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Hetal Patel
Head of Venture Growth at Mercy Corps Ventures


I'm passionate about experimental business models, new markets, social change, and bridging inequalities through access. Rewarded every day working with talented and driven people tackling some of the most pressing social problems. Mercy Corps Ventures in invests in early stage innovative start-ups. 

I have over 15 years of investing and consulting experience, helping a blend of private sector, development, and social entrepreneurship clients achieve impact goals and business objectives.
My experience cuts across the areas of private sector development, feasibility and market analysis, agriculture, BoP markets and products, clean energy, financial inclusion, and sustainable CSR for garment sector.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Investing in African tech start-ups: the why, how and where?


Speakers at this event