VINEET RAI
Founder and MD, AVMS

Vineet is the founder and Managing Director of AVMS and has over 17 years of experience in early stage investing, small business incubation, and microfinance. Vineet has led the setting up of Aavishkaar I and II and AavishkaarGoodwell I & II funds. Vineet Rai is the Founder and CEO of Aavishkaar Group, a pioneer in the impact investment space. Vineet has received numerous awards including the Impact Investor of the Year by News Corp and Porter Prize among others. Vineet has received numerous awards including the Impact Investor of the Year by News Corp for 2016, Porter Prize for Strategic Leadership in Social Space, 2016, CNBC TV 18 Award for being the Catalyst Fund for India 2016, G 20 ? SME Innovation in Finance Award 2010 in Seoul South Korea, UNDP-IBLF ?ICC World Business Award in 2005 and Lemelson Award for Social Venture Investing. He is an Ashoka Fellow and Honorary Member of XLRI Alumni Association. Vineet also serves as Commissioner at the Business Commission for Sustainable Development, as Senior Advisor to Blended Finance Working Group at OECD and as an Advisor to United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Science Technology and Innovation Advisory Board. In a career spanning across two decades, Vineet?s areas of interest include early-stage venture capital, microenterprises, microfinance investments, incubations and social investment advisory. Vineet chairs the Board of Villgro, an incubating and funding platform, and IntelleGrow, an Intellecap subsidiary, which provides venture debt services to impact enterprises. He also serves on the Board of WISH Foundation and has recently been appointed as an advisor to the Tibetan Entrepreneurship Development Initiative.