Lok promotes inclusive growth in India by making long-term equity investments. Launched in 2004, it backs entrepreneurs who cater to large underserved segments through investments in financial services, agriculture/livelihood and healthcare sectors. In addition to capital, Lok supports the portfolio companies through a variety of engagements which include fellowship programs and technical assistance. Lok manages three funds with over USD 125 mn under management.
Anurag Bhargava of Duane Park is Chairman and Co-Founder of IREO, one of the largest ($2 bn) investment funds focused on real estate in India. Mr. Bhargava is also a co-founder of India Equity Partners, a $350 mn long-term private equity fund. Mr. Bhargava is currently on the boards of U.S - India Business Council, Magic Bus USA, Spice Jet Limited, is Chairman of Yaantra and serves on the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania (School of Engineering).
Anurag completed a dual-degree program in management and technology at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. degree from the Wharton School of Business, and a B.S. degree from the Moore School of Engineering and Applied Science. Anurag completed high school in India at St. Columba’s, New Delhi.