Sahana Vaidya is the co-founder and Financial Principal at Everest Ventures, a fresh thinking and entrepreneurial SME finance advisory services and investment management company. Sahana is a CA (SA) and holds a Bachelor of Business Science with honours in Finance from University of Cape Town. Sahana is an independent finance consultant. She has more than 10 years of experience and has worked with a wide range of clients, including those in the financial services, retail and oil industries. She has been involved in financial modelling for small start-ups to large SMEs. She has prepared many scenario analyses and compiled numerous executive reports for publicly held corporations. She is passionate about increasing financial literacy of entrepreneurs.