Hetal Patel is Head of Venture Growth for Mercy Corps Ventures and leverages his consulting and entrepreneurial experience to support the portfolio companies from due diligence to scale. He manages the venture engagements, particularly focusing on business model validation, company building, and investment readiness for growth capital. Hetal has specific experience in Edtech, Agriculture, and FinTech, and is specially interested in future facing models such as savingstech.
Hetal has 10+ years experience investing in, advising, and growing enterprises in emerging markets. His initial foray into impact was as Director of a Skoll winning social enterprise, managing and delivering USD6.5MM in funds and delivering 30% YoY growth. He managed multiple country offices for a boutique consultancy in Asia, conducting strategy for leading development (IFC, WB, EU) and private sector clients, and leading expansion to Myanmar. Early in his career Hetal worked as an analyst in leading financial services firms. He studied Philosophy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and at University of Edinburgh.