SKS Microfinance based in Hyderabad has raised 366 crore or $75 million from private investors. This is the fourth round of fund raising and was lead by Sandstone Capital. SKS has been one of the fastest growing MFIs in the world. According to its CEO Vikram Akula the funds will be used to leverage access to commercial finance and to scale their outreach in the next two years (doubling the current 1400 branches and 12,000 employees). SKS has raised funds in the past through Unitus Equity Fund, Vinod Khosla, Ravi Reddy, Sequoia Capital, Odyssey Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank. SKS currently has 3.3million clients across India and it plans to reach 8 million by 2011.
source: VC Circle
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