New Delhi, Nov. 9 -- Svasti Microfinance Pvt Ltd, a non-banking financial company-micro finance institution (NBFC-MFI), has raised $10 million from existing investors, including Adar Poonawalla, the Patni family and Nordic Microfinance Initiative, a senior executive at the firm told Mint in an interview.

The round also saw participation from other investors such as Dubai-based family office of Nalwalas, Kayenne Ventures, a Singapore-based investment vehicle led by Kajal and Navin Fabiani, and other high-net-worth individuals (HNIs) led by the Rajiv Dadlani Group.

The Mumbai-based firm was founded Arunkumar Padmanabhan and B Narayanan.

"We plan to grow our loan portfolio to Rs.550 crore by the end of this fiscal year and we want to go b...