Anshul Saxena

Anshul is a Senior Manager in MSC’s Digital Financial Services—Payments and Distribution domain.

Anshul leads the start-up accelerator initiative in MSC and brings a wealth of start-up, telecom, and product and project management experience along with technology and FinTech experience through working across different domains. He is also actively involved in mentoring start-ups in the areas of artificial intelligence, blockchain, data science and analytics, and machine learning. Anshul holds an MBA in General Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad.

Posts by Anshul Saxena

A Silver Lining During the Pandemic: Three Financial Inclusion Success Stories in the Age of COVID-19

Though businesses around the world took a hit due to COVID-19, some showed admirable resolve to withstand the pandemic. This blog narrates the stories of how three start-ups used the crisis as an opportunity to overcome challenges and contribute to the goal of financial inclusion.

A paradigm shift for fintechs: Why a coherent data strategy has become a business necessity

This blog explores the critical role of data analytics and machine learning in helping business organizations utilize data for their operations.

Necessity is the mother of disruption: How Indonesia’s Fintech Startups can survive the do-or-die situation of COVID-19

This blog discusses the impact of COVID-19 on FinTechs in Indonesia. It also highlights the coping strategies of start-up FinTechs and provides recommendations for the stakeholders, government, and policymakers to help them survive and catalyze their growth.

Impact of COVID-19 on FinTechs

How has the pandemic affected Indian FinTechs? What measures have the policymakers taken? Are these measures impactful for FinTechs? What are the investor sentiments for this sector? This report, the first in a series of ongoing Covid-19 research on Indian FinTechs and the Indian FinTech ecosystem by MSC, answers these questions in the current market’s context.

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.

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