Kabir is part of the founding team at Flourish. He has close to 20 years of experience in the financial sector spanning both emerging markets and the US. He leads global ecosystem efforts and makes investments in the US and emerging markets. He is passionate about supporting early-stage entrepreneurs who want to fundamentally transform the financial sector and improve people’s economic outlook.
Previously, while at Omidyar Network, Kabir leveraged his deep expertise in emerging markets to develop a portfolio of investments focused on regtech and banking technology. He invested in startups in frontier markets in South Asia as well as deepened the firm’s policy and ecosystem networks globally seeding a number of new non-profits.
Prior to Omidyar Network, he cofounded a program housed at the World Bank that laid the foundations for the first generation of mobile-first fintech in emerging markets. Kabir has worked in more than 15 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. In India, he served as an advisor to the Indian government and as a collaborator on a number of efforts to develop a new digital, public-good infrastructure in the country.
Kabir received his Master’s degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and B.A. degree in Economics from Gettysburg College. Born and raised in Mumbai, India, Kabir currently lives outside Washington DC with his wife and two children.