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271 Launch Lessons: Energy & Fintech Startups in Africa with Aneri Pradhan

Aneri Pradhan is a social innovator passionate about using technology to solve large ecosystem problems. She is a 2X Founder; she is the Founder of ENVenture (acquired by New Energy Nexus), an award-winning incubator that finances and trains rural cooperatives in Uganda to start clean energy businesses. She also serves on the Board of Directors of New Energy Nexus, a leading clean energy non-profit facilitating approximately $1B into the renewable sector. She was also the Co-Founder of ENVision mobile, a fintech platform for emerging markets. She has over a decade of experience working in 15 countries in Africa and Asia on technology adoption in energy and fintech. Formerly, she worked on Facebook’s Sustainability and Connectivity Lab, prototyping new social impact technologies. She also served as an Energy Access Officer at the United Nations Foundation, spearheading grassroots mobilization on Sustainable Development Goals. She was named Renewable Energy World’s Top 40 under 40 in the solar, winner of the Vodafone Wireless Innovation Prize, Nasdaq Milestone Maker, an American Express Emerging Innovator, Cordes Fellow, and a member of Forbes Nonprofit Council. She has a Master’s in Environment & Development from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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