Sandeep Farias

Elevar Equity

Sandeep Farias is Founder and Managing Director of Elevar Equity, a human centered venture capital firm that invests in transformative and scalable entrepreneurial ventures focused on underserved customers in low income communities in India and Latin America. The Elevar Method of investing has democratized essential services for over 20 million underserved customers and catalyzed billions of dollars of capital into 25+ companies focused on financial services, agriculture, education, healthcare and housing.

Sandeep has over 20 years of experience in emerging markets, investing, financial services and corporate law. He is passionate about working with early stage companies that foster economic development. 

Sandeep has led Series A investments in some of India’s best companies focused on low income communities. These include Ujjivan (urban microfinance), Vistaar (micro and small enterprise lender), Shubham (community focused housing finance), Madura (rural microfinance), Glocal (primary and secondary healthcare for rural populations), Indifi (technology integrated lending marketplace for SMEs) and SecureNow (distributor of customized general insurance for SMEs).

Prior to Elevar, he founded and headed the Indian operations of Unitus, a microfinance accelerator. Sandeep started his career in 1996 after completing an integrated Law and Arts Honours degree from the National Law School of India University. Over eight years, he worked at two leading corporate law firms (Amarchand and Nishith Desai Associates).