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Siddharth Thakur

Program Director

Sid comes to Confluence with hands-on experience in corporate philanthropy, impact investing, development consulting, financial inclusion, and non-profit management. He is passionate about market led solutions to development challenges, and has held diverse roles in the social impact space.

Until recently, he worked with Autodesk Foundation in their Investments and Portfolio Division, where he managed grants for investing in climate solutions. He also worked as a Senior Associate at Sorenson Impact, a social impact VC firm where he led due diligence for several social startups across the globe.

In the past, he has consulted for various funding agencies, microfinance institutions, government agencies, social startups in program strategy, operations, and business planning. He focused on disadvantaged communities in developing countries, with an emphasis on financial inclusion, agriculture development, and rural livelihoods.

In India he led a multi-million-dollar Gates funded non-profit dairy initiative, aimed at helping 85,000 farmers emerge out of poverty through a financially sustainable service model. He also worked for BASIX, an Indian micro finance institution, where he was involved in capital raising and project management.

Siddharth recently graduated with an MBA and MS in Finance from the University of Utah. He also has a Masters in Rural Management from IRMA, India. He is enjoying his new home base in Oakland, California.