Avinash Mishra is Managing Director and head of private sector investing at GIF with over 12 years of experience spanning impact investing, social entrepreneurship, international banking and technology. Before joining GIF, Avinash worked as a consultant advising institutional and individual investors on early stage investing in India. Most notably helping prepare strategy and structure for a $100m family office. He was previously with Acumen Fund leading the portfolio work for Education and Agriculture sectors in India and had a brief stint leading debt investments as VP, Investments at Grameen Impact, a non-banking finance organization in India. Avinash has also been an entrepreneur in the ed-tech space and had stints in international banking and technology.