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  • Your Story | March 8, 2021

    Happy International Women’s Day

    Mention of Kinara Capital

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  • Techin Asia | March 9, 2021

    Indian fintech firm Kinara Capital bags $7m in funding for women entrepreneurs

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  • Your Story | March 12, 2021

    [Weekly funding roundup] Venture investments continue to remain lacklustre; Indian startups raise $113M

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  • Rappler |

    Villgro Philippines to celebrate women entrepreneurs in ‘Impact Happy Hours’ event

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  • Entrepreneur India | March 29, 2021

    The Small Business Savior

    We are solving the Missing Middle problem, the credit chasm between informal and formal lending for small businesses is estimated by the World Bank to be USD$380 billion in India. The micro-small-medium-enterprise (MSME) sector forms an important part of the economy by contributing to 45% of India’s exports, 30% of the national GDP, and providing employment to over 100 million people in the country. The inception of Kinara Capital was catalyzed by the realization that despite the many economic reforms that India had undergone, including the tech boom, economic liberalization and globalization, small business owners were facing the same challenges and remained severely limited by the lack of access to formal funding.

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  • Economic Times | May 5, 2021

    RBI announces slew of measures for MSMEs battered by Covid second wave

    This is a welcome announcement by the RBI, the one-time restructuring and extension of moratorium is definitely a welcome relief to an already stressed sector. MSMEs had just about recovered from the ramifications of last year's pandemic and 2021 had begun on a more positive note for small businesses who were looking to scale up this year. However, the unexpected Covid surge and subsequent lockdowns is pushing the MSME sector to its limits. The new allowances will save many small businesses who in turn are our surest bet to economic recovery in India given MSME contributions to national GDP, exports and to job creation.

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  • Financial Express | May 5, 2021

    RBI Governor LIVE: Shaktikanta Das rolls out stimulus measures amid 2nd Covid-19 wave; liquidity, credit, more

    This is a welcome announcement by the RBI, the one-time restructuring and extension of moratorium is definitely a welcome relief to an already stressed sector. MSMEs had just about recovered from the ramifications of last year's pandemic and 2021 had begun on a more positive note for small businesses who were looking to scale up this year. However, the unexpected Covid surge and subsequent lockdowns is pushing the MSME sector to its limits. The new allowances will save many small businesses who in turn are our surest bet to economic recovery in India given MSME contributions to national GDP, exports and to job creation.

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  • Money Control | May 5, 2021

    RBI Governor Speech Highlights: Second purchase of G-SEC for Rs 35,000cr will be conducted on May 20

    This is a welcome announcement by the RBI, the one-time restructuring and extension of moratorium is definitely a welcome relief to an already stressed sector. MSMEs had just about recovered from the ramifications of last year's pandemic and 2021 had begun on a more positive note for small businesses who were looking to scale up this year. However, the unexpected Covid surge and subsequent lockdowns is pushing the MSME sector to its limits. The new allowances will save many small businesses who in turn are our surest bet to economic recovery in India given MSME contributions to national GDP, exports and to job creation.

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  • Techin Asia | March 9, 2021 English

    Indian fintech firm Kinara Capital bags $7m in funding for women entrepreneurs

    Bengaluru-based digital lending company Kinara Capital has raised $7 Mn (INR 52 Cr) for its HerVikas discounted loan programme from Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) for the advancement of female entrepreneurs in India. The funding will be used to disburse loans to more than 2,500 women-owned small businesses, helping them generate an incremental income of $43 Mn (INR 320 Cr).

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  • Business World | March 8, 2021

    Kinara Capital Secures USD 10 Million from IndusInd Bank with 100 Percent

    Kinara Capital Secures USD 10 Million from IndusInd Bank with 100 Percent Guaranty from U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

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  • Entrepreneur India | March 29, 2021 English

    The Small Business Saviour

    This feature by Entrepreneur India Women’s special issue highlights how Kinara Capital is solving the Missing Middle problem, the credit chasm between formal and informal lending for small businesses in India. It also spotlights the company’s commitment to empowering women mirco-entrepreneurs in India.

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  • YourStory | March 8, 2021

    How Kinara Capital’s Hardika Shah was inspired to help small business entrepreneurs dream big

    Read here about making the most of opportunities, being true to oneself, and creating impact alongside profitability from Hardika.

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  • Anchor.fm | May 13, 2021

    Financial Inclusion for Small Business Entrepreneurs

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  • Fortt Knox | March 5, 2021

    Hardika Shah, Kinara Capital CEO: A Fortt Knox Conversation

    Kinara was born out of a need to bridge the widening credit gap in India, and to drive financial inclusion through a sustainable model of growth. Watch our CEO Hardika recount her journey and the origin story of Kinara Capital in an interview with CNBC’s Jon Fortt, on his web show Fortt Knox.

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  • dell.org | October 13, 2021

    Kinara Capital loans advance small businesses in India

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