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Shailesh Menon

Shailesh Menon

1 Senior Assistant Editor - News Features The Economic Times

I've been a journalist for over 15 years, tracking mostly banking and financial markets. Every so often I write about horses, poker, diamonds, private clubs, marathons, post offices, eggs, guns & roses, lotteries, chit funds, flags, asafoetida... But that's just to break the monotony. Email - shailesh.menon@timesgroup.com

I've been a journalist for over 15 years, tracking mostly banking and financial markets. Every so often I write about horses, poker, diamonds, private clubs, marathons, post offices, eggs, guns & roses, lotteries, chit funds, flags, asafoetida... But that's just to break the monotony. Email - shailesh.menon@timesgroup.com

Investing

It’s the dawn of social-impact investing in India; valuations, exits surge

Social-impact ventures saw a rush of profitable exits in 2019 amid climbing valuations. Impact investing seems to be catching on in India, in line with global trends. But it’s still early days — many potential investors are still waiting for companies to prove their business and social-impact models.

17 Jan 20200 comment
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Crowdfunding

Small help, big hearts, and a good news story: how Ketto, GiveIndia are helping the sick and needy

The economic numbers may be depressing, jobs not plentiful, and increments paltry. But as the sums raised by crowdfunding platforms show, India’s urban millennials are responding generously to genuine funding quests, including for treatment of serious ailments. While crowdfunding platforms say 2019 has been their best year in recent times, they expect to put up a stronger show in 2020.

19 Dec 20190 comment
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