Paul Breloff is a Senior Advisor at Venture Lab, providing advice across Venture Lab’s investments and activities. Paul was formerly the Managing Director of Venture Lab, which he started in 2012 and led until middle 2016. Before Venture Lab, Paul advised CGAP (an independent research center focused on financial inclusion and housed at the World Bank) on policy and technical issues related to branchless banking and has been engaged by Root Capital, Shell Foundation, BRAC, and others on access-to-finance issues in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Previously, Paul worked with SKS Microfinance, India’s largest microfinance institution, leading business development and strategic initiatives and assisting on capital raising. While at SKS, he led new product launches and managed strategic partnerships across mobile/mobile banking, energy, education, water, and rural distribution. He has also practiced corporate law with Mayer Brown and worked as an advertising account executive for Leo Burnett. Paul has a bachelor of arts from Amherst College and a law degree from Yale Law School.