Success Story of Impact Guru a Crowd Funding Platform in India
Mr. Piyush Jain is the founder of the Impact Guru, a crowd funding platform in India, which offers a complete online fundraising / crowd funding solution for nonprofits, corporates or Individuals for all the fundraising needs – be it small or large.
Crowd funding is a way of raising money online from a large number of people by aggregating small payments.
Impact Guru believes in“A little from everyone can be a lot for someone.”
About the CEO & Founder Mr. Piyush Jain:
Mr. Piyush Jain at age 33 years has created this platform for India, where in a small contribution can help a lot for making someone’s life. Not only this, he has worked in various fields like investment banking, management consulting, startups and other emerging markets. He also possesses multi-industry, tri-sector and tech venture experience.
Piyush has both work and educational experience in New York, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Mumbai, New Delhi and Kolkata.
Piyush posses Enriched perspectives having worked in the private sector (BCG, J.P Morgan, Ernst & Young), public sector (Government of India) and nonprofit sector (Instiglio) as well as with silicon valley startup So-Fi, world’s #1 fintech startup with regards to funding.
Talking about the education of Mr. Piyush Jain he has done his under graduation from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Joseph Wharton Scholar and completed his graduation from Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
He also has co-authored a paper at Harvard Business School on innovative ideas to finance entrepreneurial and social ventures and did his graduate capstone exercise at Harvard on crowd funding and CSR.
Impact Guru’s Platform:
Impact Guru is India’s largest crowd funding platform having raised Rs 329 crores for various causes since inception. They were incubated at Harvard Innovation Lab Venture Initiation Program, USA and PACT Social Enterprise Incubator at Impact Hub (Singapore).
The inauguration of the platform was done by Mrs. Maneka Gandhi, Minister of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India in 2015.
Impact Guru has already partnered with nonprofits such as World Vision India, Oxfam, SOS Children’s Village, Habitat for Humanity; CSR departments of Tata, Godrej, and Wockhardt.
Impact Guru recently partnered with Singapore Committee for UN Women, Mastercard, Bain & Company and INSEAD to raise close to US$40,000 for social organizations’ across the Asia-Pacific, and with GlobalGiving –the world’s largest NGO crowdfunding platform.
Impact Guru has also organized events in partnership with Harvard Club of Mumbai and Wharton India Economic Forum.
Awards and Recognition to Impact Guru:
TiE the Knot / CNBC Young Turks Startup Competition – Words from Piyush Jain – Impact Guru from minute 15 – https://goo.gl/YQFESw
CAP Compliance Complete Conference – Fundraising Session – https://goo.gl/Q4yjZ2
Raised Rs 3.3 crores in investment capital from Singapore based VC fund – RB Investment and Fundnel, international equity crowdfunding platform within 1 year of startup launch – https://goo.gl/AZnvKv
Profiled by Scoop Whoop as 10 Indian Who Approached a Problem Differently and Solved It – https://goo.gl/UbMUEe