Vaibhav is the Co-founder of ftcash, empowering 60+ million underserved micro-merchants in India through financial inclusion using digital payments and loans. ftcash was recognized as one of the fastest-growing fintech companies in India by Forbes and is supported by Facebook, PayPal and MasterCard. Vaibhav was awarded by MIT for 'Most Innovative Future of Work in the World' in Financial Inclusion. He was honoured by HRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their India visit. Vaibhav has spent the last decade leading the intersection of entrepreneurship, technology, and policy at organizations such as XPRIZE, The World Bank and LGT Venture Philanthropy.
He was invited to Davos to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting and the Nobel Peace Center to represent the voice of the youth globally. He has been accorded as a GoalKeeper by Bill and Milinda Gates Foundation, UN Global Compact, Unilever Entrepreneur, Acumen Fellow, The Asia Foundation Development Fellow, Global Good Fund Fellow, INK Fellow, Unleash Fellow, LGT Impact Fellowship, SOCAP Scholar and ‘Gifted Citizen’ Distinction by La Ciudad de las Ideas, Mexico and Singularity University, USA. Vaibhav was chosen as 'Achiever of the Year - 40 under 40' by BusinessWorld and Young Entrepreneur Award by University of Tokyo and Takeda Foundation. Vaibhav is an avid speaker and his work has been featured at Nobel Peace Center, CNN, Forbes, World Economic Forum, Entrepreneur Magazine among others. He sits on the advisory council of Harvard Business Review and MIT Technology Review Global Panel.