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

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

Riskcovry: Insurance-in-a-box

This blog highlights the journey of Riskcovry, an InsurTech startup that provides customizable insurance through its online portal and benefits the low- and middle-income (LMI) segment. It also talks about how the COVID-19 crisis has opened new opportunities for the startup.

MIMO – Bridging the digital gap for the rural workforce

Gig workers have been facing the brunt of the coronavirus outbreak. This blog highlights the story of a FinTech startup, MIMO, which uses technology to connect service providers to its end customers through gig workers. Learn how MIMO supports gig workers in these tough times.

PayAgri: Transforming the lives of small and marginal farmers

This blog looks at an agtech that works toward finding lucrative markets for the most challenging sub-segment within the low- and moderate-income segments—small and marginal farmers (SMF). We look at the agtech’s journey and the impact of COVID-19 on its work.