Premal Shah

Premal Shah

Co-Founder and Executive Chair, Renewables.org; Co-Founder, Kiva

Premal co-founded Kiva.org — a crowdfunding non-profit that’s raised over $1 billion in 0% interest capital for microfinance entrepreneurs in +70 countries.  Premal started Kiva after volunteering at the Gandhi Ashram in India, where he developed a deeper appreciation of Gandhi’s teachings & example.  Premal is now launching Renewables.org — a ‘Kiva for climate change’ crowdfunding site which aims to accelerate clean energy across India and Africa.  Premal also serves on the boards of Change.org and the Center For Humane Technology (the non-profit behind Netflix’s most watched documentary ‘The Social Dilemna’).  Premal began his career as one of PayPal’s first product managers and graduated from Stanford University.  For his work as a social entrepreneur, he has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, an Obama White House Champion of Change and selected to FORTUNE magazine’s “40 under 40″ list.