Leap Finance

Neobank for International students
Bengaluru, Karnātaka, India
From Sundar Pichai to Indira Nooyi and Satya Nadella to Laxman Narasimhan, Indians today lead the world’s most influential companies. Increasingly, young Indians are going beyond geographical boundaries - to study at the best global schools and pursue global careers. Leap Finance supports future leaders from India in their quest for global impact. We create modern financial products and services that help Indian students pursue a global career. From choosing the right university and the best financing option to lining up job interviews and introductions, Leap Finance invests heavily in your success.

Our first offering is a Graduate student loan, designed specifically for Indian students.
Why Work With Us
  • Experienced founding team
  • Right to win - The founding team knows the business & its secrets inside out. We are starting with a significant head start and a precise plan of action
  • Barriers to entry - This is a specialised play with natural barriers to entry, allowing for significant value creation for all equity holders
  • Backed by marquee global investors
  • Exposure to all aspects of company building - exposure to investors, fund-raising, decision making, building the team & culture
  • All of the above perks of joining a high potential company very early, along with a competitive market salary.
Founding Team

Arnav Kumar

I am second time entrepreneur with a Venture Capital stint in the middle. Currently building Leap Finance, a Sequoia India backed (Series A) startup. Leap Finance helps Indian students pursuing International graduate degrees by offering them innovative products We have built a suite of financial products for the 'study abroad' segment In other words, we are a modern bank accelerating the international education dream. If you have worked in the study abroad or international education segment in any capacity (an education counselor, a GRE/ GMAT/IELTS/TOEFL trainer or coach), I would love to connect with you and collaborate If you are a student studying abroad or thinking about an international degree, I would love chat about your experience and pick your brain Previously, I built gozoomo, a peer-to-peer automobile exchange which raised $7M from SAIF Partners and Apoletto (Billionaire Yuri Milner's private fund) Worked with SAIF Partners as a Venture Capital investor where I focused on consumer internet investing (e-commerce, education, consumer logistics, automotive). SAIF Partners is India's leading Venture Capital fund with an enviable portfolio (Paytm, Swiggy, Meesho, Unacademy, Urbanclap, Justdial, Makemytrip, NSE) Deal list during SAIF -> Meesho (Series A), Unacademy ( Series B), Inyda/Faballey (Series B) I spend my time on Business Models, Product Management and Organisation Building. I read about Entrepreneurship, Growth Marketing, Economics and Finance I am always looking to connect with company builders and product builders. I am currently hiring for content strategy and growth marketing If you want to say hi, please write to me at with some context.

Vaibhav Singh, CFA

Financial services professional with 12 years experience across a global investment bank and the Indian fintech ecosystem. Have worked in multiple business functions and at financial hubs across the Asia-Pacific region. Passionate about technology and its ever increasing impact on financial services.