Vikas Raj
Director of Investments at Accion Venture Lab

Vikas Raj is the Director of Investments at Venture Lab, Accion’s seed-stage financial services investment fund.  At Venture Lab, Vikas leads the group’s work on sourcing, evaluating and structuring investments globally, as well as sitting on the Boards of portfolio companies and helping to drive strategic direction.  He is currently a Board member or observer of Aye Finance, Artoo, Varthana, Umati Capital, SMECorner, CreditMantri, Tienda Pago and Lok Capital.  Prior to joining Accion, Vikas worked on Evercore Partners’ Mergers and Acquisitions team, where he advised on multiple corporate transactions with aggregate value of over $45 billion.  Previously, Vikas spent two years focused on the Microfinance Sector, primarily in India, at Ujjivan and Catalyst Microfinance Investors (CMI).  Vikas has a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia University.

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