar Network.

Bridge2Capital and Navana: Seniors of the batch!

One of them is transforming invoice financing and the other one is transforming mobile applications to serve the underserved – here we uncover stories of two alumna start-ups who joined us from cohort 1 into cohort 2.

Connecting India to Bharat through P2P lending

A digital P2P marketplace that connects credit-worthy borrowers with lenders has come as a blessing for small business owners whose loan applications typical banks would otherwise reject. In this blog, we trace RupeeCircle’s journey so far including the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on it