Press Coverage

  • Merry Spiders | March 8, 2021

    Her Funds, Let Her Take A Call

    Whether it’s starting their own entrepreneurial venture or learning to manage their money through a simple act like investing in mutual funds or real estate, having access to your own financing goes a long way in making one self-empowered and self-reliant, especially in the face of systemic injustices,

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  • Economic Times | March 8, 2021

    Women’s Day Special: If I were a man…

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  • Inc42 | March 8, 2021

    International Women’s Day: Google’s $25 Mn Grant, LetsVenture’s Women Angel Network & More

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  • Your Story | March 8, 2021

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

    Having grown up with a blind father, I value that we are finding ways to open doors for everyone to have an opportunity to pursue a career in finance. Inclusivity is one of our core company values, and I am proud that our team across regions and departments hold this in high regard.

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  • Your Story | February 27, 2021

    [Weekly funding roundup] Unicorns rule the roost with VC capital crossing $1B in Feb

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  • SPAN | October 20, 2021

    Lending a Hand to Small Businesses

    As founder and CEO of the Bengaluru-based financial technology company Kinara Capital, Hardika Shah leads with a simple but powerful mission: to open the vast benefits of the financial world for underserved small business entrepreneurs in India.

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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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  • CNBCTV 18 | February 26, 2021

    Startup digest: Top startup stories of the week

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  • Merry Spiders | February 26, 2021

    Indus Ind investments in Kinara

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  • Economic Times | February 22, 2021

    Kinara Capital secures $10m from Induslnd Bank

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  • Business World | February 22, 2021

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

    "Kinara lends to MSMEs across manufacturing, trading and services sectors, Hardika Shah, founder and chief executive said. Roopa Satish of IndusInd Bank said the DFC guarantee eliminates forex fluctuation risks from the balance sheet of Kinara and it has become an important tool to mobilise debt funding for impact space companies. Loren Rodwin of DFC said Kinara's commitment towards financial inclusion has made it possible for us to collaborate with India's small businesses. "

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  • Business World | February 22, 2021

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

    "Kinara lends to MSMEs across manufacturing, trading and services sectors, Hardika Shah, founder and chief executive said. Roopa Satish of IndusInd Bank said the DFC guarantee eliminates forex fluctuation risks from the balance sheet of Kinara and it has become an important tool to mobilise debt funding for impact space companies. Loren Rodwin of DFC said Kinara's commitment towards financial inclusion has made it possible for us to collaborate with India's small businesses. "

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  • Forbes | October 26, 2021

    Top Factors That Influence Business Loan Interest Rates

    Business loans are a critical tool for entrepreneurs to run and expand their businesses. This need is especially acute for small business owners, who do not have as much liquidity and capital access as larger enterprises. This is further complicated by the fact that micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in India are hard-pressed to find lenders who would provide them with loans without asking for collateral(s) or a security.

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  • VC Circle | February 22, 2021

    Kinara Capital secures debt funding from IndusInd Bank

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  • Money Control | February 22, 2021

    Small business lender Kinara Capital secures $10 million from IndusInd Bank

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  • ET CFO | February 2, 2021

    Budget FY22 spurs me to lend more but only to good borrowers

    It is a pandemic year, and there is going to be an inflection in terms of spending. The good part is the government spent additional money into capital expenditure, which has long-term benefits. It augers well for the economy if has to reach a $5 trillion target.

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  • Live Mint | January 31, 2021

    Budget 2021: What banks, NBFCs, fintech players expect from FM Sitharaman

    The suddenness and velocity of the pandemic has left MSMEs reeling. Even though they are slowly getting back on track, there are high expectations for Budget 2021 to deliver announcements that will help them along on the recovery path. One of the primary issues plaguing MSMEs and the last-mile NBFCs lending to them is the existing liquidity crunch, which has been exacerbated by the pandemic. Our expectation from Budget 2021 is a resolution to rapidly improve the economy by prompting banks to inject more liquidity as well as policy changes that ensure that the capital flows to the MSMEs as intended

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  • ET HR World | January 30, 2021

    CEO Wall

    Do the right thing even when no one is watching. Your actions, big and small, determine the culture you create in the workplace. And I always say - Get out of the building! By that I mean, leaders are sometimes too focused on finding solutions. You have to start from ground-up and do your research well before you start problem-solving. Zero in on the problem first because if you start with a preconceived notion, you will just end up finding ways to justify the solution you have come up with. So, get out there and talk to different stakeholders and then start drilling down to the solution.

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  • Inc42 | January 21, 2021

    Better Liquidity, Institutional Framework: Here’s What Lending Startups Expect FM To Address In Union Budget 2021

    The rate cuts made by the RBI do not always ensure lower borrowing costs for last-mile NBFCs. This is the case with most of RBI’s Covid-19 relief measures, including the TLTRO scheme. Data reveals that the mandate was meant to provide relief to NBFCs across the board, but the banks deployed more than 70% of the funds raised through it in papers issued by AAA-rated NBFCs. A change in the rating system to address the significant difference in size and operations of different NBFCs may help solve this problem

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  • dell.org | October 13, 2020

    Kinara Capital Loans Advance Small Businesses in India

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