I worked at Unitus full-time (More than 3 years)
Highly focused strategy on market led solutions to alleviate poverty in developing countries. Startup ethos. Established first commercial equity fund and investment bank for microfinance in India. Work with best social entrepreneurs. Great team that brings experience from venture capital, banking, and consulting. Ample opportunity for involvement on projects. International presence in India, South East Asia, East Africa, and Latin America.
Dedicated teams with a fast work pace result in long hours, especially over time zones. Extensive travel required to developing countries. Organization has pivoted several times, requiring structural changes.
I have been working at Unitus full-time (More than 3 years)
Ownership of mandate and client, open door policy, good team
Limited growth prospects, limited support from seniors
- Niche sector (investment banking for impact investing)
- Small team
- Market leader in the sector
- Located in Bangalore
- Poor team dynamics
- Poor employee benefits
- Senior Management detached from the team
- Impact investing space is under stress due to the ongoing Microfinance crisis
Advice to Management
Senior management needs to improve more effective role in Employee mentoring and grooming employees for larger roles. Senior management needs to be more aggressive in protecting mandates.
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