Upasana Taku is Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer of MobiKwik, India’s largest digital
credit and payments platform with 120 million users, 3 million merchants, and 300+ billers.
Her current role is to lead the company’s evolution from a mobile wallet into a full-stack
fintech platform that caters to the financial needs & aspirations of a Billion Indians.
Ms. Taku is the only woman in India to lead a fintech and payments platform of scale. In
2018, she was recognized as the first woman in India to lead a “Payments Startup” by the
President of India. Ms. Taku is one of four Indians featured in the prestigious Forbes 2019
Asia’s Power Businesswomen list. She is on the global list of ‘Top 100 Women in Fintech
2018’, announced by Lattice80, a London based Global Fintech Hub.
In recognition of her achievements in the tech startup ecosystem in India, Ms. Taku was
featured by Forbes as one of ‘Asia’s Women to Watch in 2016’ and in the ‘Fortune 40 under
40’ List in the same year. She was awarded ‘Young Business Woman Award’ at the CNBC
Young Turks Conclave 2017, and was conferred with ‘Best Woman Entrepreneur Award
2017’ by ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry), the apex trade
association of India.
Upasana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (BE) from NIT Jalandhar, India and a
Masters degree in Management Science & Engineering (MS) from Stanford University, USA.
She worked with PayPal in Silicon Valley and HSBC in San Diego before returning to India
to start MobiKwik.
MobiKwik is India’s leading fintech platform operating businesses in consumer payments,
payment gateway, and financial services. The company’s vision is to build accessible and
affordable - digital financial services for a Billion Indians. Founded in 2009 by Bipin Preet
Singh and Upasana Taku, the company has raised over $100M in funding from marquee
investors like Sequoia Capital, American Express, Bajaj Finance and Net1.
MobiKwik’s payments network is one of the largest in India with 120 million users, 3 million
merchants, and 300+ billers. Having grown from its strength in payments, the company has
transformed into a full-stack fintech platform offering financial products. Since 2018,
MobiKwik has disbursed 19 lakh loans via its Digital Credit Line, which disburses money
instantly to the user’s wallet. The company ventured into the mutual fund space with the
acquisition of Mumbai-based Clearfunds.
Saturday 20th March, 2021
Panel discussion : Leapfrogging Payments
20 march-2021 new_schedule