Ravi Kurani

Location: Mumbai, India

Village Capital Partner: Dasra Social Impact

Village Capital Investee: Under the Mango Tree

About Ravi…

Ravi Kurani is from Riverside, California and attended the University of California, Riverside (UCR). He received his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Energy and Environment. Ravi gained his interest in international development and business during two expeditions he took to Peru and Brazil, where he worked at an orphanage to provide basic medical care and educational supplies.  Ravi then decided to attend the Monterey Institute of International Studies and graduated in May 2011 with his Masters in Business Administration in International Finance. At MIIS, Ravi was the student council MBA representative and helped spearhead the MBA Student Association (MBASA).  After graduation, Ravi worked with HUB Ventures, in The Bay Area (SoMa), on refinement of stakeholders and development of the social enterprise space. With the completion of a Sustainable Energy and Storage Conversion Certificate from Stanford University, Ravi began to work for BuildingWise – a high performance energy efficiency engineering consulting firm in San Francisco.

In the Field…

As a Frontier Market Scout in Mumbai, India Ravi worked with Dasra Social Impact and Under the Mango Tree to expand their operational efficiencies and implement the Village Capital program sponsored by FLV. Clarifying, Dasra Social Impact is a summit and entrepreneur cell, which helps social entrepreneurs launch their services, products, and ideas. Under the Mango Tree is a hybrid social enterprise, which uses bee-boxes and revenues from organic honey to aide poor farmers in developing rural communities.

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