Economic Times article : Vaishali Nigam Sinha’s journey from i-Banking to iCharity
After more than 16 years of selling, buying and raising money for both Indian and overseas companies in various investment banks in London, New York and India, Vaishali Nigam Sinha started her own boutique investment bank, Savant, in 2010. It was set up along with her investment banker husband Sumant Sinha, who later moved out to start windmill company ReNew Power Ventures.
Many boutique investment banks started by entrepreneurs have flourished against competition from both local and overseas banks but Savant had run its course. "We sort of dissolved Savant as other ventures ReNew and iCharity took off and was much more executable," says Sinha. Last year, iCharity listed 23 NGOs with another two being added this year. What it does is use quasi-government watchdog Credibility Alliance to rate an NGO and its founders.
Vaishali Nigam Sinha : panelist at the Business Today Most Powerful Women in Indian Business
Vaishali Nigam Sinha, Director of iCharity recently spoke at the Business Today Most Powerful Women in Indian Business award ceremony held at the ITC Grand Central in Mumbai on August 13, 2014. Vaishali was a part of panel disucssion:To hire or be hired: What works better? especially for women in the corporate world. Vaishali, along with 3 other leading women entrepreneurs, spoke about their experiences with entrepreneurship and the challenges they faced when they embarked on the path of entreprenuership. Vaishali spoke about her journey from investment banking to iCharity and what made her to choose entreprenuership vis-a-vis social sector over a career in banking.
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