Kavita is a recipient of UN social finance innovator award in 2015 for being an integral part of the founding green bond team at The World Bank. She was until recently the founding managing partner of ConsenSys Ventures, a unique VC-hedge fund, investing in next-generation blockchain technologies revolutionizing our current systems. Before that she has been running over $250M fund aligned with UN SDGs infusing capital in technologies providing first time or low-cost access around the world across climate tech, education tech and fintech She has set up innovative investment funds across East Africa, Middle East, South Asia and recently in the US for past 16 years through World Bank, IFC, McKinsey and The Eric Schmidt Family office. She founded and headed World Bank’s first innovation fund in 2010. She is on the board on various innovative venture funds and advisor to various accelerators and foundations across the world like google accelerator’s social track, MIT Solve (Sr. Advisor), Vatican’s Right Now foundation for impact investments, Mandela foundation etc. She is currently a visiting scholar and a lecturer at Stanford University.