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Abhishant Pant

(Founder)

Abhishant Pant is the founder of The Fintech Meetup and General Partner at Yatra Angel Network Fund, SEBI registered CAT I AIF. He is known as the “Cashless Man of India” and is named among the Top 100 Fintech professionals in Asia. He has spoken about the Fintech landscape via Ted Talks, Lectures at NUS, IIM and IIT and at various banking conferences.

He is closely associated with the Fintech world, as a mentor and angel investor, via incubators/accelerators and writes regularly on Fintech landscape opportunities and challenges. He is extensively covered by Media both in India (TOI, HT, ET, Zee News, India News, Mid-Day and others) and abroad (BBC and others).

Ishan Shah
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Ishan Shah

( Business Journalist)

Ishan Shah looks after Communications at The Fintech Meetup. Formerly, he has been a Business Journalist with leading financial publications in India like Economic Times (Founding Member of ETBFSI.com) and Moneycontrol. He has extensively covered the BFSI-Fintech ecosystem and interviewed top CEOs, including India’s Chief Economic Adviser. He played a leading role in building an in-house BFSI portal for Economic Times (ETBFSI.com) and creating a community of more than 30,000 BFSI-Fintech professionals.

He has extensively covered the BFSI-Fintech ecosystem and interviewed top CEOs, including India’s Chief Economic Adviser. He played a leading role in building an in-house BFSI portal for Economic Times (ETBFSI.com) and creating a community of more than 30,000 BFSI-Fintech professionals.

Pankaj Singh
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Pankaj Singh

Pankaj joined The Fintech Meetup in 2020 as Chief Business Officer (Connexdoor an initiative by TFM). He has more than 5 year of work experience in Corporate Banking/Commercial Banking primarily into trade finance, treasury and business development. He has worked with ICICI Bank, Kotak and Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) at various location.

He holds B.Com Honours from Hansraj College, University of Delhi and a post graduate degree (MBA) from Indian Institute of Management, Shillong and Fudan University, China. He is also CFA level 2 from CFA Institute, USA and expertise in Mandarin language (HSK 2 certified).

Currently, he is the Program Manager at Yatra Angel Network, India’s first fintech focused early stage investment firm and manages all aspect of research work for The Fintech Meetup.

Sagarika Shah
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Sagrika Shah

Sagrika Shah is the co-founder at ConnexDoor, a strategic enabler platform that helps establish collaborations within the start-up ecosystem. She has previously worked as a Fintech Analyst in an ecosystem startup named The Fintech Meetup, right after completing her Masters in Financial Technology from BSE Institute Ltd. Being a women entrepreneur, she also is a part of two women empowerment initiatives:

  • Bridge the Gap: Providing basic financial literacy to any female

  • Fantastic Women: On a mission to provide Fintech access to 2500+ women entrepreneurs across sectors.