Ishan Mishra is the Principal of South Asia for Accion Venture Lab, Accion’s seed-stage impact investment initiative in fintech for the underserved. Ishan leads all aspects of Venture Lab’s investments work in India, including deal sourcing, due diligence, transaction process management, post-investment support, and industry building. Ishan has more than twelve years of experience across technology product management in the BFSI domain and venture investing across consumer-tech, agriculture, healthcare, and fintech sectors in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Prior to joining Accion, Ishan worked at Acumen Fund as a Portfolio Manager focused on driving investments and managing portfolio companies across diverse sectors in India. Prior to Acumen, Ishan brings venture capital investment experience from his time with Brand Capital, the corporate VC arm of India’s largest media house, Bennet and Coleman Company Limited as well as Aavishkaar, India’s pioneering impact investment fund. He has a degree in Engineering in Information Technology from Sardar Patel College of Engineering and PGP in Management from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.