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Kunal Shah

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, CRED

Kunal Shah is a financial services entrepreneur and investor. He founded one of India’s earliest fintech firms, FreeCharge, which pioneered online payments. Kunal’s latest venture, CRED, founded in 2018, is a platform that brings the benefits of high-trust communities to creditworthy individuals, brands, and financial institutions. An advocate of India’s startup ecosystem, Kunal has over 150+ angel investments, several of which are in fintech. He has been an advisor to the board of Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. [India’s largest publisher], the Chairman of the Internet and Mobile Association of India, and an advisor to Sequoia Capital India. He is also on the board of Pine Labs. Kunal actively promotes and participates in financial literacy and female workforce participation initiatives.

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