Kinara Capital CEO Hardika Shah on the art of building MSMEs
Some offices are tight-lipped about their occupants’ work style, but others wear it on their sleeve, or in this case, on their walls. A quote by US poet Maya Angelou, hand-drawn on a side wall of the office, greets me through my Zoom camera. It reads, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour and some style.” Other walls tell a story of the occupant’s travel history: three curated artworks in the well-lit space, each from Australia, the US and India.
She’s the CEO-founder of Bengaluru-based Kinara Capital, a 10-year-old socially inclusive non-banking financial company (NBFC), which provides unsecured business loans to micro-enterprises from across sectors.