Is Impact Investing The Right Fit?
In this season of The Impact Podcast, we have been featuring episodes that delve deep into questions of funding for social impact. if you compared the evolution of social entrepreneurship to the stages of a person, it would be fair to say that the sector has reached an adolescence. It is no longer in its infancy but is negotiating the next range of questions and issues as it has matured. If that is the case for social enterprise, it may be said that the impact investment sector is somewhere in toddlerhood. It is growing, learning, and pivoting at an exponential pace; but is not fully developed and formed.
In this episode, you can hear how this still-developing form of investment may be a good fit or not a good fit for impact entrepreneurs. We are fortunate to be joined by Ayush Khanna, a savvy entrepreneur, recent 500 Startups graduate, and someone who has thought about these topics deeply.
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Meet Ayush Khanna
Ayush is passionate about developing products that delight users while also creating social impact. At LaborVoices, he is building a platform that guides workers to the best jobs and global brands to the best suppliers. His work has been recognized by prominent organizations like USAID and Humanity United, and covered in media organizations like The Huffington Post, BBC and Reuters.
Previously, Ayush has held analytics and research roles at PayPal, Wikimedia Foundation, and Duke University. At PayPal, he worked with several Product teams to successfully launch mobile and web products in multiple regions. At Wikimedia, he developed the seminal Wikipedia reader and editor study, which revealed a signifiaAyush has a Masters degree in Information Science from UC Berkeley and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Mumbai University.