Incentivising digital payments and compliance will reap rich dividends.
Co-founder and Director, MobiKwik
&amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt;Upasana’s mission is to simplify payment acceptance for retailers in India. Her current focus is to bring a million retailers into the MobiKwik payments network. She is also in charge of bank partnerships, business operations, and talent acquisition at MobiKwik.&amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Upasana&amp;amp;amp;nbsp;comes with a strong background in payments as a senior product manager with PayPal in the Silicon Valley and prior to that with HSBC in San Diego, US.&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt;In 2008,&amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Upasana&amp;amp;amp;nbsp;decided to return to India and contribute to the ecosystem back home. The year after she joined MobiKwik as its co-founder. From a handful of early employees to a headcount of around 250,&amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Upasana&amp;amp;amp;nbsp;has been chiefly responsible for holding things together at MobiKwik, keeping the team focused on the goal of building India’s largest independent mobile payments network.&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt;Upasana&amp;amp;amp;nbsp;graduated with Bachelors in Engineering from NIT Jalandhar and holds a Masters in Management Science from Stanford University. She has 13 years of extensive experience in Payments &amp;amp;amp;amp; Financial Services and has been an entrepreneur in India for over 7 years now.&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;
For many decades, India has been a cash-driven economy that frequently facilitated the generation of unaccounted money through
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The RBI has been a great champion for fintech startups. The support of the RBI in terms of guidance and on a policy level has allowed fintech companies to flourish in an otherwise regulated and monitored financial environment in India. I would, however, like to address a few concerns regarding changes needed in this ecosystem.
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